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Geraldton Airport/Corros weather station question

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Created by Relapse 4 months ago, 13 May 2018
Relapse
VIC, 249 posts
13 May 2018 10:04PM
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How close are the Geraldton airport wind observations to what is actually going on in Corros? Thinking of a trip over if its blowing there in late November and wouldn't mind keeping an eye on the wind.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3339 posts
14 May 2018 1:34PM
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This ones probably better.
www.midwestports.com.au/profiles/midwestports/custom/seaview/

Guarantee it will be winder than Vic at that time of year. If not go to shark bay and get your hair blown back.

kodyn
WA, 64 posts
14 May 2018 3:27PM
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The wind reading at the airport is several Kms inland and the reading from the port is several Kms offshore. Sometimes Coros is more like the airport, other times it's more like the port but I find it's mainly roughly in the middle. It all depends on the weather pattern and how strong the highs and troughs are.

Relapse
VIC, 249 posts
16 May 2018 4:12PM
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Good to know, will keep an eye on things closer to the date.

mathew
VIC, 1640 posts
17 May 2018 9:51AM
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Just a comment on travelling to WA....As someone from VIC that has done the WA tripquite a few times now - and this coming year too ! - it is always an awesome trip... you wont regret it.

Importantly, the longer you can stay, the better off you will be. Obviously that can be said for any windsurfing trip, but you can live cheap while in WA - thus allowing you to stay longer. If you can drive across, it is worth it - you can bring your camping gear and stay at Coro's beach for a month (@ $8 per person per night) or stay at the other local places.

Coro's does *occasionally* trough out... in which case, if you do have your own vehicle, then you can either drive north to some of the best Coral reef you will ever see, or head south. You dont need a 4WD to get to almost any of the sailing spots.

As for wind/gear - the local sailors dont usually have gear bigger than 5.5m ... that should give you an idea of the size gear to bring (either flying or driving). I was blown out on a 3.7m a few times this summer, with 4.2m being used about 80% of the time (@ 70kg).

.... and as mentioned, you can go to Shark Bay for some plain old flat-water blasting.

Relapse
VIC, 249 posts
17 May 2018 1:03PM
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Thanks Mathew,

I went up to Gnarloo last October but managed to squeeze in an hour of power at Corros which I really enjoyed so keen to go back for more.

Will come over based on forecast so hoping to avoid getting skunked.



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