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  Is Sandy Point any good in a South Easterly?
9/6/2006Ed Seymour

Frustrated by WindGuru's initial forecasts for a decent SW at Sandy Point last Sunday and today which subsequently evaporated, I'd be interested in anyone's view on whether it is worth the trek down from Melbourne on Saturday if the forecasted 25+knots SE eventuates...
9/6/2006Andrew Daff

Hi Ed, You're not the only one who has been watching the forecasts. :-)

A SE can be fun on a quite low tide in the 'Easterly' bank but I have not had any really good speed sessions on it for a long time. It is actually a pretty rare wind direction when combined with strong winds, but I remember years ago getting great jumps off the pressure waves in the channel directly adjacent to the car park when the tide was in full flood, or was that full ebb...

On another strong SE occaision pre GPS, AMac and I had some good speed runs side by side from the Yanakie end towards the car park. It is a bit choppy and there are a couple of VERY shallow and invisable bits that can bring you unstuck in a BIG way if you don't know exactly where they are.

If the wind ends up ESE it can be very good for speed (again, as long as the tide is quite low) running the long sand bar opposite the car park on Starboard tack at a pretty good angle.

Tides for this weekend are against us a bit. The lows are around 8am Saturday and 9am Sunday. Have to be an early bird I'm afraid.
9/6/2006Ed Seymour

Thanks Andrew. I shall see how things pan out on WindGuru as the week progresses. Getting up early shouldn't be much of a problem as my darling 5 week old daughter likes her first feed of the day around 4.00am!

9/7/2006Craig Hollins

Hi Ed have a think about Inverloch if the wind goes sse.The tide will be high allowing for 4 km runs up the inlet and its not too choppy. Craig
   
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