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Lake George report

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Created by sailquik > 9 months ago, 24 Mar 2017
ka43
NSW, 2840 posts
28 Jan 2018 10:43AM
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We tried that in 2014 Daffy and it back fired big time!!!!!!!!!

Adriano
11206 posts
28 Jan 2018 9:00AM
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Daffy is serious. I spoke with him yesterday and he said he's coming home it's so crap. Spied a 35 knot easterly forecast at Sandy Point so he's on his bike.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
28 Jan 2018 1:24PM
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Yep!

choco
SA, 3437 posts
28 Jan 2018 1:25PM
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25 knots everyday how boring

Adriano
11206 posts
28 Jan 2018 2:12PM
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Hehe.




sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
28 Jan 2018 10:45PM
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But today the lake level came up 20cm, the air was stinky, the weed was draggy, and the mud was slimy, there was no wind, it was too hot, the Pub was full of 4WD'ers and there was nothing to do in this town but drink Coffee and talk about better times.

Sure, go ahead, come at your own risk despite my best warnings, Just understand that winging and bitching about mud, stink, weed, water levels, Swan poo, infections, not enough wind, too much wind, not having the right fin, sail or board, lack of balls, exhaustion, illness, overcrowding and pretty much anything else you powder puffs can come up with will absolutely not be tolerated!

No Whinging!!

You have been warned!

For the real windsurfers amongst us, it's actually not too bad.

Bradman
VIC, 44 posts
29 Jan 2018 2:29PM
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Ok Andrew send today's report please for people stuck at work.
Rigging area, speed runs, pub! Cheers.

Mehore
NSW, 87 posts
29 Jan 2018 4:15PM
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Just been givin a pass. Thinking 3/4 day turnround on a reasonable weekend forecast in the coming weeks. Thanks for the updates Andrew. Be no winging from me either. Thats what xxxx is for

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
29 Jan 2018 9:39PM
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It was a rainy, overcast day with a straight South wind that varied up and down and didn't follow the forecasters script at all. I didn't go out until about 2pm, expecting the wind to build all day. That didn't happen. Just as we arrived, the sailors out looked very well powered up, and sure enough, Jimbob and Chris D come in and reported they were 'fully stacked' on 6.6m and 6.2m respectively. On that feedback I rigged my 5.8m. Unfortunately, that was good for only one run and then the wind backed off. I came in and rigged the 6.2m, but even that was not enough. Had a few runs. Floated around a bit in big lulls. Gave up.

The water up the the top end of the lake is really flat with just a few deeper spots having very small wavelets. The weed is just below the surface over large areas. Where the weed is on the surface it is very thick and hard to start without a good gust. Still better to have a better weedie 45 deg to 40 than any kind of Delta 50+

Hopefully, as the skies clear, the wind will become more thermal and more predictable.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
31 Jan 2018 11:09PM
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Just bloody fantastic! 20-25 knots with a few slightly higher brief gusts.

Thre are a few rigging areas with good access back slightly closer to Beachport than the 5 mile.

Water level late this afternoon was at -0.171

But it had dropped around 10 cm during the day as the wind affected it.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
31 Jan 2018 11:40PM
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Yesterday. 16-18 knots. 6.2m Koncept. Thanks Sue for the video.

aussieboats
NSW, 263 posts
1 Feb 2018 7:35AM
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Awesome , cant wait to get there , i will have good stock of black project kestrals with me , anyone want to try can have a go

Mehore
NSW, 87 posts
1 Feb 2018 4:47PM
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That looks awesome Andrew, nice vid sue.

stroppo
WA, 475 posts
1 Feb 2018 9:00PM
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Super bit of vid now im even more jelious doh!

BSN101
WA, 1623 posts
1 Feb 2018 9:13PM
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sailquik said..
Yesterday. 16-18 knots. 6.2m Koncept. Thanks Sue for the video.



I wish that i could get a speed board going with a 6.2 in 16-18knts. great looking location.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
2 Feb 2018 8:12AM
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BSN101 said..
I wish that i could get a speed board going with a 6.2 in 16-18knts. great looking location.


