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Elanda Point Windsurfing?

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Created by JonnyO 5 months ago, 9 Apr 2018
JonnyO
3 posts
9 Apr 2018 6:40AM
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Hey Guys,

Just wondering if anyone can give me a little advice. I'm going camping for the last few days of this week to Elanda Point, lake Cootharaba. My son and I are just starting out windsurfing. I've heard the lake is pretty good for windsurfing, but it's been years since I've been there.
Do people normally launch from the beaches at the camping ground? Is the lake tidal? Are there any special conditions that we should be aware of?

many thanks
Jonny

ballast
QLD, 385 posts
9 Apr 2018 9:29AM
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Great place to sail. Very good place to learn as you can generally walk back if you get in trouble. Works in any wind direction. SSE which we have been having is probably the most consistent. However it was a bit choppy on the windier days.

Not really tidal. The water depth is more effected by wind direction and rain runoff from the upstream catchment.
I was there for the 4 days over Easter and the water was as deep as I have seen it for a long while. Generally you would need to walk out 300m to launch with a longer fin, but you could go comfortably from 100m out. There are some little piles of rocks near the front of beach, so walk out a bit for safety.

There are shallower rock areas North and South of the camp ground, which can be a problem when the Lake is lower, but I was on a 58cm fin one day and there was not a problem.

Excellent spot, and although numbers of sailors was down this year, you should have company hopefully.

JonnyO
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9 Apr 2018 11:49AM
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Hi Ballast, thanks for all the info. We'll keep an eye out for those rocks. Really looking forward to it.
cheers
Jonny

jirvin4505
QLD, 918 posts
9 Apr 2018 5:57PM
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Yep as per Brad
great place to learn

a few Easter's ago......







Some windsurfers with beginner kids heading up today ... say hello they will help

cheers Jeff

JonnyO
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10 Apr 2018 5:50AM
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Hey Jeff,

thanks for posting those videos. It looks beautiful, and that board collection you guys have is huge. Really interesting to see all the different types. I'll keep an eye out for other windsurfers when we're up there.

Cheers
Jonny



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