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Weather in Melbourne Australia next week

Postby Slyde » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:22 am

Gidday Ozzies,
whats the weather in Melbourne next week, coming over for a few days and have room for 1 kite and board. Should I bring a 16 or a 12?
TIA
Slyde

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Postby Kitegrom » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:33 am

mmm you picked the wrong season...but whatever heres my verdict

The last 2 weeks have seen about 3 kitable days. No more seabreezes since summer so we have to rely on fronts coming off the southern ocean. This weekend is going to be a solid 20-25 knots, monday 15-20, and thereafter who knows?

My guess is...A smaller kite could handle the fronts better, but the bigger might handle the 10 - 15 knot days of calm....mmmm

mmm i have a 12, so i reckon the 12 coz you will have a better chance handling the fronts.

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Postby Kitegrom » Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:38 am

actually just check this out

http://www.rpstheboardstore.com/weather.htm

Sooo good.

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Postby Nickdow » Tue May 18, 2004 1:14 am

don't be a pussy and listen to kitegrom he is a soft cock on his 12 he gets overpowered on it in a bugs fart

take ya 16!

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Postby Crack » Tue May 18, 2004 1:39 am

Agreed, take your 16!

I have 17 & 12 (90kgs) and I haven't used my 12 for 4 weeks. Better to be a little overpowered and get on the water than not be able to get up at all!!

Unless you're 50kgs??????

Crack

ps: if a strong front comes through on the days you're here and you have your 16 - I'M SORRY!!!!

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Postby GregW » Tue May 18, 2004 3:24 am

I kited on Saturday (N 15 knots), Sunday (N 18 knots) and Monday (super gusty N 12-25 knots).

I used a Boom Prion 12 foil which is about equivalent to a 16-18m LEI but with heaps of top end depower.

The winds are very unreliable at this time of year. N-NW are nice but can be very gusty. N is cross to slightly offshore at most beaches on the east side of the bay. Cross from the N usually pases over headlands and buildings so on the beach you get -15 knots but out 100 metres you get 15-20+. You can't gauge the wind strength from the white caps or waves. There are vistually none in N winds. If there are white caps it is 25+ knots.

S-SW usually come with storms.

I would use your 16 LEI and be ready to work hard in the lulls and edge hard in the gusts. Do not hang around on the beach too long. The gusts will get you.

Greg

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Postby sinbad » Tue May 18, 2004 3:27 am

Much better idea chuck some clothes out of your suitcase and bring both kites. If your on the water with your kite you won't need clothes anyway.
But bring your wettie its cold here at the moment.

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Postby Slyde » Wed May 19, 2004 12:08 pm

Thanks anyway but there was no wind when I was there. Even a 20 wouldnt have been enough. The gear sat in its bag for a week. Next time I'm gonna come in summertime.
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