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Where in Oz could you windsurf every day for a week right now?

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Created by gregwho Thursday, 13 Feb 2020
gregwho
NSW, 1 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 2:52PM
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I'm getting back into windsurfing with a view to foiling and am getting very frustrated with the light winds and rain of Northern NSW right now. Is there anywhere I could go for a week now and expect to be sailing in decent winds every day?
I'd prefer the East coast as I expect it would cost a bundle to take my board and rig by air.
I've heard Mandurah is great but no idea of the winds there right now. If the Fremantle Dr is working at present it might be cheaper to rent a board and rig than lug gear to the West coast and back.
Anyway, I'm happy to listen the advice of you gun sailors.
Thanks,

Greg.

azuli
QLD, 217 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 3:03PM
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About 20-30kns at Norfolk Is and Lord Howe Is at the moment.

sailquik
VIC, 4865 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 4:26PM
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Lake George, SA if you like flat water sailing. If you dont mind a few days in the week on larger gear, you can probably sail every day for next week from this Saturday 'till friday.







dowls
QLD, 251 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 4:43PM
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If I had a week better if you've 2 or 3.
West - still some Dr. and frontals starting.
East - Elliott Heads, seems to get more wind.
Byron it's most easterly point.

choco
SA, 3502 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 5:15PM
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Lake George

remery
WA, 423 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 3:31PM
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The Fremantle Dr goes on sabbatical in February.

Gestalt
QLD, 12477 posts
Thursday , 13 Feb 2020 6:04PM
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Nowhere I can see.

Vanuatu is looking the best place to go with 7 days of solid wind being forecast.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10085 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2020 12:10AM
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remery said..
The Fremantle Dr goes on sabbatical in February.


It didn't last February and hung around til April.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10085 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2020 12:13AM
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gregwho said..
I'm getting back into windsurfing with a view to foiling and am getting very frustrated with the light winds and rain of Northern NSW right now. Is there anywhere I could go for a week now and expect to be sailing in decent winds every day?
I'd prefer the East coast as I expect it would cost a bundle to take my board and rig by air.
I've heard Mandurah is great but no idea of the winds there right now. If the Fremantle Dr is working at present it might be cheaper to rent a board and rig than lug gear to the West coast and back.
Anyway, I'm happy to listen the advice of you gun sailors.
Thanks,

Greg.


Getting to Perth is not as hard as you think, if you know what to do. Bagage rates have gone up but they are still okay at $45 per piece.

If you want to consider Perth, let me know and I can give you advice on where to rent a van, and even possibly help you with working out how to get your gear here.

Windxtasy
WA, 3900 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 7:13AM
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FormulaNova said..

remery said..
The Fremantle Dr goes on sabbatical in February.



It didn't last February and hung around til April.


He is certainly on Sabbatical at the moment.
We had good wind last Sunday and hardly anything since. Not much in the next week either.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10085 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 1:03PM
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Windxtasy said..

FormulaNova said..


remery said..
The Fremantle Dr goes on sabbatical in February.




It didn't last February and hung around til April.



He is certainly on Sabbatical at the moment.
We had good wind last Sunday and hardly anything since. Not much in the next week either.


Yeah I know. For the moment Safety Bay is my local, and its lucky that I have so much work on. I am contrasting that to last year where I reluctantly went back to Sydney in March and the wind was still blowing! Although I think it didn't last much after that.

I was a bit annoyed last Sunday as my 9m kite has a leak, and it was certainly too windy for my bigger kites, so I even got to sit Sunday out. New kites are on the way! I should bring some of my sailing gear across too, just for those sort of days.

Gestalt
QLD, 12477 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 5:30PM
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I've been watching the weather in WA over the last few months to get a feel for how consistent it is

Was surprised that in early Feb the consistancy stopped. Went from 5-6 days of solid to 2-3 days.

Does the wind shift south at this time of year because the SW of WA looks better on the charts.

remery
WA, 423 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 4:12PM
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P.C_simpson
NSW, 1415 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 7:59PM
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The west coast is probably your only option and geraldton would probably have the most wind.
If you fly Virgin you can add 2 extra bags in check baggage with the free one they give you, that make 3 x 23kgs bags, plenty enough for a quick trip to the west coast and book mid week for cheaper flights, i did it over xmas for about $500 each way but had to fly out of newcastle which is always a bit more expensive.

BSN101
WA, 1793 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 5:24PM
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Gestalt said..
I've been watching the weather in WA over the last few months to get a feel for how consistent it is

Was surprised that in early Feb the consistancy stopped. Went from 5-6 days of solid to 2-3 days.

Does the wind shift south at this time of year because the SW of WA looks better on the charts.


The cyclone affected the wind down here a bit but really made Albany shine for 3 days

Gestalt
QLD, 12477 posts
Friday , 14 Feb 2020 9:55PM
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BSN101 said..

Gestalt said..
I've been watching the weather in WA over the last few months to get a feel for how consistent it is

Was surprised that in early Feb the consistancy stopped. Went from 5-6 days of solid to 2-3 days.

Does the wind shift south at this time of year because the SW of WA looks better on the charts.



The cyclone affected the wind down here a bit but really made Albany shine for 3 days


Not lookin good here for wind. I watch the wa graphs with envy. Your average day is a good day here.

Jetlag
NSW, 100 posts
Tuesday , 18 Feb 2020 11:58AM
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Check out Noumea, the SE tradewind blows nearly every day this time of year. It's only 2.5hr flight from Sydney and Air Calin are very generous with Windsurfing Gear. I was there in Jan and it blew 15-20kts 10 days straight. The local scene is awesome.



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