The SSE-SE wind here is very laminar. You are fully powered with a size smaller than you may use at some more turbulent venues.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6601 posts
2 Feb 2018 3:12PM
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I can vouch for that !

BRUCE H
NSW, 167 posts
8 Feb 2018 7:34AM
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What is a west or SW wind like on the lake?

powersloshin
NSW, 1019 posts
8 Feb 2018 7:47AM
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Jamie says that when wind is in the west, cycling is best
but a few years ago Artur and I sailed in a west and it was ok. But it's not possible to drive to Cokies for launching, it would require going to the spit or 3 mile. If your dates are flexible I would wait until another good week of SE

BRUCE H
NSW, 167 posts
8 Feb 2018 10:00AM
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Thanks George, just getting desperate to go.

jimbob SA
SA, 917 posts
8 Feb 2018 10:55AM
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BRUCE H said..
Thanks George, just getting desperate to go.


Would have to be really desperate to go on a west forecast, 9/10 times a strong westerly is frontal and blows through over night and all over by 9 o'clock,
always gusty But man up the top in front of duck shooters island would be way flat. West is offshore from where every one has been sailing last week so from packers point or the spit is the go too places.
?? Oh and it's ripping up the dunes on my dirt bike not cycling.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
8 Feb 2018 9:38PM
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jimbob SA said..
?? Oh and it's ripping up the dunes on my dirt bike not cycling.



Hmmmm. maybe make that two ripping.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
8 Feb 2018 10:04PM
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powersloshin said..
Jamie says that when wind is in the west, cycling is best
but a few years ago Artur and I sailed in a west and it was ok. But it's not possible to drive to Cokies for launching, it would require going to the spit or 3 mile. If your dates are flexible I would wait until another good week of SE


I would take Jamie's word for it, but if you really want to get around to Cockies, it is possible to drive there if you are up for a bit of adventure. I wouldn't do it if it raining though.

sputnik
SA, 24 posts
9 Feb 2018 6:09PM
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Wednesday LG. Hold on to your hats!

BSN101
WA, 1623 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:38PM
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Wednesday LG. Hold on to your hats!


I saw that last night on windy.com. But westerlies aren't that good apparently. Get out there crew!

BSN101
WA, 1623 posts
9 Feb 2018 7:38PM
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sputnik said..
Wednesday LG. Hold on to your hats!


I saw that last night on windy.com. But westerlies aren't that good apparently. Get out there crew!

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
9 Feb 2018 9:48PM
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The forecast models are all in disagreement as well. Take your pick. Could be WSW at 30, gusting 44Knots, or at the other extreme, 5, gusting 10 knots.

BSN101
WA, 1623 posts
9 Feb 2018 8:11PM
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sailquik said..
The forecast models are all in disagreement as well. Take your pick. Could be WSW at 30, gusting 44Knots, or at the other extreme, 5, gusting 10 knots.


I like the models at 13000m, blowing like nothing else, kites?

BSN101
WA, 1623 posts
9 Feb 2018 8:14PM
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Adriano said..
Daffy is serious. I spoke with him yesterday and he said he's coming home it's so crap. Spied a 35 knot easterly forecast at Sandy Point so he's on his bike.

What months does sandy Point work? I'm looking for place on SA, Vic & east coast end March April start of may.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
10 Feb 2018 8:21AM
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BSN101 said..

Adriano said..
Daffy is serious. I spoke with him yesterday and he said he's coming home it's so crap. Spied a 35 knot easterly forecast at Sandy Point so he's on his bike.


What months does sandy Point work? I'm looking for place on SA, Vic & east coast end March April start of may.


The problem here is that it can be any month, but the big fronts are more common in the spring. In the past, we have had regular 30 knot Easterlies in January and February, but not this year!

It looks like a possibility of a big front late Wednesday afternoon. Predicting these more than a week in advance is mostly impossible.



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