Australian Windsurfing

New South Wales Beaches

Sydney Metropolitan Area
Rodd Point Iron Cove | Botany Bay | Sans Souci | Kyeemagh | La Perouse | Kurnell | Wanda | Port Hacking

New South Wales - North Coast
Grahamstown Dam | Nelson's Bay/Corlette | Myall Lakes

New South Wales - South Coast
Lake Illawarra | Sandon Point | Peggies | East Corrimal Beach | Towradgi Beach | North Wollongong Beach | Windang Beach | Gerroa | Shoalhaven Heads Beach

New South Wales - Far South
Merimbula | Merimbula Lake | Back Beach | Merimbula Bar Beach | North of Merimbula | Wallagoota Lake | Tathra | Eden - Twofold Bay | Mallacoota

New South Wales - Lake Macquarie /Newcastle/Mid-North Coast
Valentine | Marmong Point Sailing Club | Marmong Point Marina | Coal Point

Windsurfing Beaches in Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin | Posers Point Yarralumla | Lake Tuggeranong | Lake George

Sydney

RODD POINT / IRON COVE / DOBROYD A.C.
10kms or 20 minutes drive west from CBD of Sydney this area is suitable for sailboarding in all winds. Long board racing on Wednesday (handicap start twilight) and Saturday's (Scratch boat start) at Dobroyd Aquatic Club.
Contact: Greg MacInnes (windsurfing captain).
windsurfer@dobroydsailing.org


Slalom sailing OK in all winds. Best winds nor'easterly and southerly. Access to Sydney Harbour, Parramatta River, Lane Cover River for longboards via Birkenhead and Cockatoo Island. Good grassed rigging area and large carpark (free). Ideal, safe training venue

BOTANY BAY
Approx. 15km or 30 minutes drive from the CBD of Sydney. The airport runway protrudes into the Bay. You can sail virtually anywhere around Botany Bay as there are lots of car parks around this huge Bay with very easy access at most locations and sandy beaches to launch from. This is probably the best location for both longboard and slalom sailing in the Sydney Metropolitan area.

Contact:
Barracouta Sails (02)9525 7626
Longreef Sailboards (02)9599 2814

SANS SOUCI (Southern side of Botany Bay)
An excellent place to sail in nor'east and southerly breezes. A run out tide in a nor'east breeze produces some great waves for bump and jump. In a southerly head around to near the St George Sailing Club in Riverside Drive for good flat water sailing. Westerly breezes funnel under the bridge near the Club making them even gustier than usual but they can still be good fun. The Sailing Club has a strong F42 fleet racing every Saturday during summer. There are some great small bays for lean to sail with grassy rigging areas and sandy beaches to launch from.
St George Sailing Club Sailboard Division

Contact: Keith Single (02) 9528 6258

KYEEMAGH (North western side of Botany Bay)
An excellent place to sail in nor'east and southerly breezes. This is one of the most popular spots for slalom on the Bay and is right beside the Airport runway. Also has great spectator viewing area overlooking the sailing. Grass rigging area and sandy beach for launching but the carpark can be full on weekends.

LA PEROUSE & KURNELL
(Eastern side and entrance to Botany Bay)
These spots are on the northern and southern entrances to Botany Bay respectively and are excellent spots to sail in ALL breezes for both long and short boards. Although these spots are only 5 minutes apart in 15 knots it will take you 1 hour to drive between the two locations. La Perouse is off shore in a nor'east breeze and Kurnell is off shore in a southerly breeze so beginners should be wary. It is also well known that the Nor'east breeze is generally up to 5 knots stronger at both of these locations than it is near the runway.

WANDA
Approximately 25km south from the CBD of Sydney near Cronulla and only 10 minutes drive from Kurnell. (You pass Wanda on your way out to Kurnell) This is an excellent Wavesailing location which works well in nor'east breezes. Rig on the grass adjacent to the car park & carry your gear to the beach via the walkway. This is a popular swimming spot so can be crowded in summer but expect the nor'easter to chase away some of the crowd.
Contact: Barracouta Sails (02) 9525 7626

PORT HACKING
Looking south from Wanda you can see the entrance of Port Hacking. To get there you have to drive through the Cronulla shopping centre and you will come across the first of a series of Bays which are ideal for cruising on longboards. There is a National Park on one side & million dollars houses on the other. Slalom in nor'easters and southerlies is excellent at Oak Park which is the first Bay inside Port Hacking. This location is also excellent for beginners with shallow water stretching back into the Bay. There is plenty of grass to rig on and sandy beaches to launch from but the parking is a little difficult.
Contact: Barracouta Sails (02) 9525 7626

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