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How far north?

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Created by horey69 A week ago, 25 Jun 2020
horey69
QLD, 346 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:10AM
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Looking for a winter escape, I'm in Brisbane how far north do you need to go to get some wing over the next two months.
TIA
Grant

Gilly3
QLD, 751 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:51AM
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Crocktown

Give bretto a call from windswell - 0427 498 042

He is based in Port Douglas....

listery
QLD, 52 posts
25 Jun 2020 10:43AM
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Here's a spot north of Yorkeys Knob. We call it Cauncys Knob because nobody wants to ride there


Tractorguy
QLD, 541 posts
25 Jun 2020 3:10PM
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Mackay north, Alva has been a bit hit and miss this month, June is usually a bit weird with lots of south in the wind. Soon as the days get longer again it improves. July August can be good.

airsail
QLD, 433 posts
25 Jun 2020 5:32PM
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North Queens this weekend will be good

LeighMajor
NSW, 381 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:02PM
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Tractorguy said..
Mackay north, Alva has been a bit hit and miss this month, June is usually a bit weird with lots of south in the wind. Soon as the days get longer again it improves. July August can be good.



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airsail said..
North Queens this weekend will be good

Hey Horey Alva has been our go to place for the last few years.
Mainly twin tip .Not really foiling area.

Gateman
QLD, 350 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:26PM
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horey69 said..
Looking for a winter escape, I'm in Brisbane how far north do you need to go to get some wing over the next two months.
TIA
Grant


Adventure Sports in Noosa are doing a progression trip to Port Douglas beginning August. I had an awesome trip with them last year, give Fiona a call for prices.

Hardcarve1
QLD, 504 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:38PM
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Cooktown north. Kite surfari will be open soon and it's chalk and cheese different in wind strength to Port Douglas.

Hybrid_Z
378 posts
25 Jun 2020 6:35PM
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Yeah if you're gonna bother going north go all the way north, it'll be worth it for the extra time you get on the water. Port Douglas is garbage compared to cooktown, go to kite surfari.

cauncy
WA, 7909 posts
25 Jun 2020 9:30PM
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The world's flat keep going you won't fall off

LeighMajor
NSW, 381 posts
1 Jul 2020 3:55PM
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Hey Horey could foil in this spot at Alva or ocean side of sandbank.
Or you know that song North to Alaska.

FormulaNova
NSW, 11093 posts
1 Jul 2020 5:08PM
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Hardcarve1 said..
Cooktown north. Kite surfari will be open soon and it's chalk and cheese different in wind strength to Port Douglas.


I've got to agree with this. I went from spending a few weeks at kitesurfari and then a few weeks in Port Douglas and it was like you were on a different planet for wind strength.

Kitesurfari was 6m to 9m weather for me and Port Douglas was 17m.

Phoney
NSW, 468 posts
1 Jul 2020 10:55PM
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I went from spending a few weeks at kitesurfari



At $2,550 - $2,900 a week, what did a few weeks set you back?

FormulaNova
NSW, 11093 posts
Thursday , 2 Jul 2020 11:22AM
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Phoney said..


FormulaNova said..



I went from spending a few weeks at kitesurfari



At $2,550 - $2,900 a week, what did a few weeks set you back?


Actually, that's a good point. It was probably only one week at KS and then a week and a half at Port Douglas. I have been up there twice so I am probably linking it all together.

I did the self-drive/self-cater option and it wasn't too bad, but I can't remember what I paid.

Alysum
NSW, 495 posts
Thursday , 2 Jul 2020 1:07PM
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Also interested in a solo drive up to the top north QLD. Is there plenty of affodable-ish accomodation ? Cooktown the target town ?

listery
QLD, 52 posts
Thursday , 2 Jul 2020 7:28PM
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Alysum said..
Also interested in a solo drive up to the top north QLD. Is there plenty of affodable-ish accomodation ? Cooktown the target town ?


The green grassy motel at Archer Point is a freebie. Eddie's Camp $10



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