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Australia in winter?

Postby jever98 » Sat May 21, 2005 11:07 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to plan a trip for July in the southern hemisphere, most likely going to Australia for logistical reasons. After looking around, I am unsure whether I can expect to find any wind in Oz in the winter, may be around PErth or somewhere on the west coast?

If someone has other good advice for spots in that general area of the world at that time, I would also be grateful...

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Postby dooooood » Sat May 21, 2005 11:32 pm

austalia have girls girls girls dont worry about wind :thumb:

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Postby Trant » Sun May 22, 2005 2:43 am

July can be good at the Whitsundays, or anywhere up north in Queensland. West Australia is probably good up near Exmouth way. Basically, stay north for wind in Austalian winters.

Fiji might also be the place for you if you're considering somewhere (relatively) nearby.

Try this question at http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums for the local opinions.

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Postby perthkiter » Sun May 22, 2005 2:46 pm

fly into perth, pickup a britz camper van, drive about 10 hours north, sit on empty beaches with plenty of swell and 20 knots by 11am :)

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Postby lesbian horse » Sun May 22, 2005 2:48 pm

perthkiter wrote:fly into perth, pickup a britz camper van, drive about 10 hours north, sit on empty beaches with plenty of swell and 20 knots by 11am :)
sounds good in theory, in practice it doesn't work.

Anywhere In WA won't have consistent wind mid winter. Your better off not bringing gear and not wasting whole days sitting at the beach waiting for wind.

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Postby jever98 » Sun May 22, 2005 5:38 pm

Thanks for the replies everybody.

@Toby: yeah, thanks, did check kitebeaches, but got some contradicting advice from somewhere else, so wasn't sure.

Hhhmm, still not entirely sure what to do. Advice is kind of 50/50. Regarding Fiji, it's just a bit too far (I'm flying out of Africa), so probably West Oz in the end...

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Postby Ozgrom » Mon May 23, 2005 2:45 am

Cairns up in NE australia gets consistent trade winds in winter

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Postby wdric » Tue May 24, 2005 12:57 pm

Never been there, but look at it all the time, I think it would be hard to beat North QLD this time of year.

Check out the archives at windguru for the last 2 years.

http://www.windguru.cz/int/historie.php ... &model=gfs

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Postby CORTION » Wed May 25, 2005 1:37 am

DONT COME TO PERTH, IT IS FULL OF DEPRESSED KITERS WAITING FOR WIND AND ON THE EDGE OF BREAKDOWN.....
COME ON WIND F YA.


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