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21st October 2016, 08:05 AM #1
Sunday 23 October E'ly not Cornwall
There is a seperate thread for those on their half-term cornish hols, but as I doubt I'll be making the trip that far west I'm wondering where else might be good.
Looks like a moderate-strong E'ly on Sunday west of Wight with a reasonable windswell.
Anywhere in the Poole/Weymouth area that might be worth travelling to?
The forecast looks not dis-similar to that which produced these conditions at Highcliffe on 5 October.
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Overcombe Beach in Weymouth can be good. Quite onshore but I remember having a good day in an Easterly blasting over nice swell lines towards Portland Harbour and back. I think its best at a lower tide, which it isn't on Sunday.
Portland Harbour itself if you like large chop. This was quite enjoyable and is more interesting than pure flat water blasting.
Studland Bay. I usually head there in an Easterly. Onshore, safe, small shorebreak but that gets larger the further you go north/left up the beach. Annoying dense patch of seaweed in front of the café so launch 150m to the left. I'm trying to encourage some locals to go as I usually end up sailing on my own.
Plus the usual Branksome/Sandbanks, cross on, shorebreak and current can be a pain as there are rock groynes to trash your kit on.
Avon Beach @ Christchurch, I've never sailed there. Highcliffe itself actually does have a high cliff, so the wind might be non existent or very gusty on the inside, similar to Branksome in a westerly. Avon should be better than Highcliff in an Easterly.
Or for chop bothering, Hamworthy Park in Poole Harbour is fine in an Easterly. The tide is in all day on Sunday. You can blast for over a mile to the other side, there is a small wind shadow from Brownsea Island half way over.
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21st October 2016, 11:46 AM #4
Sandbanks or Studland depending on drive.
Both cross on and should be relatively fun.
of course it's easterly so it could just be as pants as everywhere else!
21st October 2016, 01:33 PM #5
All good Intel. Overcombe is good in E. Even mid tide will probably be good.
Higncliffe might do a repeat too. I don't know how consistent it is (does anyone in E).http://forwards4cowards.blogspot.com/ a blog about looping
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