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wa kite novemeber

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Created by FoS 30 days ago, 9 Nov 2019
FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
9 Nov 2019 8:16AM
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hey all,
here for my 2nd try at WA.
Last time I bought pole gear and kites, but enjoyed kiting so much I sold my poley gear.

This year I've got 3 weeks and a camper.
Looking to hit Exmouth, didn't get there last time.

Was planning on the midwest KiteFest, but that's off so I have no restrictions from today till 29 nov
Ive got my foil and OC Mako

Hoping to dial in the Foil int he mornings and some average surf in the arvos

Todays forecast says I should head south when I get to perth and setup at bunbury or margs.

What thoughts, whos around, where should I go ??
Help this Tasmanian whos coming out of the cold.

timmybuddhadude
WA, 496 posts
9 Nov 2019 7:37AM
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All fkd# up here (coral bay exm etc) but at least we know apparently we have 4days of lowish-wind SW..chap on a 16s been going out every day
Looks like u need to go somewhere u can kite on an east..goodluck

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
9 Nov 2019 10:50AM
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timmybuddhadude said..
All fkd# up here (coral bay exm etc) but at least we know apparently we have 4days of lowish-wind SW..chap on a 16s been going out every day
Looks like u need to go somewhere u can kite on an east..goodluck


Yeah forecasts looking poor this week. I've got 3 so I've got fingers crossed

timmybuddhadude
WA, 496 posts
9 Nov 2019 9:44AM
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Well if its going to stay like that down there..plus the fact u prob need a wetsuit i would skip all that and go straight up..even sh bay u can do both..??
from where i am gently swaying on my hammock right now i have felt a lovely 'SW' for the last two hrs
....or just squabble round the pond or pt walter or do augusta and get 'lofted'
...or go out to an island..

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
9 Nov 2019 12:53PM
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I won't need a wet suit last week i could see snow and only in a 4mm.
But will head north.

Might go and see cauncy at the cafe for the first night. Wont leave perth till around 2 by the time i get the rental

Sauce
WA, 195 posts
9 Nov 2019 4:02PM
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FoS said..
I won't need a wet suit last week i could see snow and only in a 4mm.
But will head north.

Might go and see cauncy at the cafe for the first night. Wont leave perth till around 2 by the time i get the rental


There are still a fair whack of people that are heading up to Dongara for the Windfest dates, so its not a total loss if you head up there at that time. There will be more crew to do down winders and drink piss with.

head up north, lano, wedge, hangover bay, dongara, corro's, shark bay, exmouth.. its all there for ya!

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
9 Nov 2019 8:34PM
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Made Cervantes, thus looks good, maybe 2 nights here on the way up the coast.

I really enjoyed Corros last time

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
10 Nov 2019 2:23PM
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Which caravan park in dongra?

Sauce
WA, 195 posts
10 Nov 2019 8:02PM
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I think dongara tourist park

It's closest to south beach - it's in port Denison, 3km drive through down to dongara town centre

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
11 Nov 2019 6:57AM
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Stayed at 7 mile, and a bundy with mick before bed. Still haven't pumped a kite up yet.

Forecast looks like coros maybe this arvo

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
12 Nov 2019 6:37PM
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I think dongara tourist park

It's closest to south beach - it's in port Denison, 3km drive through down to dongara town centre


At the dongra tourist park.
Mick's name fixes everything.

Not only am i site 69 but also water views


FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
12 Nov 2019 8:45PM
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Looks like Central coast is going to stay off shore tomorrow.
Might make a lazy start on the trip to Exmouth or shark bay.
Any recommendations?

Simsurf
WA, 215 posts
13 Nov 2019 11:08AM
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Sauce said..
I think dongara tourist park

It's closest to south beach - it's in port Denison, 3km drive through down to dongara town centre



At the dongra tourist park.
Mick's name fixes everything.

Not only am i site 69 but also water views



I stayed on that exact some site once. Set up mid morning in calm conditions and was 30kn by 3;00pm. Literally blew everything flat
Packed up and moved to one of the sites closer to the wall towards the left of this picture (67 I think). Still windy as F@#k but not direct hit. Got the same site booked for next weekend.
Lesson learnt. Site 69 is no fun when its windy.....same goes for the other 69...

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
13 Nov 2019 11:51AM
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FoS said..
Looks like Central coast is going to stay off shore tomorrow.
Might make a lazy start on the trip to Exmouth or shark bay.
Any recommendations?


Chat with Tom at exmouth surf centre's shark bay being a pinnacle is ok in easterly as well as usual swester' plenty of spots to check out'

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
13 Nov 2019 11:55AM
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Nothing at shark bay or exmouth until the 18th' winds back on the 17th here's
In 13 year's it's been the worst start to a season I've know' but looks solid from the 17th

timmybuddhadude
WA, 496 posts
13 Nov 2019 1:06PM
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As cauncy said
Been pretty amazing up here in 'nIngaloo...four days of it some on a 6 2.5m too and 200m long..
Two days off (but could prob still use an 11) -then its all back anyway..
You'll be fine

Another french chap who just learnt rescue around pinnaroo has had am amazing week at sandy bay getting hia stuff sorted..

And apparently the genius funny# frenchman i love to bits ???? Upwinded from s bay to yardie creek 8km (?) last week on his 16..how funnys that?, Nice 1 H Super big thumbs up

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
13 Nov 2019 6:39PM
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in the caravan park in Denham tonight and tomorrow.
then i reckon i'll head north to see exmouth
i'll drop in ans see Tom when i get there

any kite buds around for shark bay tomorrow?

