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Tenting Woodman Point. Best Bet?

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Created by Fieldie > 9 months ago, 11 Feb 2015
Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:33AM
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G'day Guys!
I'm coming up for some time off after 16th Feb and, wind dependant, looking to sail at Woodman Point (among other places hopefully!)
Looking for advice on where to camp midweek on an unpowered site by myself for a couple of nights. Camp at Woodies or in Freo? Any thoughts/tips would be muchly appreciated!!!
Cheers!!!

Stuthepirate
SA, 3495 posts
11 Feb 2015 9:22AM
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Woodman point caravan park is the nicest one in the area and (obviously) close to Woodman Point
It doesn't have unpowered sites though

www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/wa/greater-perth/woodman-point-holiday-park

Mark _australia
WA, 19212 posts
11 Feb 2015 8:13AM
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I'd pick Woodies if only as the Freo one up the road used to have some pretty different residents.....

grumplestiltskin
WA, 2330 posts
11 Feb 2015 10:59AM
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What I would like to know is ... why you would go out of your way to sail at Woodies?

I sail there a lot coz its my closest beach, but its seriously not somewhere you would seek out.

Mark _australia
WA, 19212 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:28PM
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^^ freestylers?

FlickySpinny
WA, 657 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:37PM
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grumplestiltskin said..
What I would like to know is ... why you would go out of your way to sail at Woodies?

I sail there a lot coz its my closest beach, but its seriously not somewhere you would seek out.




Because beach 3 is <edited> a rather fine place to sail if you like Freestyle.

I've gotten on planes for a week's holiday to sail worse spots.

Also Beach 2 is as good as you'll get most of the way across Europe for general sailing. Ramps, warm sunny and windy - it's heaven for those that don't have it as their local.

barn
WA, 2960 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:37PM
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grumplestiltskin said..
What I would like to know is ... why you would go out of your way to sail at Woodies?

I sail there a lot coz its my closest beach, but its seriously not somewhere you would seek out.




^^ Duckgybers?




People fly all the way from places like Estonia to sail Woodies..

Mark _australia
WA, 19212 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:43PM
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I was also going to suggest maybe gay sex and the sound of your windows shattering whilst you are on the water.


Mark _australia
WA, 19212 posts
11 Feb 2015 2:44PM
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barn said..


People fly all the way from places like Estonian to sail Woodies..




Is that near Canadia?

Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
12 Feb 2015 10:15AM
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Haha!!! Ahhh, yup... ...that'll be a BIG "NO!!!!" to the gay sex etc and the sound of breaking glass reminds me of my last sh#t visit to Woodies about 20 years ago! Maybe not my ideal travel destination but the duck-gybe video is spot on...

I was looking to nail my gybes. I have been windsurfing for ages now and my water time has diminished remarkably since the arrival of sprogs. I have never convincingly nailed my gybes.

With three to four weeks up my sleeve to travel overnighters, maybe bank two nights in a row if conditions are special, I have the ability to travel within about 300-400km radius from Bunbury

Falcon estuary is on the radar and I had heard Woodies was some awesome flatwater for same.

albentley
NSW, 291 posts
12 Feb 2015 1:27PM
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Woodies is pretty sick. Also break in's are a bit of a legacy thing, been sailing there for 4 years now without a problem.

Wouldn't get too hung up on advice from people that spend 90% of their day on Seabreeze forums either!

BSN101
WA, 1599 posts
12 Feb 2015 2:40PM
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Fieldie said..
Haha!!! Ahhh, yup... ...that'll be a BIG "NO!!!!" to the gay sex etc and the sound of breaking glass reminds me of my last sh#t visit to Woodies about 20 years ago! Maybe not my ideal travel destination but the duck-gybe video is spot on...

I was looking to nail my gybes. I have been windsurfing for ages now and my water time has diminished remarkably since the arrival of sprogs. I have never convincingly nailed my gybes.

With three to four weeks up my sleeve to travel overnighters, maybe bank two nights in a row if conditions are special, I have the ability to travel within about 300-400km radius from Bunbury

Falcon estuary is on the radar and I had heard Woodies was some awesome flatwater for same.



albentley said..

