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Desperation to Windsurf

Unread postby dave d » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:53 am

In a moment of madness decided to try Ladyburn Lake at Druridge Bay yesterday, with a northerly wind thought it might be okay ... it wasn't . Planed for about 10 seconds then struggled back with a ton of weed attached to the fin , gave up.
It is quite dangerous with thick weed about a foot below the surface which you can't see ....if anyone is considering open water swimming beware.

Question ... where in the NE can you sail in a northerly / north easterly wind ? ( the sea was way too rough )

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Re: Desperation to Windsurf

Unread postby GlennB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:08 pm

Hi Dave Don't know your level or location but Seaburn or Amble at low to mid tide are both sailable in Northerlies or noreasterly. Seaburn has a reef on the left launch in the flat water behind it with swell at the edge of the reef and shorebreak down wind, nice waves. russ and steve were out on Monday 112 and 130 litres and 6.5 and 7 metre sails. Similar set up at Amble, wind funnels between coquet but has a bigger shorebreak High tide Budle bay is your best option.Steve Boyd will have better info and more options.
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Re: Desperation to Windsurf

Unread postby Steve Boyd » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:16 pm

Wot he said
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