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Any downwinders or events in Cairns?

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Created by NorthernKitesAUS > 9 months ago, 19 Sep 2022
NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1059 posts
19 Sep 2022 4:07PM
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Heading up soon for a visit, and would love to catch up with any local kiters. Chris? Any events happening or a down winder?

SgtGrunt
10 posts
23 Sep 2022 3:26PM
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I haven't heard of any events but even worse: we've lost our wind. Water has warmed up and wind is swinging around to the east (s to se during season). I get the distinct feeling our season is over early after starting late. Bummer!

A Bomber
QLD, 113 posts
26 Sep 2022 7:36AM
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Did windswell run the Port to low isles race this year? I don't recall hearing about it, not that it would have been much use to the OP, but just on events.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1059 posts
6 Oct 2022 4:45PM
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A Bomber said..
Did windswell run the Port to low isles race this year? I don't recall hearing about it, not that it would have been much use to the OP, but just on events.


Didn't know of that one. I'll ask Breto next time I am back up.
Had a blast btw at Yorkies Knob. Great spot, but I have to say not as good as Townsville. We're spoilt here with flat-ish water, not too deep and the winds are more direct on-shore and not so cross-shore like in Cairns. The lagoon end was awesome though.

lucy5
QLD, 99 posts
8 Apr 2023 9:39AM
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Townsville is more consistent I think but gets pretty boring not really flat water and not really any waves yorkeys gets flat water at the creek and gets some small waves think can get more kites in at Townsville but definitely not better

Kit3kat
QLD, 139 posts
19 Apr 2023 10:09PM
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Done many downwinders when i lived in Cairns. You basically get a few mates together and just pick a random beach north of cairns and then a second random beach and just leave a car there. Because it has so many beachy subvillages its ideal for that.
But you obviously need to know a few people up there.



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