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Sydney North Shore Locations

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Created by evlPanda 4 months ago, 3 Nov 2018
evlPanda
NSW, 8622 posts
3 Nov 2018 11:03AM
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Hello. I've moved to the North Shore. Gee, it's all so much nicer over here, can't see the forest for the trees but.

Anyways, given, let's say, a Seabreeze and an outgoing tide, where is a spot I can sail it over this side? And what works in a SE?

I'm 99% at Botany Bay, where I have to admit the wind conditions are excellent, but I don't get the "connecting to nature" experience I used to get in Qld., at all. Hoping I can find a pretty spot over this side.

I've been to Forty Baskets beach once and thought it a possible launch site for a Seabreeze. ???

BenKirk
NSW, 572 posts
3 Nov 2018 1:26PM
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Balmoral and Forty Baskets work in a NE'R. SE possibly the Lake or Brownwater. If wavesailing Newport Reef in a SE, Longy in a SW, SSW, NE and Makaha in a S.

regal1
NSW, 74 posts
4 Nov 2018 8:42AM
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Nowhere on the north has as good a wind as BB. Clontarf is good in south east winds, middle creek in Narrabeen lake has the most windsurfers in a sea breeze. Balmoral has some big holes and is gusty in a sea breeze. Parking costs are an issue. Pittwater has some good spots.

tomp
NSW, 634 posts
4 Nov 2018 10:19AM
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Manly harbour side good in S / SSW even SSE but SE Clontarf or Collaroy as stated.
NE a bit gutless on north side, 7 m sail or foil is ideal. Balmoral good in NE but parking hopeless on weekends. There is about 3 free spots right at the north end if you fluke it.
Pittwater good in S / SW even W but NW better. Ok in decent NE but all paid parking unless NB sticker.
NE you can sail off Chinamans & park up the hill a bit for free on weekdays. Surfed last year (SUP) & there by were 3 others out also - crowded!
If you happen to take a sickie on a windy day you could be the only one on the water.

evlPanda
NSW, 8622 posts
4 Nov 2018 1:22PM
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Thanks y'all. I'm gonna try Narrabeen Lake, just because I always wanted to windsurf there as a kid in the 80s.

evlPanda
NSW, 8622 posts
5 Nov 2018 11:24AM
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Well, I think I may completely avoid Botany Bay on hot, Sunday afternoons from now on. No parking. Anywhere.
Felt like tossing an egg at the SUVs taking up two spaces.

The lake was much nicer, but I completely missed the breeze.

Question: are the any underwater obstacles at Narrabeen Lakes?

gwunder
NSW, 9 posts
7 Nov 2018 12:57PM
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The Lake (or lagoon) has many joys!
Lots of sandbars, a few logs/sticks, weed and sea lice. Best on a NE up the west corner, or hiding from a huge southerly or westerly.
Behind Palm Beach can often be a better proposition if you don't mind a drive and want flat water

tomp
NSW, 634 posts
7 Nov 2018 1:27PM
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Camp cove can be good in NE especially later in the day when the wind can turn NNE. Parking again I imagine would be an issue on weekends.

regal1
NSW, 74 posts
7 Nov 2018 3:53PM
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Google maps shows the lagoon shallow spots. There are some navigation marks on it. The foilers like sailing out of middle creek so it can't be too bad for underwater objects. Water is fresh to brackish at the moment. No lice & not salty. Weed fins are popular.

ka43
NSW, 2798 posts
7 Nov 2018 6:37PM
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Panda,
If you are at Middle Creek reserve then there are a few things that will help.
Looking from the beach/launch area upwind in a nor-easter.
The right hand side atm is quite shallow. There is a white buoy just upwind of Chat Pt. Very shallow all the way up to that marker approx. 15 meters off the shore. Once above the marker its waist deep and that's where the majority of guys do their runs from.
The left hand side is deep all the way up to the sand bar at the entrance to Deep Creek, cant miss it.
We basically sail from the right side across towards Wakehurst Parkway side and if you get a decent gust you can get a short bearaway under the sandbar. back & forth is the norm. Not long runs but usually good fun. Very gusty and swirly but if you get out at the right time its fun.
Can be very light on the ocean but the wind funnels in and its quite sailable early.
Some very weird & wonderful characters in attendance as with most spots
Friendly locals, give me a ping if your heading down on a good forecast,
As for underwater obstacles, its pretty good at the moment apart from the odd mullet you might run over. Only bad after major rain or storms.
Cheers,
Larko.

Mobydisc
NSW, 8423 posts
7 Nov 2018 8:40PM
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evlPanda said..
Thanks y'all. I'm gonna try Narrabeen Lake, just because I always wanted to windsurf there as a kid in the 80s.


To realise them dream. Good stuff.

evlPanda
NSW, 8622 posts
8 Nov 2018 3:48PM
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Thanks y'all.

Looks like a flaaat 400m run, good for gybing and gybing and gybing
I'll see you there when weather and tides and children's extra-curricular activities allow.

510sub
NSW, 31 posts
10 Nov 2018 10:24PM
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Vacant lot @ Collaroy in a NE.

Marty1970
NSW, 113 posts
11 Nov 2018 9:41AM
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ka43 said..
Panda,
If you are at Middle Creek reserve then there are a few things that will help.
Looking from the beach/launch area upwind in a nor-easter.
The right hand side atm is quite shallow. There is a white buoy just upwind of Chat Pt. Very shallow all the way up to that marker approx. 15 meters off the shore. Once above the marker its waist deep and that's where the majority of guys do their runs from.
The left hand side is deep all the way up to the sand bar at the entrance to Deep Creek, cant miss it.
We basically sail from the right side across towards Wakehurst Parkway side and if you get a decent gust you can get a short bearaway under the sandbar. back & forth is the norm. Not long runs but usually good fun. Very gusty and swirly but if you get out at the right time its fun.
Can be very light on the ocean but the wind funnels in and its quite sailable early.
Some very weird & wonderful characters in attendance as with most spots
Friendly locals, give me a ping if your heading down on a good forecast,
As for underwater obstacles, its pretty good at the moment apart from the odd mullet you might run over. Only bad after major rain or storms.
Cheers,
Larko.


... Some very weird & wonderful characters in attendance ...
ha ha ha

alpharitto
11 posts
8 Dec 2018 3:20AM
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evlPanda said..
Hello. I've moved to the North Shore. Gee, it's all so much nicer over here, can't see the forest for the trees but.

Anyways, given, let's say, a Seabreeze and an outgoing tide, where is a spot I can sail it over this side? And what works in a SE?

I'm 99% at Botany Bay, where I have to admit the wind conditions are excellent, but I don't get the "connecting to nature" experience I used to get in Qld., at all. Hoping I can find a pretty spot over this side.

I've been to Forty Baskets beach once and thought it a possible launch site for a Seabreeze. ???
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Clontarf is good in south east winds, middle creek in Narrabeen lake has the most windsurfers in a sea breeze. Balmoral has some big holes and is gusty in a sea breeze. Parking costs are an issue. Pittwater has some good spots.



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