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Bribie island crew

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Created by Slack1 3 months ago, 27 Oct 2019
Slack1
13 posts
27 Oct 2019 4:50AM
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Just like to say thank you for your hospitality to all the crew sailing around here especially Andrew, Gav. I am back sailing one day in 36 degrees with 2 mil shorty next day 4/3 wetsuit in 18 degrees but all good fun.












olskool
QLD, 1650 posts
27 Oct 2019 10:05AM
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Gday Bob! Thats a quick trek back home to SA! Youre welcome back here any time mate. Weve had a few more crankin Northerlies since you left. Thanks for all the great pics.

AusMoz
QLD, 1120 posts
28 Oct 2019 7:33PM
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Glad you had a good time Bob, every time you sailed you were going well.
Look forward to seeing you next year, hopefully your Severne carbon boom won't be a two man job to adjust it.

Probably more fair to say we are more Golden Beach/Caloundra than Bribie island ( far northern Bribie maybe)

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
30 Oct 2019 7:55PM
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I'm going to be one of u guys soon ,
sorry about that.
Hope u guys can adopt me .
I know , ,,,,, Mexican

jirvin4505
QLD, 1039 posts
30 Oct 2019 9:49PM
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Imax1 said..
I'm going to be one of u guys soon ,
sorry about that.
Hope u guys can adopt me .
I know , ,,,,, Mexican


Welcome

holidays or permanent move

where are you planning on settling?

You will be a welcome addition to the crew

cherrs jeff

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
31 Oct 2019 6:48AM
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Thanks Jeff,
Permanent , in a couple months.
Bribie Island.

olskool
QLD, 1650 posts
31 Oct 2019 8:25AM
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Ok we have a geographical furfy goin on here. Slack1 posted Bribie island crew. He actually meant GB crew.
Imax1 the Sandstone crew will be your closest crew. Great bunch of guys. Great place to sail. Many options of water to sail. From smoooth to bay chunk.
Regardless, you will be a welcome addition wherever you sail mate. Will be good to see you again mate. Get onboard!!

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
31 Oct 2019 8:48AM
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olskool said..
Ok we have a geographical furfy goin on here. Slack1 posted Bribie island crew. He actually meant GB crew.
Imax1 the Sandstone crew will be your closest crew. Great bunch of guys. Great place to sail. Many options of water to sail. From smoooth to bay chunk.
Regardless, you will be a welcome addition wherever you sail mate. Will be good to see you again mate. Get onboard!!


Thanks olskool , ill just sail up to GB , sail with u guys then sail home again . Doesn't look that far
Or I could drive.

olskool
QLD, 1650 posts
31 Oct 2019 10:32AM
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^^Dude ya better pack a paddle. Up the passage is at least 39km as the crow flies. Lotsa mangroves. Thick oozy mud. 3 cartons if you make it in one day. Itd have Alby Mangels shakin in his shoes.
As youll be a Woorim local a run up the surfbeach in a SE would be fun though.

Mitchysg5
QLD, 32 posts
1 Nov 2019 11:16PM
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Where do you launch from here and what's good wind direction?
new to sunny coast.

mitch

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2812 posts
2 Nov 2019 6:45AM
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Imax1 you won't need to drive to far to go sailing when you're on Bribie, just ask the Pope and Adam. We'll see you at Sandstone in a few weeks. Don't forget to start learning how to drive really bad and not use roundabouts as intended so you fit right in over there

ballast
QLD, 448 posts
2 Nov 2019 7:14AM
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Buy your self a Bribie Harley ( mobility scooter) and tow your gear. Great news is you then don't have to give way to anyone, not on the road, or the footpath, or in the shops.

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
2 Nov 2019 6:20PM
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OK , so I'll remove my mirrors and blank out the speedo . As one should drive at a comfortable speed not the recommended high falootin speeds.
I think 70 kmph is good for all roads .

