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Sandstone Seabreezers

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Created by Paddles B'mere > 9 months ago, 14 Nov 2015
plywoodboy
QLD, 39 posts
12 Sep 2017 2:29PM
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Good wind tomorrow, was going Golden bch unless local is better SS?

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
12 Sep 2017 6:56PM
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If the wind plays the game tomorrow there will probably be a few punters at Turner's Camp. This arvo was hard work, but Adam and Dag did a heap of km and JV Jonno got on the water a bit later like I did with Jeff showing up really late to do a bit of bobbing around while the wind dropped out for the evening.

bob116
QLD, 50 posts
13 Sep 2017 8:41AM
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Anyone going to Turners today?

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
13 Sep 2017 9:34AM
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If there's enough wind, yep. Early afternoon for me, I'll have to be leaving by 4:30

Bone's
QLD, 117 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:49AM
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Hoping for a late blast this arvo bob.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:22PM
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Dear me, it was pretty windy at Turner's this arvo. Dag and myself got there around 1pm and it was already over 20. I expected 15-20 this arvo so committed the rookie mistake and didn't put the 5.5m sail in. I pulled my 6.5 down as hard as I could and had one session that was out of control some of the time, fully lit and in control some of the time. Pretty rough water so I waited to see if it got more civilized and called it a day when the wind just blew stronger. Dag went out with a 5m sail and got flogged half to death by the chop and retired hurt too. JV Jonno was rigging up for a blast as I left and Adam didn't bother rigging at all. Little bit of carpark carnage too, Jonno's board blew off the ground into a post still in it's bag and dinged it and my board cartwheeled sideways a few times across the grass, luckily Adam and myself stopped it somehow before it hit a post and my car. Crazy day indeed!

plywoodboy
QLD, 39 posts
13 Sep 2017 5:15PM
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Golden Pond started ok with 6.5 from about 11 am till 12 then it was down to a 5.0. Choppy in places but plenty of flat water if you tacked occasionally instead of gybing to line up the banks. 26.2 knots best speed

waricle
QLD, 500 posts
13 Sep 2017 6:09PM
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I'm at Cotton tree caravan park and there's good news and bad news. I now have a 4.5 for those windy days on the foil. The bad news is I left it at home. (Hey Adam, what do you bring?) so I went out on the foil with the 5.2 and It was 20 + by the time I rigged. I got smashed about and slapped around, attempted orbit and re-entry a few times and after a total of less than two kms decided to put the tal between the legs and give up. I threw the weed fin in just in case but had forgotten to alter it to fit the board with the new bottom plate so I couldn't even go out for a normal sail. Oh well, thems the breaks. Looks Like I wasn't on my own.....

Dag
QLD, 460 posts
13 Sep 2017 9:01PM
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Didn't retire hurt. Kept doing a few more very short sessions at a time. Current fitness was well and truly exceeded yesterday.
High tide at that place in that sort of wind is just so messy. If it was low tide today there would have been some very fast run's.
J.V. Johnny kicked ass today on his skinny board. I am very sore, and very tired after a lame 22 K's.

olskool
QLD, 349 posts
13 Sep 2017 9:17PM
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Plywood boy, i held on to my 8m cheetah n IMCO long enough to clock 25.7kts. Retired the F1 with gear failure. Andrew

bob116
QLD, 50 posts
13 Sep 2017 9:57PM
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I went to Wello and had a great time on 5.6 and 150 carve. Bounced around like a cork. Honour restored after last month. Achieved one proper pivot jibe and swam for the others, but did lots of water starts in very choppy conditions. Good day in all... I got out too early: there were about 15 boarders and 15 kiters still in when I left. Will probably go back there tomorrow.

jirvin4505
QLD, 817 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:12PM
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Very happy - a good afternoon on water