Woodies is pretty sick. Also break in's are a bit of a legacy thing, been sailing there for 4 years now without a problem.

Wouldn't get too hung up on advice from people that spend 90% of their day on Seabreeze forums either!



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Fieldie said..
Haha!!! Ahhh, yup... ...that'll be a BIG "NO!!!!" to the gay sex etc and the sound of breaking glass reminds me of my last sh#t visit to Woodies about 20 years ago! Maybe not my ideal travel destination but the duck-gybe video is spot on...

I was looking to nail my gybes. I have been windsurfing for ages now and my water time has diminished remarkably since the arrival of sprogs. I have never convincingly nailed my gybes.

With three to four weeks up my sleeve to travel overnighters, maybe bank two nights in a row if conditions are special, I have the ability to travel within about 300-400km radius from Bunbury

Falcon estuary is on the radar and I had heard Woodies was some awesome flatwater for same.



Hi Fieldie, Augusta should be on your radar too. Im in Busso and will be heading there on Sat. SE wind is gold and flat water enhances gybes.
Let me know if you are going to go & will catch you there. Dave

whippingboy
QLD, 942 posts
12 Feb 2015 5:08PM
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Come back Grumps you know you miss it


westozwind
WA, 1263 posts
12 Feb 2015 3:30PM
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He was there on Saturday. Don't know if he recognised me with the polka dot shorts on...

Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
13 Feb 2015 6:16AM
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Of course! Thanks Dave!!!! I hadn't even considered Augusta! I will keep that in mind especially on SE breeze, with bonus of the Augusta pub!!!

grumplestiltskin
WA, 2330 posts
13 Feb 2015 7:12AM
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Come back Grumps you know you miss it




I didnt say it was bad, I just said I didnt think it was somewhere you would go out of your way to go to.
Mind you, I cant freestyle, so I had forgotten about that side of things.

Fieldie
WA, 354 posts
15 Feb 2015 11:33PM
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Fieldie said..
Haha!!! Ahhh, yup... ...that'll be a BIG "NO!!!!" to the gay sex etc and the sound of breaking glass reminds me of my last sh#t visit to Woodies about 20 years ago! Maybe not my ideal travel destination but the duck-gybe video is spot on...

I was looking to nail my gybes. I have been windsurfing for ages now and my water time has diminished remarkably since the arrival of sprogs. I have never convincingly nailed my gybes.

With three to four weeks up my sleeve to travel overnighters, maybe bank two nights in a row if conditions are special, I have the ability to travel within about 300-400km radius from Bunbury

Falcon estuary is on the radar and I had heard Woodies was some awesome flatwater for same.




albentley said..

Woodies is pretty sick. Also break in's are a bit of a legacy thing, been sailing there for 4 years now without a problem.

Wouldn't get too hung up on advice from people that spend 90% of their day on Seabreeze forums either!





Fieldie said..
Haha!!! Ahhh, yup... ...that'll be a BIG "NO!!!!" to the gay sex etc and the sound of breaking glass reminds me of my last sh#t visit to Woodies about 20 years ago! Maybe not my ideal travel destination but the duck-gybe video is spot on...

I was looking to nail my gybes. I have been windsurfing for ages now and my water time has diminished remarkably since the arrival of sprogs. I have never convincingly nailed my gybes.

With three to four weeks up my sleeve to travel overnighters, maybe bank two nights in a row if conditions are special, I have the ability to travel within about 300-400km radius from Bunbury

Falcon estuary is on the radar and I had heard Woodies was some awesome flatwater for same.




Hi Fieldie, Augusta should be on your radar too. Im in Busso and will be heading there on Sat. SE wind is gold and flat water enhances gybes.
Let me know if you are going to go & will catch you there. Dave


Tuesday is looking good down that way Dave? I can most likely be in Augusta by 9.30am as a day tripper! I dunno if it's windy enough Wednesday to justify an overnighter...



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