For those sufficiently well-versed, where else on the east side of the Bay works in easterly winds? I noticed along Beach Rd yesterday that a few people were launching from around Parkdale or Mentone - do these work?
I've never much warmed to Ricketts. which I think of in skiing terms. Most other places in the bay are like European, Japanese or US/Canadian slopes - endless space to do your own thing. Ricketts is like Australian slopes - loads of people all funneling into confined spaces (in this case to avoid the b@stard reefs).
Oh, and there is also the sheer banditry of the parking - $14 for two hours!!!
Mentone wasn't bad last night, 4.7m until my arms fell off around 8pm, a few sets of 2-4 inches coming in from the bay ;)