Australian Windsurfing

New South Wales Beaches
North Coast

Grahamstown Dam | Nelson's Bay/Corlette | Myall Lakes

Local Shop / contacts:

Grahamstown Aquatic Centre
Grahamstown, NSW
(02) 4982 9901

GRAHAMSTOWN DAM
- Approx. 200 km north of Sydney 2.5 hours drive
- Turn right off Pacific Highway on outskirts of Raymond Terrace, follow Richardson Road around edge of Dam to Kiosk/launch site.
- Type of sailing: Longboard and slalom on fresh water reservoir great for beginners
- Preferred breeze: West and north east
- Launching/rigging: Grass rigging area up to water sandy launch site. Kiosk open on weekends

The latest news from this location is that windsurfing is no longer permitted. Also the Dam is closed until Sep 2007. Thanks go to Michael Wang for this information.

NELSON'S BAY / CORLETTE
- Approx. 250 km north of Sydney / 3 hours drive
- Turn right off Pacific Highway just past the Hexham Bridge North of Newcastle. Follow the signs to Nelson's Bay approx. 30 km. Turn left at roundabout and head to Salamander Bay. Follow sign to Corlette.
- Type of sailing: Longboard and slalom in huge open bay
- Preferred breeze: nor'east in summer, westerly in winter
- Launching/rigging: Good grassed rigging with sandy beaches. Toilets and shops nearby.

MYALL LAKES
- Approx. 300 km north of Sydney / 4 hours drive
- Turn right off Pacific Highway to Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens. Turn left at "T" intersection after bridge and follow signs to Mungo Brush. Approx. 15 km of dirt road. Lake then seen on your left. This is part of a series of lakes that can be explored by longboard or use a houseboat that can be chartered as a base to do some exploring
- Type of sailing: longboard and slalom on enclosed lake
- Preferred breeze: Nor'east or southerly. Very good for beginners
- Launching/rigging: Access points to water through park and camping sites

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