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 Post subject: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:50 pm 
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Going to be moving to Sydney on a working holiday visa for about a year. I plan on kiting while im there but don't want to be lugging around my board as I will likely be transient. I planned on packing my 14m and then buying a board once im there/know where I will be staying. My question is will I get much use out of a 14m in this area? Also kite is brand new so i can pack it tight enough into my checked luggage for the flight. Has anyone run into any problems with this?


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:00 pm 
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Use my 17m all the time in Sydney.. Theres lots of light days in Sydney thst a big kite and board will get you out when everyones still on the beach.. Normal seabreezes are around 20knots so pack for those too as they are 3 or 4 days a week over summer


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Awesome :thumb: The idea of kiting 3-4 days a week gets my blood pumping as it's usually once every few weeks where im at now :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:51 pm 
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celly wrote:
Awesome :thumb: The idea of kiting 3-4 days a week gets my blood pumping as it's usually once every few weeks where im at now :D :D



3 to 4 days a week! Man that's a really crappy season here.... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:39 am 
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celly wrote:
Awesome :thumb: The idea of kiting 3-4 days a week gets my blood pumping as it's usually once every few weeks where im at now :D :D


Unless you want to spend an hour in traffic 3- 4 days a week you will now need to research the best place to live and work.
A car will be needed to maximise you weekday kiting time :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:25 pm 
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yeeess, trying to live in manly to surf and needing to kite botany bay for enough wind is enough to send anyone completely insane due to traffic. into kiting - live south i reckon...


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:49 pm 
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Sydney is a pretty good place to kite. Winds are ok in summer, but mostly offshore in winter, so you need to be creative with beach selection in the winter. I live on the northern beaches, love it, but the best winds are south Sydney, such as Botany Bay, which also benefits from flat'ish water. I just keep an extra large kite to save the 1 hr drive south. Water is warm year round, 18-24C.


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:09 pm 
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My mother lives 5 minutes walk from Botany Bay... I should really get around to visiting her...


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 pm 
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Good to know! I'm liking the looks of the Cronulla area.... Anyone from around there?


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 Post subject: Re: Sydney Australia Wind Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:57 pm 
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Cronulla is great for waves when it's on, check out Wanda beach area. Other than that i found botany bay was the only option other than Dee Why on the rare occasion. I lived in Sydney for two years and gotta say its not great for wind, rarely used 10m or less but for a city + sun + kitesurfing destination there's worse....


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