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Wedge mission

Wedge reef, Lancelin
Windsurfing: Waves
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Monday. January 11. 2010
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered   using 5.1 - 5.5m sail. Swell Direction: W Swell Size: head Tide: Mid - Falling.

A few years ago, four of us scored this little known spot at its best. I had one of the best sessions of my life here in awesome head high cross-shore, down-the-line conditions. So, being close by in Lancelin, I was keen to see whether it would fire again.

The drive takes about an hour through a maze of sand tracks as well as a couple of exciting beach runs. You need a good four wheel drive with the tyre pressure down, and a sense of adventure. John and I took the old Landcruiser that lives at the house that we're staying in, and managed to navigate our way there without getting too lost.

We arrived to find a chunky head+ swell and about 18 knots of wind. The swell looked a bit bigger than the other time I'd been here, and most waves seemed to close right out. The waves were breaking about 50m from the beach, which provided the run up we needed to punch through the break. It got pretty gnarly when the big sets came through - we had to get our timing right otherwise we were punished fairly heavily.

We both scored a few good rides, but most of the waves seemed to rear up and close out, making them a one-turn wave. The jumping was pretty good though, especially if you got your speed right up and hit the bigger ones right on the peak.

We sailed for an hour an a half, hoping that the waves might clean up and provide better riding, but they never quite did. We finally bailed and took a longer route back home - we couldn't do the beach runs because the tide got too high. So it was a slow, rocky road around a navy bombing range (hoping that they weren't practicing today!)

Overall, a 3 star session, plus a bonus star for the adventure factor.

5 thumbs up!

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12.01.10 6.58 am
it's awesome man, shit where is that?

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12.01.10 1.55 pm
Zoom out on the map and you'll see. About an hour north of Lancelin.

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12.01.10 4.18 pm
looking a bit like a castaway beach bum there Diggers.... must be having a great holiday ;)

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13.01.10 2.22 am
Too busy sailing to shave...

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20.01.10 1.08 pm
one question remains, what the HELL are you doing living here?

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20.01.10 2.29 pm
Something about seeking out life's other experiences?

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27.02.12 11.02 am
Just found this 2 years after the fact. Just came back from Lanclin (Jan 2012) and yeh, just awesome choices, great summer, great winds, great waves and locals, I wondered why I was still living here.

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27.02.12 8.21 pm
Glad you scored some good wind and waves at Lanno. I heard it has been a pretty average summer in WA this year. Maybe not?

Anyway, why the hell ARE you still living here?

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