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Owens_for_life 16th September 2006 04:32 PM

Windsurfing in Melbourne, AUS
 
I am new to melbourne and was wondering where the best spots are? I dont do wave surfing so flat water is best. I have been told Sandringham, Brighton and Mentone but a bit more detail would be great. Thanks

Kato 16th September 2006 06:41 PM

RE: Windsurfing in Melbourne, AUS
 
Owen all thoses places are good but the prime spot is about 2.5 hrs south at Sandy point if flat water is your thing.Works on s/w and e winds.Elwood and middle park are good for that summer sea breeze.
Hope this helps

Windman 19th September 2006 04:35 AM

RE: Windsurfing in Melbourne, AUS
 
Good morning, Owen,

You may care to try the following:

Elwood and Middle Park, if you are close to the City. Sorry, I don't sail at either, so cannot give advice about what works and what doesn't. You might go to Repeat Performance in Elwood, where the guys can give you lots of excellent advice.

Further down the Bay:

Dendy Street, Brighton: works on a SW

Green Point, Brighton, N through to W

Hampton Beach, Hampton, Southerly (haven't sailed here but seen others do it)

Sandringham is not favoured, except by learners.

If you are in the area, stop by Sailboard Headquarters in Sandringham for some advice

Rickett's Point North, Beaumaris, (to the right of the Tea House): SW, but be careful of the reef at low tide.

Rickett's Point South, (to the left of the Tea House): W through to SE (best is SE and it gets mighty crowded). Watch the reef at low tide.

Mentone beach, Mentone, W through to SE.

At both Rickett's Point South and Mentone, respect the swimmers otherwise the Lifesavers can get aggressive.

Parkdale Beach, Parkdale Yacht Club, W through to SE

Gnotuk Ave, Aspendale, NW to SW

All of these beaches have their own little communities and can offer sound advice on what to do/not to do.

Sandy Point is a dead flat-water venue where speed is the go. It can be off-putting if you drive for 2 hours and then find there's no wind.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Windman

MikeyS 22nd September 2006 10:40 AM

RE: Windsurfing in Melbourne, AUS
 
Owen, Elwood works with a westerly through to southerly, which are the prevailing directions and Middle Park works with a SW or southerly. And I agree with everything Windman has said. Go to Green Point, Brighton in a northerly. Cheers


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