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
2 Nov 2019 6:43PM
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Where are some good launching spots ?

Gestalt
QLD, 12491 posts
2 Nov 2019 7:03PM
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lots of options from flat water to small surf.

most spots depend on wind direction and tides. bribie is a rare place that works in any wind direction.

sandstone point SE. turner camp NE and bongaree SE, S or SW are popular spots.

northern end of woorim and the lookout to the south for small surf in N, NE or SE
banksia beach works in a NW.

beachmere and caloundra also worth the drive.

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
2 Nov 2019 7:17PM
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Thanks Gestalt ,
I google mapped all those places . Looks and sounds great. I think I'm going to like my new home

jirvin4505
QLD, 1039 posts
2 Nov 2019 8:05PM
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Imax1 said..
Thanks Jeff,
Permanent , in a couple months.
Bribie Island.


Looking forward to you bringing a little Color and desrespictuble behaviour to the sandstone crew

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
3 Nov 2019 6:37AM
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jirvin4505 said..

Imax1 said..
Thanks Jeff,
Permanent , in a couple months.
Bribie Island.



Looking forward to you bringing a little Color and desrespictuble behaviour to the sandstone crew


Like rigging up naked ?

Gestalt
QLD, 12491 posts
3 Nov 2019 7:07AM
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are we allowed to talk about the great white attack at woorim and the flying bull sharks at bongaree or should i keep quiet.

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
3 Nov 2019 7:33AM
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I think I'm more scared of mobility scooters.
last time I was at Caloundra I had to do a flying jump to get out of the way of one .
Im sure it was modified , Ive never seen one go so fast .
As I was on the ground I'm sure I remember hearing a yeeehaaa and the dukes of hazard horn .

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2812 posts
3 Nov 2019 9:43AM
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A yeehaaaaaaa and a Union flag could signify you were actually in Ningi. Your launch point will depend on how you like to windsurf, for bay blasting look for Turners Camp and Oxley Place on Google Maps to cover most wind directions and South Esplanade for low tide and S to SW. Woorim stretch and Red Beach stretch for small wave bumps.

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
3 Nov 2019 12:53PM
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Paddles B'mere said..
A yeehaaaaaaa and a Union flag could signify you were actually in Ningi. Your launch point will depend on how you like to windsurf, for bay blasting look for Turners Camp and Oxley Place on Google Maps to cover most wind directions and South Esplanade for low tide and S to SW. Woorim stretch and Red Beach stretch for small wave bumps.


I'm normally in heavy bay chunk with a sh.tty shore dump ., so I'd like to try some small friendly surf .
But I'm also looking forward to some flat water , to see how fast I can go. See what those outboard strap positions do . Mabee I won't be able to handle flat water and crash . It will be new to me.

Hardcarve1
QLD, 475 posts
3 Nov 2019 6:24PM
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Woorim has no real surf to speak of just a shore dump and even in huge swell the waves are not really rideable with the real thrill just trying to get out without breaking gear due to the nasty sweep running with the wind. The joy of Bribie is sailing the side of the island with the current running into the wind and there is some nice current that give some nice pressure waves. No better example of this is Bongaree southern end with an outgoing tide running into a SE wind. If it's a large tide difference between high and low tide with a strong SW to SE then sail the channel. Use a small fast board as you can hit ramps at top speed.
As for sharks you will see them if you get out into the deeper waters or around the back end of trawlers so stay away from them. You can always retire and head to Pebble Beach and mow the sea grass but do yourself a favour and get the right gear to ride the more open parts of the island, it's so worth it.

