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Foil in noosa river?

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Created by baywavebill 27 days ago, 10 Mar 2020
baywavebill
VIC, 245 posts
10 Mar 2020 8:01AM
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I plan on camping at noosa river holiday park for a week.
Mainly a surf trip but i was wondering if I could ws foil off from camp site if wind gets up?

Haircut
QLD, 6325 posts
10 Mar 2020 5:51PM
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I think you'd be okay on a NE around quamby place and sail over to the catamaran hire, as it's deep-ish most of the way. There are a couple of sandbanks as you head up toward the mouth. Any where else on the river would be pretty gusty in most directions

I've sailed off the beach from culgoa point appartments many times on a NE. It's fun when it's cranking

baywavebill
VIC, 245 posts
10 Mar 2020 8:11PM
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Sounds like I might need to bring the full quiver of boards. Thanks haircut.

Haircut
QLD, 6325 posts
10 Mar 2020 9:17PM
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Your are welcome.

if you've never tried it, lake weyba (take eumarella rd) is good in a southerly or northerly but most windsurfers need to sail out a bit into deep water. great wind there as it's close to the coast. IMO much better wind than lake cootharaba and very close to noosa.

no doubt others might have more info on weyba

OceanPitch
QLD, 154 posts
11 Mar 2020 6:00AM
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baywavebill said..
I plan on camping at noosa river holiday park for a week.
Mainly a surf trip but i was wondering if I could ws foil off from camp site if wind gets up?


Your other option is to sail out from the River mouth, plenty of sand next to the rock wall at the moment just need to check what's going on with the swell and wind direction bit even in S

baywavebill
VIC, 245 posts
11 Mar 2020 6:10PM
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Thanks guys. I have sailed all those places in the past and enjoyed them. I was really interested in the river for an opportunistic sail literally 5m from my tent if 12 knts plus? Will no doubt go to those other venues if windy, but not with the foil.

Cocky2
QLD, 186 posts
12 Mar 2020 6:43AM
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baywavebill said..
Thanks guys. I have sailed all those places in the past and enjoyed them. I was really interested in the river for an opportunistic sail literally 5m from my tent if 12 knts plus? Will no doubt go to those other venues if windy, but not with the foil.


You can foil in Lake Cootharaba however talk to the locals as there are shallow banks in a few locations that many have hit. Wyeba is the same but has a long walk to launch the foil. Water levels do vary in the Lakes and if you have a long mast is a risk of hitting.



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