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
13 Nov 2019 7:47PM
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Just to salt the shark bay wound. Mick just texted to say dongra is going off, where am I

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
14 Nov 2019 5:10AM
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Relax while you can' forcasts looking goood next week

ExSurfCentre
WA, 412 posts
14 Nov 2019 6:26AM
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Its true that the wind has not been at its usual November craziness up here in Exmouth, but no wind up here generally means 12 meter weather and some awesome sessions cruising in flat water.or clean surf, I've personally enjoyed the reprieve from the 30knot norms that come in 'Blowvember' the reality is that everyone talks up the '30knot' days but heaps of crew end up sitting them out, gusty, choppy water and a sand blasting on the beach with any waves blown to pieces....

Head on up, today looks like a good day for driving, from tomorrow onwards you will kite everyday if you pick the right spots.

Pop in and say hi when you arrive and I can telly you the spots to check out. The wind can vary so much spot to spot, I've had guys come into the shop depressed after spending a week sitting at Sandy Bay with no wind when further North we've had 20knots plus ????

See you up here,

Tom

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
14 Nov 2019 8:38AM
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thanks Tom,

I'm on a rest day today - been doing to many K's, but will head out early Friday and be there for the weekend (and maybe the week)

Sauce
WA, 195 posts
14 Nov 2019 8:24AM
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FoS said..
thanks Tom,

I'm on a rest day today - been doing to many K's, but will head out early Friday and be there for the weekend (and maybe the week)


Plenty to see around Denham anyway. If there is no wind, head to the tourist thingo and grab one of the guides. They are pretty well put together. I ended up at the perron homestead and bit spring thing. Didn't know it existed.... then went kiting but it was nuking that day.

Search, "shark bay kitesurfing" in Facebook.. and touch base with them..

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
14 Nov 2019 7:31PM
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Thanks I did that and they agreed not much today.
I did kite little lagoon , but more to say I'd done it.
Exmouth tomorrow should get there for a late session depending how early I start.
Then I reckon exmouth till Wednesday or Thursday, and back to see Mick for the last weekend.
After that I might checkout the Perth spots, and say high to kitebud

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
16 Nov 2019 8:51PM
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So I met Tom today, nice little shop shame about the park around it being shut.

Had a couple of little sessions but definitely need to learn the spots ??

Here's for a better day tomorrow.

LuigiKiter
WA, 202 posts
17 Nov 2019 7:24AM
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So I met Tom today, nice little shop shame about the park around it being shut.

Had a couple of little sessions but definitely need to learn the spots ??

Here's for a better day tomorrow.


Are they shutting down the caravan park?

Sauce
WA, 195 posts
17 Nov 2019 2:28PM
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LuigiKiter said..

FoS said..
So I met Tom today, nice little shop shame about the park around it being shut.

Had a couple of little sessions but definitely need to learn the spots ??

Here's for a better day tomorrow.



Are they shutting down the caravan park?


Minderoo (Andrew Forrest's wife's "charity") bought it with the intention to develop.

Hope they can deliver something up there but closing the park was a shame.

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
17 Nov 2019 7:28PM
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I get the impression it's for redevelopment but what that looks like I have no idea.

Sandy bay was fun until lunch, then I went hunting waves.
Anyways

Back to Corros tomorrow(Mon) for a couple of days. Then I reckon dongra van park overlooking south Beach again.

FoS
TAS, 1652 posts
21 Nov 2019 7:13PM
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Ok so Corros yesty was great. 2 sessions and wind going begging. Down the line etc. I don't think I can talk Corros up enough. Great inside flat, heading out to multiple breaks, great.
Options for staying include the toilets supplied at Corros camp site, greenies has toilets, showers, cooking facilities, water and washing machine, or sunset caravan Park in Hero for all the usual park faciltilities.

South Beach dongra today, some great kickers on the way out to get air, and some little wave riding back into the beach.arayong at the sth beach van park. Great location.

On a side note hurt, may go a bit quiet tomorrow, twinge in my back, think I got some chop wrong, anyways an early night might help it.

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
22 Nov 2019 10:34AM
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FoS said..
Ok so Corros yesty was great. 2 sessions and wind going begging. Down the line etc. I don't think I can talk Corros up enough. Great inside flat, heading out to multiple breaks, great.
Options for staying include the toilets supplied at Corros camp site, greenies has toilets, showers, cooking facilities, water and washing machine, or sunset caravan Park in Hero for all the usual park faciltilities.

South Beach dongra today, some great kickers on the way out to get air, and some little wave riding back into the beach.arayong at the sth beach van park. Great location.

On a side note hurt, may go a bit quiet tomorrow, twinge in my back, think I got some chop wrong, anyways an early night might help it.


Mate can fix you up with the best massage you've ever had' not by me and no happy endings ' want her number? She's a miracle worker

Nathe
WA, 393 posts
22 Nov 2019 1:42PM
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cauncy said..

FoS said..
Ok so Corros yesty was great. 2 sessions and wind going begging. Down the line etc. I don't think I can talk Corros up enough. Great inside flat, heading out to multiple breaks, great.
Options for staying include the toilets supplied at Corros camp site, greenies has toilets, showers, cooking facilities, water and washing machine, or sunset caravan Park in Hero for all the usual park faciltilities.

South Beach dongra today, some great kickers on the way out to get air, and some little wave riding back into the beach.arayong at the sth beach van park. Great location.

On a side note hurt, may go a bit quiet tomorrow, twinge in my back, think I got some chop wrong, anyways an early night might help it.



Mate can fix you up with the best massage you've ever had' not by me and no happy endings ' want her number? She's a miracle worker


She any good with sprained ankles? I hammered mine yesterday in front of your cafe and hobbling around today

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
22 Nov 2019 1:49PM
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Possibly' she always fixes my back up' I've got some ankle supports in my car as we speak if you wanna scrounge one



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