Imax1
QLD, 2408 posts
3 Nov 2019 7:15PM
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Woorim has no real surf to speak of just a shore dump and even in huge swell the waves are not really rideable with the real thrill just trying to get out without breaking gear due to the nasty sweep running with the wind. The joy of Bribie is sailing the side of the island with the current running into the wind and there is some nice current that give some nice pressure waves. No better example of this is Bongaree southern end with an outgoing tide running into a SE wind. If it's a large tide difference between high and low tide with a strong SW to SE then sail the channel. Use a small fast board as you can hit ramps at top speed.
As for sharks you will see them if you get out into the deeper waters or around the back end of trawlers so stay away from them. You can always retire and head to Pebble Beach and mow the sea grass but do yourself a favour and get the right gear to ride the more open parts of the island, it's so worth it.


What do you mean , more open parts ?

Hardcarve1
QLD, 475 posts
3 Nov 2019 9:17PM
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Gestalt
QLD, 12491 posts
3 Nov 2019 9:45PM
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Paddles B'mere said..
A yeehaaaaaaa and a Union flag could signify you were actually in Ningi. Your launch point will depend on how you like to windsurf, for bay blasting look for Turners Camp and Oxley Place on Google Maps to cover most wind directions and South Esplanade for low tide and S to SW. Woorim stretch and Red Beach stretch for small wave bumps.




I'm normally in heavy bay chunk with a sh.tty shore dump ., so I'd like to try some small friendly surf .
But I'm also looking forward to some flat water , to see how fast I can go. See what those outboard strap positions do . Mabee I won't be able to handle flat water and crash . It will be new to me.



some photos of the area.

beachmere in a SE

woorim (lookout) shorey in SE

Caloundra bar in SW-W - Caloundra bar changes so much it's different every time I visit.


Gestalt
QLD, 12491 posts
3 Nov 2019 9:47PM
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Hardcarve1 said..
Woorim has no real surf to speak of just a shore dump and even in huge swell the waves are not really rideable with the real thrill just trying to get out without breaking gear due to the nasty sweep running with the wind. The joy of Bribie is sailing the side of the island with the current running into the wind and there is some nice current that give some nice pressure waves. No better example of this is Bongaree southern end with an outgoing tide running into a SE wind. If it's a large tide difference between high and low tide with a strong SW to SE then sail the channel. Use a small fast board as you can hit ramps at top speed.
As for sharks you will see them if you get out into the deeper waters or around the back end of trawlers so stay away from them. You can always retire and head to Pebble Beach and mow the sea grass but do yourself a favour and get the right gear to ride the more open parts of the island, it's so worth it.



yeah the sweep is an issue.

we used to time it when the wind and tide were at opposites and if it wasn't working go to bongaree or sandstone point.
I am pretty keen to get to beachmere some day.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2812 posts
5 Nov 2019 8:57AM
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There are a few local conditions that can catch you out, but we'll fill you in when you get here. Generally though, the easiest/safest solo weekday sailing will be at Oxley Place Sandstone Point, but if there's enough wind to sail you'll rarely ever sail solo because Johnny B will always be sailing and usually a couple of others too. South Esplanade is great in the right conditions but can catch you out in the wrong conditions.

Give Beachmere a crack Gestalt, I'm not good enough to sail it when it's 25+ SE so generally sail local when it's cross shore NE or sometimes SSW but the SSW can be a bit gusty, however the water is swimming pool flat and clean with perfect sand bottom when it's a good SSW day.

Shifu
QLD, 1406 posts
5 Nov 2019 9:08AM
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You guys have completely forgotten Queen's Beach at Redcliffe. Best windsurfing spot in SEQ. Where all the cool cats go.




We even have our own speed strip








DAZZAINTHEBAZZA
QLD, 56 posts
5 Nov 2019 9:14AM
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Shifu said..
You guts have completely forgotten Redcliffe. Best windsurfing spot in SEQ.


Yep used to sail there back in the 90's at Margate super good for bump and jump in macking SE winds hopefully be heading back down that way in the near future.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2812 posts
5 Nov 2019 11:14AM
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Trouble is Shifu that it's a 3/4 hour drive around the river and we end up driving straight past our beaches to get there ...................... and you've got traffic lights



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