Forums > Windsurfing Tasmania

Hobart wind

Reply
Created by Dono > 9 months ago, 15 Oct 2017
Dono
13 posts
15 Oct 2017 1:09PM
Thumbs Up

I'm looking at moving to tasmania early january and just wondering what size sails I should bring with?
I have sailed for a couple of seasons now in wa and starting to get into the waves.
Looking at mainly wave riding spots around hobart area.
Any info would be great.
Cheers in advance

robdddd
TAS, 160 posts
15 Oct 2017 7:49PM
Thumbs Up

Hi,
There is a great group of local sailers in Hobart so you are sure to get a heap of advice.

I lived in Perth for 20 years before heading back to Tas and offer the following thoughts;
- My 81L wave board is too small for my 82-85kg in Tas, would like 92-95L
- Sail size from 4.5, 4.7, 5.2 and 5.8 all get used....wish I had a 4.2 for the windier days.
- Need to learn to wave sail on both tacks here.
- The wind directions effect the locations where to sail. Also the wind can be very local, no wind at home but 7km away it is on!
- If coming to Hobart, recommend living close to the action in Lauderdale.
- Keep an eye on the wind forcasts.
- Prepare for colder water.
- Sailing in booties at a number of local spots
- lots of fun to be had!

Rob

Dono
13 posts
17 Oct 2017 3:17PM
Thumbs Up

Thanks heaps for the info Rob.
Thanks for the tip about lauderdale will definitely try get somewhere near there.
Think I might need to get some smaller sails then as I'm 67kgs.
When is windy season?

geared4knots
TAS, 2353 posts
17 Oct 2017 10:57PM
Thumbs Up

it can blow all year but generally September through to April is a mix of frontal winds and seabreezes in the summer months.
I weigh mid 70 kg and only sail is a max of 5.3 with a mix of freestyle board and wave boards but some guys same weight have 7 meters as they slalom boards.
as Rob says living in Laudrdale area gives you maximum chance to sail with many popular locations only 5 minutes and Hobart is 20 minutes

Kazza
TAS, 2160 posts
18 Oct 2017 1:36PM
Thumbs Up

Also check out our spot guide for sailing spots around Tas, flat water to waves is on there.
www.thespotguide.com.au/TAS/index.html

Dono
13 posts
21 Jan 2018 6:37AM
Thumbs Up

Had my first sail in tassie at clifton beach on Friday was a lot of fun.
Cheers everyone for the tips and advice.
Currently living in moonah so it's hard to get an idea if it's windy down that way.
If anyone is able to shoot me a message when it's blowing that'd be great.
0415471033
Cheers Craig

geared4knots
TAS, 2353 posts
21 Jan 2018 1:03PM
Thumbs Up

Craig, damien here, have you got whatsapp on your phone

we have a windsurf whats app group that keeps people in the know as to where wind is.

ps i Tony,s jp 93 thruster ( i think it is only $900) then that would be a great one board solution for tassie

Dono
13 posts
21 Jan 2018 1:29PM
Thumbs Up

Hey Damien yeah I do. If you could add me to that please that'd be great.
Sounds good will have to wait till I'm working first

Relic
TAS, 688 posts
21 Jan 2018 6:54PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Dono said..
Hey Damien yeah I do. If you could add me to that please that'd be great.
Sounds good will have to wait till I'm working first


...and you'll get to know the flavour pizza some have ordered, what they'e doing whilst on holiday elsewhere along with other irrelevant beteises that arrive at strange hours too...advise switching off notifications if you don't like being woken in the middle of the night!

See you on the water

geared4knots
TAS, 2353 posts
21 Jan 2018 8:47PM
Thumbs Up

Will do Craig,
Thats the same with all whats app groups, the Tassie kite one is quite a bit more active than the windsurf with not so relevant information.
you get the good with the bad,,
BUT WHEN ITS ON YOU KNOW!!!!!!! YE HA

Dono
13 posts
22 Jan 2018 7:42AM
Thumbs Up

Sounds great- can put up with that other info to know when it's on!
Where's looking good this arvo?



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing Tasmania


"Hobart wind" started by Dono