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WA trip info

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Created by Nerdburger > 9 months ago, 25 Feb 2008
Nerdburger
NSW, 151 posts
25 Feb 2008 7:13PM
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Hi,

Im looking to head to WA for 2 weeks - margaret river to lancelin, at the end of May for some surf and wind.

1) what are the conditions like in May, do you still gets consitant/good arvo wind 15-25 knots ?
2) what will the water temps be like, will a 2/3 mm wet suit cut it.
3) As I'm flying with kit, will an 85 Litre & 4.7/5.2/5.8 m (me 90 kg)combo cover most of the conditions for that time of year.
4) Any suggestions for cheap camper van hire?

Any other info and local knowledge would be greatly appaciated.

cheers

Leech
WA, 1927 posts
25 Feb 2008 5:40PM
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I can't comment on the Margs area, but May would have to be consistently the worst time of year for wind for Mandurah-Lancelin. You will be lucky if you get 10 knots and 1m swells (read as "flat").

check out: www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_009215.shtml

Hate to break it to you

Try to delay your trip 6months.

Nerdburger
NSW, 151 posts
25 Feb 2008 9:01PM
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Cheers, thanks for that.

I have been on the BOM site before but have never explored it, and didn't know about the monthly averages.

I might reconsider my destination or just head over for some waves.


AUS1111
WA, 3329 posts
25 Feb 2008 7:08PM
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Yeah, if you are coming here to windsurf in May, I suggest you bring your golf clubs.

It's also good weather for wakeboarding.

Sorry - November to Feb is what you want!

decrepit
WA, 9223 posts
25 Feb 2008 7:45PM
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Nerdburger said...

>>>>

I might reconsider my destination or just head over for some waves.





You could get waves around Margaret River, there's usually something breaking somewhere.



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