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best spots to avoid swell on port philip

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Created by chazwazza Two weeks ago, 3 Apr 2019
chazwazza
14 posts
3 Apr 2019 8:29AM
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Hey guys,
I'm intermediate and having trouble dealing with the dreaded port Philip chop, sailing out of Chelsea. wondering if there's anywhere along mordi to frankston that is less prone to a beach break as this is hindering my time on the water and also draining my energy.

windaddict
VIC, 1099 posts
4 Apr 2019 8:45AM
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Hi mate, between beaumaris and franga, there is not really any protected spots, it gets choppy really quick in an sort of onshore winds. Rye in a northerly can be fairly flat and we get a lot of northerlies that work down there in winter. Dendy street Brighton is pretty flat in anything with south in it.

Having said that chelsea can be reasonably flat on a N-NE but is usually gusty.

If you really want flat water, then head to inverloch, but thats a 1.5 hour drive.

IWC
VIC, 131 posts
4 Apr 2019 2:33PM
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Just pick low to mid tides at Inverloch as high tides with a bit of wind can cause a washing machine. Hook into our facebook(Inverloch Windsurfing Club) page to see were we are heading out from

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
4 Apr 2019 2:55PM
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A great easterly today, flat water to be had at Area 45

chazwazza
14 posts
4 Apr 2019 12:09PM
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thanks for all the help dudes!
I managed to get out at Chelsea last night before the wind completely dropped off and it was manageable, I always get excited when the forecast has some east in it!
I guess I need to commit to making the drive somewhere else whilst getting the hang of it!

baywavebill
VIC, 236 posts
5 Apr 2019 12:32PM
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Could try Sandringham Harbour with Southerly. The new beach they created about 15 months ago at the end of Linacre Rd is a great spot for beginners to intermediate. (Park in Linacre rd next to park)
As your skills improve you gradually launch further north along Hampton Beach, and the chop will increase as you do so.

IWC
VIC, 131 posts
5 Apr 2019 3:07PM
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The other place for flat water is Lake Connewarre and Swan Bay Queenscliff

dioma
VIC, 59 posts
5 Apr 2019 11:06PM
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Lysterfield Lake is an option as well.

40knots
VIC, 64 posts
6 Apr 2019 7:36AM
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Chaz. I think you have progressed to another board in your collection. Buy a smaller one and try

Pigdog3
VIC, 54 posts
6 Apr 2019 10:07AM
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hampton beach mate :)

WindNoob
VIC, 18 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 5:13AM
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IWC said..
The other place for flat water is Lake Connewarre and Swan Bay Queenscliff


Where do folks launch usually in Swan Bay? Wanting a cool place to try out my new ExploreAir!

IWC
VIC, 131 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 10:29AM
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WindNoob said..

IWC said..
The other place for flat water is Lake Connewarre and Swan Bay Queenscliff



Where do folks launch usually in Swan Bay? Wanting a cool place to try out my new ExploreAir!


Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club. PM Red on this forum and he will help you out



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