Forums > Windsurfing Queensland

Sandstone Seabreezers

Reply
Created by Paddles B'mere > 9 months ago, 14 Nov 2015
Hardcarve1
QLD, 438 posts
1 May 2019 7:24PM
Thumbs Up

Plenty of times, you get to see the gusts fronts coming over the bay so you can head in or out depending on the wind. Red beach is also good with an incoming tide if on low tide and Pebble and Bongaree are low on water, it has some good chop with tide into wind and the chance to go out to Gilligans if your brave.

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
1 May 2019 8:51PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Hardcarve1 said..
Plenty of times, you get to see the gusts fronts coming over the bay so you can head in or out depending on the wind. Red beach is also good with an incoming tide if on low tide and Pebble and Bongaree are low on water, it has some good chop with tide into wind and the chance to go out to Gilligans if your brave.


am sailing with my 10 yo son so not keen to launch at bongaree or red beach this time. prob too much water moving around for him.

Hardcarve1
QLD, 438 posts
1 May 2019 9:28PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Gestalt said..

Hardcarve1 said..
Plenty of times, you get to see the gusts fronts coming over the bay so you can head in or out depending on the wind. Red beach is also good with an incoming tide if on low tide and Pebble and Bongaree are low on water, it has some good chop with tide into wind and the chance to go out to Gilligans if your brave.



am sailing with my 10 yo son so not keen to launch at bongaree or red beach this time. prob too much water moving around for him.


Then Pebble is the best place to go probably better than anywhere. You can get some nice long runs in as you can walk back from hundreds of meters out so is a safe as. Don't be worried about heading out from the beach when he gets better, some nice sandy areas away from the beach.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6527 posts
3 May 2019 1:50PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
waricle said..


















Do I see a Fangy fin in one of the boards in the top photo?

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
3 May 2019 5:16PM
Thumbs Up

Yes sue. There is some serious fangy love happening amongst our crew

using the shallow fins has added an hour or more of flat water glory to sailing at sandstone

cheets Jeff
ps mine arrived yesterday. Waiting for wind and low tide,,,,, a change from waiting for wind and high tide

olskool
QLD, 1283 posts
3 May 2019 6:05PM
Thumbs Up

They sure seem to be the goods! Im stacking away some $$ for a 28FF. Think i will go the custom chopped n glassed model. I love tweakin things. Had some great reviews from around this Great Southern Land. Will be able to hunt the shallows n extend the runs with all the lightweight,small fin GB crew.
ALL HAIL FANGMAN..

NotWal
QLD, 6886 posts
4 May 2019 6:35PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Hardcarve1 said..

Gestalt said..


Hardcarve1 said..
Plenty of times, you get to see the gusts fronts coming over the bay so you can head in or out depending on the wind. Red beach is also good with an incoming tide if on low tide and Pebble and Bongaree are low on water, it has some good chop with tide into wind and the chance to go out to Gilligans if your brave.




am sailing with my 10 yo son so not keen to launch at bongaree or red beach this time. prob too much water moving around for him.



Then Pebble is the best place to go probably better than anywhere. You can get some nice long runs in as you can walk back from hundreds of meters out so is a safe as. Don't be worried about heading out from the beach when he gets better, some nice sandy areas away from the beach.


Where's Pebble Beach?

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
4 May 2019 6:41PM
Thumbs Up

sandstone point. my old local many years ago.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
6 May 2019 8:52AM
Thumbs Up

@Gestalt: It's sail-able in any decent wind without too much north/offshore. So pretty much from WSW around to NNE you'll get away with it in decent wind. In lighter Wally World winds (<10kn) you can easy sail in any wind direction, but just remember that if something fails in a northerly, and the tide is high enough, you're going to be ditching your rig and paddling in on your board.

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
6 May 2019 9:14AM
Thumbs Up

the whole of the bribie area is pretty under rated for windsurfing. definitely works in any wind.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
6 May 2019 1:59PM
Thumbs Up

Yeah, we're a bit spoilt. Turner's Camp is good for NW round to E as well, but it can get a bit dirty sometimes and there's a lot more boat traffic than Sandstone.

ballast
QLD, 418 posts
12 May 2019 7:30AM
Thumbs Up

Interesting session in the South Wester yesterday.
28 knot gust as Tony and I walked out at low tide, then about 5 after one planning run out.
Set the tone for the day. umpteen board and sail changes and none of them the right one ( except for Pope John, who is always planning ).
Adam spent the day on sitting the beach and wouldn't even go and get us beers.
Where were the rest of the regulars? Gardening, ironing pleats (again)????

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
12 May 2019 1:30PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
ballast said..
Interesting session in the South Wester yesterday.
28 knot gust as Tony and I walked out at low tide, then about 5 after one planning run out.
Set the tone for the day. umpteen board and sail changes and none of them the right one ( except for Pope John, who is always planning ).
Adam spent the day on sitting the beach and wouldn't even go and get us beers.
Where were the rest of the regulars? Gardening, ironing pleats (again)????


I was at a wedding dreaming of windsurfing.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
13 May 2019 11:13AM
Thumbs Up

Sulking at home with the fire going watching the footy because of the wind forecast being a dud and it being frikkin cold and I'm soft

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
13 May 2019 5:02PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Paddles B'mere said..
Sulking at home with the fire going watching the footy because of the wind forecast being a dud and it being frikkin cold and I'm soft


Yep I'm with you

available tue wed fri sat sun if wind comes good

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
14 May 2019 10:21AM
Thumbs Up

Johnny B has been sailing Jeff, but it's been fickle with it gusting over 15 for an hour or two and then dropping back.

plywoodboy
QLD, 69 posts
15 May 2019 10:18PM
Thumbs Up

Any going tomorrow?



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing Queensland


"Sandstone Seabreezers" started by Paddles B'mere