Information about Evans Bay (Kio Bay), what's done there and who does it
Windsurfing - Freestyle, Bump n Jump, Just cruising, Racing, Speed, Grovel/Swim
This is probably the most frequently sailed spot in the greater Wellington area and probably the windiest. Heaps of slalom sailing, as well as freestyle going on here. For sailors owning racing gear, this spot is sailable probably most days of the year. Big chop comes through on a strong northerly, conditions are smoother on in southerlies. Not a lot of space on the little beach on High Tide. There are heaps of other places people launch of such as near the NIWA building or Shark Bay on the east side of the bay, which can be better to launch off in high tide.
Who does it suit? Shark bay suits all levels of sailors.
What are the best conditions? Works best in a true northerly or a southerly. Anything else can get a bit gusty.
How do I get there? From central Wellington, head towards the airport. Take a left towards Miramar and then left again past the old warf and down the east side of evans bay.
What should I look out for? Watch out for racing yachts that often come in to Evans Bay on their race days. Also be aware of people trawling with long lines behind their boats, you dont want to end up as their catch!
edited by jcourt 16.05.09