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Gold Coast downwinders

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Created by jusavina 4 months ago, 21 Feb 2017
jusavina
QLD, 1021 posts
21 Feb 2017 8:39PM
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After the sandstone seabreesers and Vicci Pirates, I may as well create a group..We're already two and anyone who is keen to go for a good downwind along the magnificient GC is welcome.It usually go between the broadwater and Kirra North.Here is the last one: www.relive.cc/view/863332662

Feel free to post here your interest to plan or join the next one when the conditions are good.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 783 posts
22 Feb 2017 7:04AM
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That is just too frikkin cool Jusavina, what a great run.

Macroscien
QLD, 3994 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:50AM
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Beautiful trip
It could be nice if you could post your GPS track on KA72, so we could replay sailing trip in details.

monaro
QLD, 72 posts
22 Feb 2017 2:33PM
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Nice one
What was the wind strength,board and sail size.
I would have thought it would be hard to get out the sea way with the rock walls sheltering the wind.
Cheers

jusavina
QLD, 1021 posts
22 Feb 2017 3:05PM
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monaro said..
Nice one
What was the wind strength,board and sail size.
I would have thought it would be hard to get out the sea way with the rock walls sheltering the wind.
Cheers


A good 20 knts N-E

7m / 94L for me and 7.8m / 107L for my mate.

If you go with the tide going out, it's alright (big swell against the tide that day though). I tried a couple of times with the tide going in and failed both times.

da vecta
QLD, 2218 posts
22 Feb 2017 3:45PM
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Have done half of that upwind to Broadbeach and then down back again downwind on the Raceboard a few times. It's insane coming back.
You need to keep at eye out for the shark nets though especially when it's choppy as it's hard to work out where the gaps are sometimes when you're moving fast. Sailing out the Seaway and even coming in can be hairy. But it's sketchy upwind against the tide when you're getting smothered by the Seaway wall in a SE.

JonesySail
QLD, 804 posts
22 Feb 2017 7:22PM
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Frrkkkk that's a big one!
I had a fun blast out the back of Currumbin (aka dont sail close to shore cos there's no fkn wind!) this arvo, really pretty with the mountain back drop , surfers P up the top,, nice swells out the back, stayed away from the pointvwave as 100 punters trying to Catch it... nice waves though!
keen to do a Dw in a SE I'm down this way working next few weeks.

oryx
QLD, 39 posts
28 Feb 2017 5:37PM
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Looks awesome. I would love to take my raceboard out for a blast in that area. Might need a bit more practice first but looks great. No Jetskis to look out for!



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