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Windurf Mackay Anzac Day

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Created by DarkHorse 1 month ago, 23 Apr 2020
DarkHorse
QLD, 129 posts
23 Apr 2020 6:24PM
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Hi Guy's I'm in Mackay for work at the moment and looking for advice on where best to sail slalom gear around Mackay considering the forecast for the weekend?? I will be self isolating on the water hopefully - Only so much one can do in a motel room...

Orange Whip
QLD, 759 posts
23 Apr 2020 7:24PM
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G'day DarkHorse, welcome to paradise! I'll be sailing at Far Beach (a.k.a. Illawong Beach) Sat and Sun, expecting 15 knots Sat and a little less Sunday. It's pretty tidal which means flatter water than off, say, Harbour Beach for example. You can get at least 2 hours either side of high tide without too much of a walk. High tide Sat is around 11:45 and more neap than spring so should be good. I don't usually go out until after the tide turns to get tide against wind. Hope to see you there, will boost numbers by probably 33% assuming Troy sails as well.

Orange Whip
QLD, 759 posts
23 Apr 2020 8:11PM
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Troy? Phil? You guys sailing on the weekend? Phil, you may have to carefully consider venturing to Far Beach, I heard a couple from Mackay got $1,300 fines for going for a drive to Finch Hatton Gorge last weekend to hike which was way out of their neighbourhood obviously.

DarkHorse
QLD, 129 posts
24 Apr 2020 7:32AM
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Thanks for the info, I'll turn up about lunchtime Saturday at Far beach... Cheers, Dave

DarkHorse
QLD, 129 posts
2 May 2020 8:56AM
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Is it possible to windsurf off Lamberts Beach or Harbour Beach? - I'm trying to find a place I can sail on Sunday and or Monday bearing in mind it's low tide around mid day and I don't want to carry my gear km's across sand to the water...

STUMP
QLD, 51 posts
2 May 2020 9:31AM
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Both are fine at low tide, maybe 50 metres or so extra walk on a really low tide.
If you drive about half way up east point road (or further if you have a 4wd), find a nice tree to set up under and you'll have a much better start point for SE than the northern end, particularly if its light.
Lamberts beach also has a really nice grassed area to rig up and good access.
I mainly use a 62cm fin in both these places without any problems.
Sunday morning looks good.

alvadave
QLD, 55 posts
2 May 2020 11:00AM
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Northern end of Blacks beach, Eimeo or even north wall are other options.



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