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Elliot Heads and Woodgate- very nice


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I think the last time I had a holiday in Australia was the last time i went to Yeppoon the the EK guys and gals. A few years ago, 2012 I think.

I got away over New Year, went up to Hervey Bay to stay and look specifically for good flat water conditions that I could practice getting going on the foil board.

Thanks to some Seabreeze forum advice I had a couple of days at Elliot Heads and one day at Woodgate. I loved these two spots, especially Woodgate. The wind was crap for two of the three sessions, maybe 10-12 knots, but the Soul did itself proud and I was still able to practice my foil board starts and ride along, until inevitable I'd crash. Not enough wind for a twin tip or for any other LEI kiters to bother trying. The Soul saved my trip, otherwise it would have been a long way to travel and only get one decent session in.

You do have to time it right for the tides as the lagoons can get to shallow for the foil mast when tide is low.

Lovely spots to kite. If EK ever decided to organize some trip up that way for foiling about (pun intended), could be good fun.

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I got to Bundaberg, yesterday, Wednesday, evening. I’m staying at a backpackers as it’s only 20km to Elliot Heads. 

Another session saved by the Soul 12m. Very light wind, maybe 8-10kn. But still really easy to get up on the board and planing along. 

Having Some food, then try the twin tip, but wind is still a bit low. Should be better tomorrow.

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So I got back from my Kitesurfing trip last night. Five days of great kiting and a few aches and pains. The last day was an unexpected gift as I only drove to Thoedolite Creek, Woodgate, to say my farewells and have one more look at what’s got to be one of my favourite kite spots to date. But the wind gods were on my side despite what the forecast was showing and I had the best session of the trip before the drive home.

I spent the first day at Elliot heads and the rest at Thoedolite, driving there and back from Bundy.
It really is a beautiful kite spot. For anyone wanting to learn on flat water, learning to foil, freestyle tricks or just wanting to kite in an isolated beauty spot I can’t recommend it enough.

I will definitely be making more trips up there.

 

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