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Sandstone Seabreezers

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Created by Paddles B'mere > 9 months ago, 14 Nov 2015
olskool
QLD, 1782 posts
31 May 2020 6:16PM
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I found some windsurf gear left behind from the LT Sandstone visit here. PM me if you find your gear missing.

ka72
QLD, 555 posts
31 May 2020 6:22PM
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Was a fun day on the water catching up with a few windsurfing crew I haven't seen for a while. Thanks to Peter N for bringing down his tandem board and supplying the food and Lachie cooking BBQ . Only one small dismount from me when a tack went wrong and I was totally backwinded! Got the gbyes sorted with jnr on the back sailing clew first until I had flipping the front rig. Had my first go on the windsurfer LT, forgot how much fun you can have in light wind.


Imax1
QLD, 2746 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 7:01PM
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This is getting ridiculous.
Im going to take one for the team and do a run through the streets nude wind dance .
It has to blow soon !

Orange Whip
QLD, 781 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 8:10PM
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Well, you did move to the Victorian end of Qld Another few hundred k's and ..............

Imax1
QLD, 2746 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 8:29PM
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Stinging jellyfish ?
I caught a 1.5 m bullshark the other day in my tiny tinny . Me the wife and dog totally s..t ourselves . Took half an hour to get to the boat and it circled the boat half a dozen times , what a rush In two metres of water , WHERE I SAIL !!! ,!!!
Talking to the old salt running the local tackle shop that has lived On Bribie for ever said no one has ever been killed by a shark . Two ways of looking at that ,
1, good statistics ,
or,
2 , it's about time.

Orange Whip
QLD, 781 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 8:43PM
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Jellyfish are allergic to windy water and lycra.

Sharks are always there, just like the ice addicts that were driving in the other direction on your way to the boat ramp.

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Tuesday , 30 Jun 2020 8:46PM
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A few of us heading out at weyba this saturday.

dantren
QLD, 128 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 6:57PM
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Gestalt said..
A few of us heading out at weyba this saturday.


Sorry to digress, but how's the depth at Weyba?
Is it deep enough to foil?

Gestalt
QLD, 12764 posts
Wednesday , 1 Jul 2020 8:43PM
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I've not seen anyone foil there. The lake itself is quite shallow near the shore and then gets deeper further out but still fairly shallow. At a guess lake cootharaba depth?

DenisF
QLD, 10 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 8:03AM
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Sandstone tomorrow morning ?

Nikita
QLD, 73 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 10:06AM
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I've never sailed at Sandstone Point before. Is it good for foiling? What's it like at low tide?
Anything to watch out for?

mathew
VIC, 1819 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 12:48PM
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Nikita said..
I've never sailed at Sandstone Point before. Is it good for foiling? What's it like at low tide?
Anything to watch out for?


Sailing is good in most southerly directions; at low tide you will need to walk out about 100m to be 30cm deep. Which leads to... not good for foiling, unless it is high-tide or you sail at least 500m from the shore line (it is pretty shallow overall).

Bongaree or Red Beach would be better for foiling as it is deep-water.

... and Saturday (Jul 4) is looking ok at this point in time.

Nikita
QLD, 73 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 2:19PM
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mathew said..

Nikita said..
I've never sailed at Sandstone Point before. Is it good for foiling? What's it like at low tide?
Anything to watch out for?



Sailing is good in most southerly directions; at low tide you will need to walk out about 100m to be 30cm deep. Which leads to... not good for foiling, unless it is high-tide or you sail at least 500m from the shore line (it is pretty shallow overall).

Bongaree or Red Beach would be better for foiling as it is deep-water.

... and Saturday (Jul 4) is looking ok at this point in time.


Thanks for the advice Mathew
I was thinking of foiling there tomorrow morning near the high tide. Wind should be SW.
I read that Bongaree has strong tidal currents, so thought Sandstone Point could be nice on high tide.

Mr Keen
QLD, 129 posts
Friday , 3 Jul 2020 2:59PM
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I would think it too shallow to foil, can be only thigh deep in some spots at 3/4 tide. Ask the friendly locals for a safety briefing. I failed to listen and lost a fin and some bark

Nikita
QLD, 73 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 7:54AM
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Anyone planning to sail at Bongaree this morning?
Any tips on the best exact launch site would be appreciated.

Hroar
QLD, 111 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 9:01AM
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dantren said..


Gestalt said..
A few of us heading out at weyba this saturday.




Sorry to digress, but how's the depth at Weyba?
Is it deep enough to foil?



Yes it is deep enough to foil at Weyba, once you walk out across about 150 mtrs of sand, it drops off to chest deep within 10 mtrs. There are up to half a dozen kite foilers out there these days. They've actually put some buoys out and do some racing. There is a sandbank that's sticks out from a rocky point to the north of where you launch from you need to keep clear of but rest of lake is fine apart from shallow sand at edge all around lake that ranges in distance from shore.

Bone's
QLD, 169 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 9:22AM
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Nikita said..
Anyone planning to sail at Bongaree this morning?
Any tips on the best exact launch site would be appreciated.


We are all wanting to sail but no wind there yet. Launch from top carpark south esplanade

Imax1
QLD, 2746 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 3:36PM
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Bone's said..

Nikita said..
Anyone planning to sail at Bongaree this morning?
Any tips on the best exact launch site would be appreciated.



We are all wanting to sail but no wind there yet. Launch from top carpark south esplanade


It was ace
Four of the sandstoners and a couple of foilers.
Proper powered on a 7.8 race sail . Got the titanic FKD as fast as shes ever been . The fin was whistling at times , never heard that before on this board . It was rough in places . A frantic fun couple hours and id had enough . The wind was perfect. Id give it a four out of five , had to take one off because it was bloody cold. Cos after seven months living here ive become soft .

Nikita
QLD, 73 posts
Saturday , 4 Jul 2020 3:36PM
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Thanks for the tips everyone, it was an awesome sail. Nicely cooked on the 4.2 from 10:30-12:30! Bongaree is actually really nice!

maxi388
QLD, 19 posts
Tuesday , 7 Jul 2020 9:20AM
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Anyone heading to Sandstone today??

jirvin4505
QLD, 1056 posts
Tuesday , 7 Jul 2020 9:20AM
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Max wants to know. Anybody sailing sandstone today Tuesday. I'm still down in nsw



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