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Dunsborough/South West

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Created by shaggy696 4 months ago, 5 Feb 2017
shaggy696
WA, 45 posts
5 Feb 2017 9:12AM
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Anyone sailed around Dunsborough area? I am heading for a week with family start of March
I assume normal sea breeze is blowing pretty offshore?
Any recommendations around this area? Happy with flat water or waves but not sure still built courage up to go out at Margs again.

Thanks

t2wheeler
WA, 98 posts
5 Feb 2017 9:58AM
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I sail there often as we have family down there we visit.

SW is indeed offshore in the bay, but other wind directions can be really good.

Quindalup is a fabulous spot in winds NW through N to SE. A good spot to launch is on Geographe Bay Road, either side of the junction with Elmore Road. Near the backpacker lodge is a small car park with a bench in front of it, or the other way towards Dunsborough town is a large grass area good for parking and rigging. If the wind is right you will generally see a handfull of kiters and / or windsurfers out there - its a friendly spot. There's a sandbar about 100m out which gets shallow so watch out with your fin. I use multi fin boards there and that helps. In the right conditions the sandbar kicks up a small wave which is fun to jump and mess around on.

In March you may get strong SE winds first thing in the morning. Or, like the coming weekend, a front can drive a day or two of good winds (I am heading there this Thursday to catch the forecast).

If the SW is blowing, dont rule out Yallingup. An awkward launch and recovery across the reef, and you would want to pick a day when the swell is not too big, but in the right condtions it can be a surprisingly easy place to sail. Just dont get caught out there when the wind flicks to southerly late afternoon...

If you are desparate to sail in a SW and Yallingup looks too much, a 50 minute drive just past Busselton onto Forrest Beach Road gets you to a beach that catches the SW cross shore.

The whole Cape Naturaliste area is tricky for wind really but if you pick the right spot it can be really good.

shaggy696
WA, 45 posts
5 Feb 2017 10:12AM
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Thanks Simonzee.
Quindalup is where staying so be perfect if wind is blowing.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
5 Feb 2017 12:58PM
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I sail busso all the time. Yes the SW is off shore so you will want to be confident in your gear.
Augusta is goo to on a SE, flat and fast. Had a couple of nice dais inside the sand bank inndunno too.
feel free to contact me when you're looking to go out I am a bit of a free agent now being between jobs.
Cheers Dave

shaggy696
WA, 45 posts
5 Feb 2017 4:50PM
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Cheers Dave will give you a shout if wind looking good

Bart1
WA, 55 posts
10 Feb 2017 6:55AM
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BSN101 said..
I sail busso all the time. Yes the SW is off shore so you will want to be confident in your gear.
Augusta is goo to on a SE, flat and fast. Had a couple of nice dais inside the sand bank inndunno too.
feel free to contact me when you're looking to go out I am a bit of a free agent now being between jobs.
Cheers Dave


Hi Dave
I am in Capel and are keen on catching up sometime for a sail in Busso.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
10 Feb 2017 2:49PM
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This sat arvo might be ok guys.

What kit kit do you have?

Bart1
WA, 55 posts
11 Feb 2017 5:53AM
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I have a freeride kit. 120lt JP x-cite ride and my biggest sail atm is 7m.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
11 Feb 2017 7:29AM
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That should do it.

Either here in the bay or maybe Augusta (+1hr from busso) for flat water.

Here is my number 0413017871

Bart1
WA, 55 posts
11 Feb 2017 10:46AM
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BSN101 said..
That should do it.

Either here in the bay or maybe Augusta (+1hr from busso) for flat water.

Here is my number 0413017871


I cant make today but will call you soon. Cheers Bart

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
11 Feb 2017 7:36PM
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If you gonna sail tomoz we will have to go early. Forecast says it's gonna die late morning.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
12 Feb 2017 9:59AM
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Heading out now, well I'm rigging first. On the water in 15.
Mate you guys still around? I'll be sailing from Bower Rs west busso.
Cone find me or go from yacht club. There's grass there, left side of car park and toilets shower is on right side of car park.
Cheers Dave

Bart1
WA, 55 posts
12 Feb 2017 7:46PM
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Hope ya had a good sail Dave, will be in touch soon.
I am sure I seen you a few weeks back around Bower Rd. I am a lawn mowing contractor and was mowing lawns there when I seen you walking back with your gear. I thought to myself you lucky basted. I went looking for you when I finished but you were no where to be seen.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
13 Feb 2017 1:24PM
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I thought the same about you too, 'lucky bastard has a real cool mower!"

yep give me a call 0413017871

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
13 Feb 2017 1:25PM
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I was on big kit and had a great sail. First time on it and sore as!

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
17 Feb 2017 2:24PM
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Bart, Tuesday morning sail? if it comes in /stays in and I don't get called into work

Bart1
WA, 55 posts
19 Feb 2017 5:40PM
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Bart, Tuesday morning sail? if it comes in /stays in and I don't get called into work


If its raining I wont be working so I am in! Will just have to keep an eye on the weather

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
19 Feb 2017 9:44PM
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Bart1 said..

BSN101 said..
Bart, Tuesday morning sail? if it comes in /stays in and I don't get called into work



If its raining I wont be working so I am in! Will just have to keep an eye on the weather


Bart what kit do you sail on?

im on JP slalom & NP hellcats or race sail.

Tell me me where you're ment to be mowing on Tuesday and I'll sneak over and turn the sprinklers on. Not rain but wet just the same.

Dave



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