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chipny



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: windsurf australia..when and where Reply with quote

i have the possiblity of going there late this summer, early fall.
when is their season, do they sail any where near melbourne and sydney?
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windwardpartners



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While also visiting family in Sydney, I ran across local sailors on Botany Bay in/around Brighton le-Sands district. Good conversation but no shops/rentals in area.

Another good local spot is in Kurnell (just outside Sydney), on the Bonna Point Reserve. Again, no shops/rental in area. Look for WS gear in parking lot, and sailors/kiters on the water in this Google Map link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=34.00.26.49S,151.11.34.15E&mrt=all&sll=-34.002649,151.113415&sspn=0.007187,0.009656&g=34.002649S,151.113415E&ie=UTF8&ll=-34.007375,151.194556&spn=0.007186,0.009656&t=h&z=17

Lastly, I posted inquiry on forum at http://www.seabreeze.com.au/, and was directed to shop and rentals in Collaroy (just north of Sydney). Good folks there, and on the forum.

http://www.windsurfnsnow.com.au/

Contact Us:
phone: (02) 9971 0999
info@windsurfnsnow.com.au
Store Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00-17:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 10:00-16:00
Public Holidays closed
Location:
17-18 Anzac Ave.
Collaroy, NSW, 2097
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our summer in North America is their winter in Australia. Our Fall is their Spring, so the later you go in your described Late Summer/Early Fall travel window, the closer you get to their Early Spring when the windsurfers begin runnin' wild.

As you do your research, also keep your eye on the live wind speeds:

iWindsurf Australia:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=1328&is_beta=true

Hundreds of forecast flags mark popular windsurf/kite spots. There are many, in all stretches of coastline. Indeed Syndney's Botany Bay is a key spot. Here's the New South Wales_Central Coast wind map:

http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=1823&is_beta=true

And Melbourne's iWindsurf map is marked with forecast red flags. These spots are all sailed:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=1816&is_beta=true

However, if you get a chance to tarry at bit, the most famous state for strong wind in the Spring (ie: October/November...) would be Western Australia:

http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=1329&is_beta=true

Margaret River, at the far SW tip of the island continent nation, cathes heaps of wind:

http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=2291&is_beta=true
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mr_hyphen



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Australia and New Zealand - Windsurf Resorts? Reply with quote

A bit of time has passed since this thread was active. Has anyone found a Windsurfing resort location in Australia or New Zealand? Some where that has rental gear and accomodation at a good sailing spot. I will be there in December for most of the month and would like spend some time windsurfing.

Dave
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave,
YES, you can hire windsurf kit and sail it right from the beach at BALMORAL windsurfing school & hire. They have wetsuits, changing room, shower. All you need to do is show up! Contact info:

Phone: 02 9960 5344
Info@sailingschool.com.au
http://www.sailingschool.com.au/

While you are there check out iWindsurf's alternative website, WindAlert.com -- good coverage for Sydney. Here's a profile that covers Syndey Harbour:
http://windalert.com/en-us/Favorites/ViewFavorites.aspx?pid=121226

BALMORAL WINDSURF -- LOCATION:
In Balmoral Sailing Club
The Esplanade
On Balmoral Beach Sydney Australia

MAILING ADDRESS:
Balmoral Sailing School
5 Coles Rd
Harbord NSW 2096, Australia

Here's what the Balmoral windsurfing school & hire have to say for themselves:

We provide private hire Sydney Harbour & tuition and lessons on Sydney Harbour, sailing on Sydney Harbour, windsurfing on Sydney Harbour, kayaking on Sydney Harbour, and paddle surfing Sydney Harbour. We specialise in providing tuition and lesson for kids on Sydney Harbour, and have school holiday programs on Sydney Harbour. We accommodate school groups and large groups who all want to improve and learn how to sail, windsurf, kayak or paddle surf.On Sydney Harbour, Australia.

We also provide hire and rental of equipment for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle surfing. We are located right on Balmoral Beach on Sydney Harbour, the perfect place for improving your skills in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle surfing.

Balmoral beach is located on Sydney ís lower north shore just a ten minute drive from the city of Sydney. Balmoral is Sydneys harbourís premiere beach and an ideal spot to catch the prevailing north-easterly sea breezes. The sheltered bay means that it is one of the safest and easiest places to learn to sail or hire rent, kayak and windsurf,paddle surf while further out back in our sailing area increased wind is perfect for more advanced sailors.

For an alternative, as mentioned above in this thread, you could also check out:

windsurfnsnow, north of Sydney:
http://www.windsurfnsnow.com.au/
phone: (02) 9971 0999
info@windsurfnsnow.com.au


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mr_hyphen



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing in Australia and NZ Reply with quote

Thanks. How about Auckland area?

Dave
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing in Auckland, New Zealand Reply with quote

new country...new thread! See:

https://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=135987
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