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Beginner kite buddy in northern NSW - Ballina, Byron

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Created by fasteater 8 months ago, 13 Jan 2021
fasteater
NSW, 4 posts
13 Jan 2021 10:17AM
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Hey i just started learning, had a few lessons, still working on my water start. Would love to have a kite buddy go out to flat waters together, I know a few good spots in Ballina richmond river.

stratdaz
5 posts
18 Jan 2021 5:21PM
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Hey fasteater,

I live in BrisVegas but from down that way and do get down occasionally. Same situation though, rank beginner with my own gear and still needing some support to get my confidence levels up.

Where are the spots in the river you talk about? Is kiting permitted in North Creek, just above Missingham bridge?

fasteater
NSW, 4 posts
21 Jan 2021 7:23AM
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Hey yea kiting is permitted both north and south of the bridge in the river. You see people kiting around often. Depending on the wind direction I recon go north of the bridge for southerly wind and do the opposite for northerly.
let me know if u are around we can go check it out.

stratdaz
5 posts
25 Jan 2021 4:55PM
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Will do.

milo16
4 posts
16 Jul 2021 8:30PM
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fasteater said..
Hey i just started learning, had a few lessons, still working on my water start. Would love to have a kite buddy go out to flat waters together, I know a few good spots in Ballina richmond river.


Hey Fasteater, I'd be keen to catch up for a kite if you're still interested. I've had a few lessons over the last few years, but haven't had the confidence to head out by myself. Im fairly competent in flat water had a few goes in the surf. Im in Pottsville. Cheers

DEARNY
NSW, 4 posts
23 Aug 2021 7:18PM
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fasteater said..
Hey i just started learning, had a few lessons, still working on my water start. Would love to have a kite buddy go out to flat waters together, I know a few good spots in Ballina richmond river.


Hello fasteater I live in Skennars Head and I was just about to put up a similar add to yours. I have had a few lessons with earth kite surfing and I need a buddy to practice with i.e launching and landing the kite and just as a spotter. I have done a few lessons at Mobs Bay in the river at low tide. I'd also be keen to give it a go on lennox beach or flat rock in the right conditions which are starting to rapidly approach the spring Northerlies, so if this notice is still going let me know or anyone else looking to develop a network for beginners in the Ballina Lennox area.
Andrew

DEARNY
NSW, 4 posts
26 Aug 2021 7:40PM
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Good stuff sound like we are at a similar level. On the river in the flat water sounds good to me. If you want to contact me next time the conditions line up I'll try and make it if I can, best number is 0412 293 732.

milo16
4 posts
27 Aug 2021 11:33AM
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DEARNY said..
Good stuff sound like we are at a similar level. On the river in the flat water sounds good to me. If you want to contact me next time the conditions line up I'll try and make it if I can, best number is 0412 293 732.


Hey Dearny, I'm keen as soon as I'm allowed out of tweed shire. I was planning on heading to Broadwater at some stage but now that's out of the question. Hopefully restrictions will ease soon.

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NSW, 319 posts
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Sunday , 19 Sep 2021 5:35PM
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