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Just brought my kit up from Tassie, where does everyone like to go?

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Created by Mmeyer 4 months ago, 24 Jan 2018
Mmeyer
VIC, 80 posts
24 Jan 2018 1:40PM
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Been in Melbourne for 3 years now and have only just got around to transporting my kit up from Tassie. Haven't been out in over a year so I'm keen to get back into it.
Where do people like to sail and what kind of windsurfing is around (waves, speed, slalom etc). Anything I need to know?

kato
VIC, 2206 posts
24 Jan 2018 7:36PM
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Inverloch, Sandy Point and Swan Bay

mr love
VIC, 1563 posts
25 Jan 2018 6:40AM
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Bump and Jump type sailing all around the Bay. St Kilda, Elwood, Brighton ( Dendy Street), Hampton, Beaumaris, Bonbeach all good in a Seabreeze direction, generally windier closer to the city. In a Northerly Brighton ( Green Point), Bonbeach ( or that whole strip right down to Frankston) and Rye can be good.
In the more frontal SW..WSW direction Frankston, Mt Martha and Safety Beach are good and in a Westerly pretty hard to go past Ricketts Point in Beaumaris as well as in an Easterly.
Allways a few crew at most of the spots

Sputnik11
VIC, 832 posts
27 Jan 2018 8:32AM
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mr love said..
Bump and Jump type sailing all around the Bay. St Kilda, Elwood, Brighton ( Dendy Street), Hampton, Beaumaris, Bonbeach all good in a Seabreeze direction, generally windier closer to the city. In a Northerly Brighton ( Green Point), Bonbeach ( or that whole strip right down to Frankston) and Rye can be good.
In the more frontal SW..WSW direction Frankston, Mt Martha and Safety Beach are good and in a Westerly pretty hard to go past Ricketts Point in Beaumaris as well as in an Easterly.
Allways a few crew at most of the spots


Good summary. Just throw in Parkdale in most conditions as well.

Mmeyer
VIC, 80 posts
28 Jan 2018 11:08PM
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Thanks for the responses!

Is it all bump and jump or are there some flatter areas around too? Haven't been on the board in over a year so may need some time to calibrate.

Are there any spots where tide is an issue and which spots tend to be the most crowded on the water?

mr love
VIC, 1563 posts
29 Jan 2018 2:25PM
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Mmeyer said..
Thanks for the responses!

Is it all bump and jump or are there some flatter areas around too? Haven't been on the board in over a year so may need some time to calibrate.

Are there any spots where tide is an issue and which spots tend to be the most crowded on the water?


Swan Bay over the West side near Queenscliffe can be flat. Also Pt Henry in Geelong and Rye between the sandbars in a Northerly...but mostly Bump and Jump. Nowhere gets too crowded on the water, maybe Ricketts Point in a big Easterly. Hot days can be an issue parking in many areas though.

sailquik
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29 Jan 2018 11:56PM
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kato said..
Inverloch, Sandy Point and Swan Bay


These are the flat water spots.

Mmeyer
VIC, 80 posts
30 Jan 2018 9:44AM
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Any ares where the tide needs to be right or is it generally not a problem?

mr love
VIC, 1563 posts
30 Jan 2018 9:55AM
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Sandy Point the tide needs to right... mid to low.

Around the Eastern side of the Bay...Beaumaris (Ricketts North and South) can be a bit sketchy in low tide due to the reefs...still sailable but you need to be careful and have some local knowledge or you will lose a fin.. Lower tide at Rye brings out the sand bars which means flat water in between however it is also a bit sketchy as it can be dangerous fanging in the shallow water.
Most other places there is no an issue with tides. At the Northern end of the Bay the water can be less messy on an in-going tide, when it's outgoing it flows against the wind chop which stands it up and it gets bumpier.

I am not familiar with the Western side of the Bay.



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