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Queens Beach sessions

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Created by Brent in Qld > 9 months ago, 17 Oct 2017
Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
17 Oct 2017 9:37AM
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Sunday = 5.0 first up followed by 2+hrs on 4.3 in dusk session, was the biggest & angriest seen in years out the back. Outer sand bars+reefs really kickin it up with the ESE on the half tide and southern end offering a turn around sanctuary. You know it's on when you have to sit on your rig in a squall to stop it blowing up the beach and into the cars of storm watchers
Monday = 4.3 in the arvo for a couple of hours, lighter and more manageable than Sundays day of 'sh!ts & giggles'. Bay swell still good & some great backside+clew first action to be had on the full tide. North end outer sand bars doing a nice job towards Scarborough end, Queens middle sandbar offering up some good rides to the beach
Tuesday = looking good for 3 days in a row with the 4.3. Going to try for low-tide to see what the shallows throw my way. Getting antsy all ready, wetsuit dried nicely overnight.
Wednesday = the future, can't predict it. Will leave that to the crew in heavy weather...

Cruiser1755
QLD, 231 posts
17 Oct 2017 10:29AM
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Must agree Mon morning north past groyne was 'interesting'

Shifu
QLD, 863 posts
17 Oct 2017 10:41AM
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Going hard Brent! You own those conditions.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
17 Oct 2017 7:04PM
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2+hrs with a flat 5.0 on a Tuesday arvo? Even a bit of rain to wash the gear. Sweet as.

lungs
QLD, 450 posts
17 Oct 2017 10:34PM
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there was no wind , there was no wind , there was no wind, if I keep repeating it I might believe it.
there is still no wind (need to fix the rattle in the windows, its quite loud)
Good to see some of you have had a fantastic couple of days.
have doc appointment on Thursday re x ray and us results on shoulder. possibly not as bad as initially thought, though will wait till have seen doc.
took the kids to school via the water front this am and got blasted by foam when drove past the Margate boat ramp, then severely buffeted on the bridges. ( I know I have got one windsurfer when he says he'd love to try this wind with his 2.0 sail but on flat water, his bro says you'd get blown away, his reply was I'd try the harness)

Dr Gas
QLD, 114 posts
18 Oct 2017 1:14PM
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Well done Brent, you thrive in those conditions. Missed every day myself, life, work. every excuse under the sun. Next time it's on I'll see you out there!

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
18 Oct 2017 2:10PM
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headed down for a 2.45-3 pm start. Fingers crossed for 4 Days in a row and lowish tide, C U there Dr

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
26 Oct 2017 8:15AM
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A couple of hours yesterday afternoon ENE, 6m+100L board and stronger than it looked from the beach. Clear skies, water warming up... good sailing weather starting to roll through.
Qld needs daylight savings... for the alignment of regional business requirements!

Dr Gas
QLD, 114 posts
26 Oct 2017 6:48PM
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conditions improved to 5.3m weather just after you left until sunset, great session, and yes I'm bloody sick of packing up my gear in the dark. Let's start a "bring back daylight saving" lobby group. Active people don't get fat!

Dag
QLD, 645 posts
28 Oct 2017 9:38AM
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Apparently it make's the curtain's fade, and the cow's won't eat.

OceanPitch
QLD, 122 posts
29 Oct 2017 12:37PM
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Brent in Qld said..
A couple of hours yesterday afternoon ENE, 6m+100L board and stronger than it looked from the beach. Clear skies, water warming up... good sailing weather starting to roll through.
Qld needs daylight savings... for the alignment of regional business requirements!

Good to hear you have been scoring mate! Don't start me on daylight savings, so good in NZ last week being able to sail after work. Looking good for sail this arvo...

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
20 Nov 2017 8:24PM
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Nice couple of hours with a 5.3 around lunchtime today.
Back on deck after a few weeks overseas. Got to sail Penghu Is. a seriously windy place. Had an arvo in head to logo high port tack getting flattened with a 4m, others using 3.0-3.7. Awsome adventure

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
3 Dec 2017 9:01AM
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A fun blast yesterday, good to catch up with the local crew out enjoying a Saturday arvo. Windier than I thought it was going to be with 6.0 nicely powered. Even got to work on some freestyle transitions, that's what I call falling off now that I'm 50

Mentioned Penghu Is. previously, here is the link to the B&B I stayed at & a bit about the set up they have.
www.liquidsportpenghu.com/english.html
There's flat water, B&J plus some wave action to be had. Was speaking with the owner on Friday and they were heading out for a session... in 40-50knts... again! Extremely friendly place, great food and a recommended location for the bucket list of high-winders.

Dr Gas
QLD, 114 posts
4 Dec 2017 7:11AM
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Can't believe how sore I was Saturday night after sailing all arvo in good conditions. Absolutely worth every ache and pain!

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
21 Dec 2017 6:57AM
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fantastic 5.0 session late yesterday, was not expecting how strong and consistent it was. Feeling it today after a few weeks of being a non-sailor. Nice pre-Xmas present for the SE Qld windsurfers

Dr Gas
QLD, 114 posts
21 Dec 2017 9:49AM
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Yeah that was fun. Good to see all the gang stay out till dark. Hungry for more.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
1 Sep 2018 9:32AM
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Great first NE of the season yesterday arvo, reckon gusts were north of 30knts. flat 5.0 for a couple of hours getting chucked around. BRING IT ON!

snorkel692
QLD, 156 posts
1 Sep 2018 10:12PM
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Queens is such a great NE spot! Gotta hope that a start of spring sea breeze foretells a big summer?? of course any wind you'd care to send north would be welcome.

lungs
QLD, 450 posts
3 Sep 2018 9:03PM
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snorkel692 said..
Queens is such a great NE spot! Gotta hope that a start of spring sea breeze foretells a big summer?? of course any wind you'd care to send north would be welcome.


just send grich south and you will have more wind than you know what to do with.

grich62
QLD, 491 posts
4 Sep 2018 12:05PM
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lungs said..

snorkel692 said..
Queens is such a great NE spot! Gotta hope that a start of spring sea breeze foretells a big summer?? of course any wind you'd care to send north would be welcome.



just send grich south and you will have more wind than you know what to do with.


watch it lungs i still have that picture of you

Shifu
QLD, 863 posts
16 Sep 2018 8:32PM
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And it went off again today.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 102 posts
18 Sep 2018 9:04AM
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+ 5.0 Monday morning for a quiet solo run. Nice way to start the week & clear out Sundays cobwebs, back to work now...



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