Australian Windsurfing

Victorian Beaches

Favorite Sailing Spots:
Send details of your favourite windsurfing locations to John Rohde. The NSW pages are a good guide to the type of information he would like on the WebSite.

Inland Victorian Windsurfing Spots

All approx 100 east of Melbourne travelling along the Princes Hwy. No nearby taps for hosedown but all have grassy spots for rigging.

Lake Narracan/Yallourn Storage Dam
(western end).
Located between the towns Moe and Newborough.
Pros - good consistent wind.
Cons - water is used for power station cooling so water level can vary sometimes, and unfortunately the heated water isn't pumped back into the river where you sail. A few submerged objects though they are slowly being removed. No toilets at west end so you need to drive to the eastern end.

Blue Rock Dam
Located close to Willow Grove north of Moe.
Pros - Good wind. Damn is up in hills. No submerged objects nearby. Fairly broad waterway. Fairly deep all over. Has toilets.
Cons - Bloody cold water in winter.

Hazelwood Storage Dam (south eastern corner)
Located close to the town Churchill. South of the town Morwell.
Pros - Very warm water all year round. Like a spa. Water is the cooling liquid from the nearby coal fired power station which sucks it in from the north and spits it out at the south close to sailing area. Good wind. Broad water. No submerged objects and deep all round.
Cons - Water tastes as bad as it looks. (however it is a popular swimming/boating lake with a yacht club. Water quality is monitored) No toilets at south east corner so you need to travel to the south west corner.

Hope you can make use of this info.

Cheers
Justan (the_vegemtie_kid@...) 

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