Actually VERY EXCITED - normally these conditions are only for surviving and getting totally trashed in

more than survived my quick after work session - smashed it - rough water, gusty conditions ....just wanted to keep going but the daylight let me down ;-)

bring on summer

cheers Jeff

plywoodboy
QLD, 39 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:52PM
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I really want to try Turners on lower tide for the reduced chop, will keep hitting here and join the locals one day so I keep my fin in the box.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
14 Sep 2017 8:49AM
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Good stuff, I thought you were pulling the pin Dag, JV must have got you keen. It would be easier to sail your rig back to the carpark than carry it in that wind.

lungs
QLD, 412 posts
14 Sep 2017 12:00PM
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Hi There Sandstoners I am trying to find some info on travel times along bribie road in peak times Monday to Friday from the Caboolture overpass to Bongaree. If there are any locals among you I would really appreciate any info.
Thanks in advance.
ps
my wife may have to work out there next year.

Dag
QLD, 460 posts
14 Sep 2017 12:31PM
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I think I used to allow 15 - 20 min's mate, but that was a long time ago. The road is a lot better now.
I'd still guess the same.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
14 Sep 2017 1:45PM
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Yep, Dag is on the money for a good run. Accident anywhere equals chaos.

lungs
QLD, 412 posts
14 Sep 2017 9:49PM
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Thanks for the feedback, yep she will be out there next year. I said she could sail across but it didn't go down to well

See you all on the water again one day. I still need to try Bongaree.

Adam roofer
QLD, 141 posts
16 Sep 2017 11:10AM
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It's looking really good for Bongaree tomorrow if anybody is keen. hopefully the forecast is right

DenisF
QLD, 1 posts
16 Sep 2017 12:16PM
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I'm in. What time ?

Adam roofer
QLD, 141 posts
16 Sep 2017 12:23PM
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I'm going to keep an eye on the wind I'm hoping to get there in between 10 and 11 o'clock

Bone's
QLD, 117 posts
16 Sep 2017 5:56PM
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You lady's missed out on a perfect arvo at turners camp! Dags and I both had grins from ear to ear. See you all Tomorrow if all your ironing and vacuumings been done!

Dag
QLD, 460 posts
16 Sep 2017 6:45PM
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That was a great laid back sail on the big board and altered fin.
Where was everyone?

16 Sep 2017 7:47PM
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Dag said..
That was a great laid back sail on the big board and altered fin.
Where was everyone?


Ironing and vacuuming of course...

Dag
QLD, 460 posts
16 Sep 2017 9:57PM
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Sorry.

ballast
QLD, 328 posts
17 Sep 2017 2:14AM
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Watching Captain Underpants at the movies, of course.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
17 Sep 2017 8:57AM
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At 2:14am? I'm assuming "Captain Underpants" was on the adult channel ..................

40knots
VIC, 46 posts
17 Sep 2017 6:36PM
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Hello Queenslanders we coming up for September with sups and windsurfers. At home in vic we do not wear life jackets. Do we need to wear them? Boy 12 daughter 11, 8 , 5. The younger 2 do wear them but the others don't any more your thoughts on 11 and 12 year old without life jackets. Are we going to get fined?

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
17 Sep 2017 7:23PM
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You're in the clear mate, unless you're in an event that specifically requires a PFD.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 914 posts
18 Sep 2017 8:23AM
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Beautiful, but changing day at South Esplanade yesterday. Big turnout (by our standards) of 10 sailors hoping to make the most of a consistent 18kn+ southerly that slowly dropped off to 15kn as it swung around to the east. Very long, fast runs over extremely shallow banks but only 0.4m on the 1300 low so you had to get into it quickly as most fins were hitting as the tide dropped. I quickly discovered that Adam wasn't waving at me just to be friendly when I cartwheeled over the front as my 48cm fin hit the sand. Rule of thumb here is to use a fin size that is less then the Brisbane Bar tide height. The big compression waves in the passage were so much fun to carve off the top when the tide was running, but then when it smoothed out as the run slowed, Pete was able to get out on his foil for some more practice on it. I took off home just after the low, but a few of the boys were rigging bigger sails to make the most of the lighter pressure and making tide so I don't know how they got on later in the arvo. Classic Bribie arvo though, happy days



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