Awarua Bay (yacht club)

(AKA Awarua Bay) Invercargill, New Zealand

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Windsurfing - Bump n Jump

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Access: 20 km south of the city is a huge bay with a sandy beach, grass rigging areas etc. No sailing on the south side of the channel 1 hour either side of low tide.

Windsurfing

Suits: Slalom, longboard. Beginners..... Wind: W = best. Strength reaches 40 knots in summer, and up to 20 knots in winter. Water: Short chop Watch: Current of up to 2 knots. Sand bar exposed at low tide.

In detail: 20 minutes from Invercargill, carry on straight at the gravel road at the end of the tiwai straight and follow around to the left for about 3km to the yacht club. The bay is about 5 miles long and .75 miles wide, it's enclosed on all sides. Has a largely uninterrupted westerly wind, sailable in all conditions but best outside 1.5 hours outside low tide. Pack a 3.5!

edited by Si_Croft 09.01.12


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