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.
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.
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.
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!