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Kitecamp/Renting gear in Geraldton?

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Created by raw996 3 months ago, 7 Apr 2018
raw996
30 posts
7 Apr 2018 1:14AM
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I'm thinking about spending 1-2 weeks in early December somewhere on the west coast (I heard Geraldton was nice?). Does anyone have any information about kitecamps that provide all of the gear for you on the west coast? I tried to google it, but unfortunately didn't find anything. It's going to take me about 30 hours of flights to get to Perth, so I really don't want to have to drag all of my gear along with me... thanks in advance!

Gazuki
WA, 706 posts
7 Apr 2018 5:43AM
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Skip Gero, and drive the extra to Exmouth. Have a chat with Tom at Exmouth surf centre. You'll be heaps happier you did when you are driving back through after 14 days in paradise.

cauncy
WA, 6099 posts
7 Apr 2018 8:01AM
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You'd be daft to skip most of our coastline for one spot, sure Exmouth is a spectacular spot but you'll be spewing all the way if you don't/didn't have a kite, 2 kites do me all summer, you'll req little clothing due to temperature both on and off water, I'll have rental equipment running next season from my cafe at dongara if needed, then Exmouth surf centre can equip you when north

You've over 1000 klm of this





You excited yet


Gazuki
WA, 706 posts
7 Apr 2018 10:26AM
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For the record I live on the Mid coast and have lived in Gero and loved it, But to recommend it to some who is going to travel 30hrs to get there, no, just no.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1292 posts
7 Apr 2018 1:02PM
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Gazuki said..
For the record I live on the Mid coast and have lived in Gero and loved it, But to recommend it to some who is going to travel 30hrs to get there, no, just no.


Well I travelled 30 hours to Gero some 30 years ago and am still here. And loving it.

Gazuki
WA, 706 posts
7 Apr 2018 1:30PM
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I almost stayed too,... only cuz someone stole my car

raw996
30 posts
7 Apr 2018 1:55PM
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Thanks for the advice, it looks as though I might have to bring my equipment afterall. It will be me (80kg) and my wife (50kg), both kiting, but probably only one of us in the water at a time. Think we could get away with just bringing a 6m and 9m, or should we bring 6, 9, and 12m?

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1292 posts
7 Apr 2018 4:00PM
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6 and 9 will be fine.

cauncy
WA, 6099 posts
7 Apr 2018 7:49PM
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Gazuki said..
Mick is half right with what he is saying, there are some magic place between but they are great distances and there are no hire places. Those photos Mick posted above are not of Geraldton but Sharks Bay,.. 9 hours form the nearest kite hire place. I have attached photos from google of both Geraldton and Exmouth,.. you decide.

Geraldton..



Exmouth...




Gazuki is the second bloke on the left, nice tuck under correct on a couple of photos, 1st one is my local, second is top secret, others are shark bay

tgcp
WA, 398 posts
7 Apr 2018 8:40PM
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If you need more info on Exmouth drop me an email @ tom@exmouthsurfcentre.com.au we do extended hire rates on gear and can also arrange drop off points in Perth should you want to start up here and head South, be warned though most people end up never heading south

Aspiremr
WA, 70 posts
8 Apr 2018 8:57PM
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My two cent's worth. Live in Perth, kited all the way between here and Exmouth, and there are some great spots along the way. Shark bay, Gnaraloo, so many to choose from, and all amazing.

BUt if I was travelling 30 hours to get here, and only here for a few weeks, I'd want to minimise the travel time once I arrived.

I'd be landing in exmouth and staying put. It has everything, and if the winds not blowing the other water activities are impossible to beat.

TBH though, you can't go wrong either way. It's an amazing coastline all the way.

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 139 posts
9 Apr 2018 6:22AM
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I would probably land in Perth rent a 4wd drive to Lancelin stay at the lodge for a few days then on the least windy day leave head to Cauncys cafe in gero kip in the big 4 caravan park. Kite a few days. Then drive to Exmouth kite then the day before leaving stock up on red bull and drive Drive back drop off the kite gear and rented 4wd get on the plane have a beer and a massive kip remembering the good times you had !!!

Personally though anywhere on the saw that time of year I's firing !!! Message us if you thinking of heading south instead of north I know of a place called borbs spot H. Will show you the best flat water in WA!!

Swavek
WA, 235 posts
15 Apr 2018 10:52PM
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Gero has much more affordable accommodation. Easy to find low cost airbnb and the Corronation Beach (20km north of Gero centre) is a magic spot. Have not been to Exmouth but heard from many that it is great.

Mark _australia
WA, 17801 posts
16 Apr 2018 9:17PM
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You people are mad.

Geraldton has it all, hire gear plus the setup on the beach and civilisation. If you trash a kite or snap a board in Exmouth what are your options?
At least in gero you can get stuff fixed, borrow gear or its a daytrip to perth to pick up stuff.

Exmouth and G'loo etc are what u do at the start of a 3mth trip and work your way south. If you only have 2 weeks you do Gero and that's it ....otherwise its 4 days out of 14 travelling!!!

tgcp
WA, 398 posts
17 Apr 2018 12:19PM
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Mark _australia said..
You people are mad.

Geraldton has it all, hire gear plus the setup on the beach and civilisation. If you trash a kite or snap a board in Exmouth what are your options?



Then you come and see us at Exmouth Surf Centre on last trip we had to Gero there were no shops left??????? Is there now an option to rent gear???? Not sure what you call civilisation but we do alright up here and some might say our locals are a tad more civilised than in Gero... Think you might be overdue a trip North mate, times are changing



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