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Created by Brent in Qld > 9 months ago, 17 Oct 2017
Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
7 Mar 2020 7:22PM
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Longest wave ever at Q's late this arvo. South reef all the way into the beach, too many turns to count, countless head high+ reforms. Heart rate too high to head back out after smashing it at the beach, had to take a bloody break!
The season of all or nothing continues...

airsail
QLD, 401 posts
8 Mar 2020 6:04AM
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If your chasing bigger waves Brent, you might like to try tacking up to or launching from South Queens. It is not protected by the groin like North Queens so the swell can be larger in a strong southerly.

dantren
QLD, 118 posts
8 Mar 2020 7:54AM
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Brent in Qld said..
Longest wave ever at Q's late this arvo. South reef all the way into the beach, too many turns to count, countless head high+ reforms. Heart rate too high to head back out after smashing it at the beach, had to take a bloody break!
The season of all or nothing continues...


Hey Brent
What tide do you like for that area?

Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
8 Mar 2020 9:07AM
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airsail said..
If your chasing bigger waves Brent, you might like to try tacking up to or launching from South Queens. It is not protected by the groin like North Queens so the swell can be larger in a strong southerly.


Cheers Airsail. South Queens has been a high tide only zone for me but will have a look this week. See ya out there

Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
8 Mar 2020 10:04AM
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dantren said..

Brent in Qld said..
Longest wave ever at Q's late this arvo. South reef all the way into the beach, too many turns to count, countless head high+ reforms. Heart rate too high to head back out after smashing it at the beach, had to take a bloody break!
The season of all or nothing continues...



Hey Brent
What tide do you like for that area?


Hi dantren
I live local so get to see the best & worst of it. Yesterday I went for the late sail to get the rising tide+strengthening wind that push up the waves & scored a great session.
Assuming you are chasing a few waves,
like any spot without true ground swell it can be very hit and miss on any tide, plus Q's breaks all over the shop when it's on. 25knts is when the fun starts as it pushes up bay swell, SE wind is best & will drive 3-4m breaking rollers on a good cyclonic day into the northern bay. NE is also not to be dismissed. Rules of thumb
High tide+low wind = ordinary for waves, bit lumpy for general sailing
Low tide = a lot of fin loving reefs/rocks exposed & waves start breaking around 20-22knts
Hope this helps mate.

dantren
QLD, 118 posts
8 Mar 2020 11:07AM
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Brent in Qld said..



dantren said..


Brent in Qld said..
Longest wave ever at Q's late this arvo. South reef all the way into the beach, too many turns to count, countless head high+ reforms. Heart rate too high to head back out after smashing it at the beach, had to take a bloody break!
The season of all or nothing continues...




Hey Brent
What tide do you like for that area?



Hi dantren
I live local so get to see the best & worst of it. Yesterday I went for the late sail to get the rising tide+strengthening wind that push up the waves & scored a great session.
Assuming you are chasing a few waves,
like any spot without true ground swell it can be very hit and miss on any tide, plus Q's breaks all over the shop when it's on. 25knts is when the fun starts as it pushes up bay swell, SE wind is best & will drive 3-4m breaking rollers on a good cyclonic day into the northern bay. NE is also not to be dismissed. Rules of thumb
High tide+low wind = ordinary for waves, bit lumpy for general sailing
Low tide = a lot of fin loving reefs/rocks exposed & waves start breaking around 20-22knts
Hope this helps mate.




Yeah Ok.
Thanks mate.
So any wind against tide should provide the best waves, right?

Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
8 Mar 2020 1:15PM
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I don't think tidal movement plays into it much at Q's, size of the high & low definately. Generally though there's not too much to it in the northern bay. If it's over 25knts hit the water & charge at what the bay throws up. It's not dtl perfection but you'll be surprised what's out there

starboarder
QLD, 177 posts
8 Mar 2020 1:57PM
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I've never seen "waves" at queens, just bump and jump condition. Happy to be proven wrong tho

dowls
QLD, 261 posts
8 Mar 2020 8:02PM
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On again at Q's what a weekend

Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
9 Mar 2020 8:12AM
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I've never seen "waves" at queens, just bump and jump condition. Happy to be proven wrong tho


90% of the time you're right Mr Boarder. But with modern gear, the alignment of Venus with climate change & plenty of dogs on the beach, over the last few years Qs has been having its fair share of += Just gotta be out there to get it.
Happy sailing buddy!

Shifu
QLD, 1439 posts
9 Mar 2020 8:23AM
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What a weekend. 30-35 on Saturday, 25-30 on Sunday. Low tide and big shapely waves to gybe in. Best weekend ever.

Dr Gas
QLD, 125 posts
9 Mar 2020 10:24AM
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Cracker weekend! Feelin' it this morning though.

bowsa
QLD, 568 posts
9 Mar 2020 10:56AM
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Brent in Qld said..
I don't think tidal movement plays into it much at Q's, size of the high & low definately. Generally though there's not too much to it in the northern bay. If it's over 25knts hit the water & charge at what the bay throws up. It's not dtl perfection but you'll be surprised what's out there


It's not down the line at all!!!

Shifu
QLD, 1439 posts
9 Mar 2020 11:57AM
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Dr Gas said..
Cracker weekend! Feelin' it this morning though.


Soft.

Dr Gas
QLD, 125 posts
9 Mar 2020 12:25PM
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That's not very woke of you to say that. I'm hurt.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 252 posts
9 Mar 2020 6:13PM
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Dr Gas said..
That's not very woke of you to say that. I'm hurt.


Sounding like a tough time Doc? We're here for your emotional support mate, will bring icy beers to the next session & have a quiet word to Shifu about his attitude since getting a wave board.

Shifu
QLD, 1439 posts
9 Mar 2020 6:44PM
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Are you saying the new guy needs to pull his head in??

Shifu
QLD, 1439 posts
12 Mar 2020 8:58AM
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Queens was mental yesterday. Soooo gusty - cruising one moment, blasted off the board the next.

Shifu
QLD, 1439 posts
17 Mar 2020 1:08PM
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What a great weekend. Strong, strong wind three days in a row and probs again this afternoon.



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