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Central Coast wavesailing

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Created by wendell Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020
wendell
NSW, 93 posts
Tuesday , 14 Jan 2020 8:06PM
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I'm a non-local staying at Gosford for a week. Assuming the NE blows tomorrow, which beaches do you recommend?

I've heard Forresters is okay.

How about Umina - does the NE get in there okay? I know the swell will be small, but that's okay as long as there's something since it's a bearaway.

Anywhere else? I don't want to drive too far so Pelos etc. are out.

Doesn't have to be great waveriding, I'd also be happy if I can blast around, get some jumps. And some company would be a bonus.
Thanks for any thoughts.

Cluffy
NSW, 360 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 9:30AM
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Toowoon Bay is popular in NE and southerly directions.





wendell
NSW, 93 posts
Wednesday , 15 Jan 2020 12:58PM
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Thanks, but Toowoon is further than I wanted to go. I know it's good in a southerly, but I didn't know about NE - do you sail it off the rocks on the other side of the bay?

So back on Umina, it seems like a good setup, and there is a wave today, but I don't even know if people sail there in a NE (I sailed there once in a SSW, almost straight onshore, but really good considering the direction). Does the wind get in okay? How about at the bar - I imagine better waves but worse wind, maybe terrible wind?

Where do the locals sail in a NE on the lower Central Coast? Will there be anyone at Forresters if it blows today? (It's looking less likely despite the good forecast.)

LeLex
NSW, 45 posts
Thursday , 16 Jan 2020 11:28AM
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I usually go out at Forresters or Wamberal on NE ( often on my own). if it is good and on weekend there's few ppl out at Forresters.

Never tried Umina on NE but have been on the beach there when there nice wave rolling in and strong NE and it looks sailable (but gusty) . Maybe others have tried.

But this week doesn't look too flash for wind

stehsegler
WA, 3004 posts
Thursday , 16 Jan 2020 8:37AM
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LeLex said..
I usually go out at Forresters or Wamberal on NE ( often on my own). if it is good and on weekend there's few ppl out at Forresters.



Was going to suggest Wamberal for ocean sailing. It can get a heavy shore break very quickly though. When I lived there Forresters would always have a lot of even in a strong NEer which made it off-limits.

LeLex
NSW, 45 posts
Thursday , 16 Jan 2020 12:09PM
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stehsegler said..


LeLex said..
I usually go out at Forresters or Wamberal on NE ( often on my own). if it is good and on weekend there's few ppl out at Forresters.





Was going to suggest Wamberal for ocean sailing. It can get a heavy shore break very quickly though. When I lived there Forresters would always have a lot of even in a strong NEer which made it off-limits.



For Wamberal you need to walk north of the lagoon entrance towards the little rocky outcrop and shorebreak is a lot more manageable there!
"Forresters...always have a lot of ??" ..current? shorebreak? sand flying in your eyes? dogs?

init9999
NSW, 19 posts
Thursday , 16 Jan 2020 12:35PM
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I have sailed Umina in a NE and it was fun. It is a little weird as the wind is very off shore when you a riding a wave but definitely worth a try.

stehsegler
WA, 3004 posts
Thursday , 16 Jan 2020 3:33PM
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LeLex said..

"Forresters...always have a lot of ??" ..current? shorebreak? sand flying in your eyes? dogs?


Stupid MacBook Pro keyboard strikes again... meant to say "It had a lot of surfers on the wave even in a strong NE."



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