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Hervey Bay, Urangan Pier - Ride at Low tide?

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Created by Burls > 9 months ago, 3 Jan 2019
Burls
206 posts
3 Jan 2019 6:44PM
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Hey Hervey bay locals,

Can you kite North of Urangan Pier at low tide, or is it too shallow?

Thanks,

Burls

Gateman
QLD, 365 posts
4 Jan 2019 12:46PM
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I'm keen to know the answer to this question too.
This is what I found on the SE QLD site guide:


Gilly3
QLD, 754 posts
4 Jan 2019 3:33PM
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My advice FWIW....

Pack ur sh!t up and head an hour north....

Elliot Heads is pretty spesh!

Gateman
QLD, 365 posts
4 Jan 2019 6:13PM
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Gilly3 said..
My advice FWIW....

Pack ur sh!t up and head an hour north....

Elliot Heads is pretty spesh!


Thanks for the advice Gilly, I plan to pack a swag and make a weekend of it within the next month or so, coming up from Sunny Coast.

Burls
206 posts
5 Jan 2019 10:29AM
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So I rode at Urangan yesterday. Nice sesh!
At low tide people were kiting North-west of the pier and also in front of the aquarium. I didn't ride NW of the pier, but it was a fairly narrow channel of water at that point, and looked pretty shallow, although butter smooth.
SE of the aquarium, there was lots of beach and riding out into the bay, so no issues with the amount of water available. Normal bay chop. When the tide came up, there were some nice flat sections of water closer to the beach over the bank, and still enough beach to land your kite.
Just NW of the Aquarium, at low tide there was a very shallow water lagoon, which got bigger and deeper as the tide came in. Super sweet and butter smooth water.
During the incoming tide, the tidal flow was running from NW to SE, perfect for a SE wind.

You have a nice spot there guys!



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