Turkey Point

 
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7:46 AM

6:23 PM

Current conditions at 9/28 12:00 PM - DELHI CS (AUT) - 28 km away.

Spot Details

Suitable wind Direction:NE, E, SE

*NOTE: over power lines within a line length of the water. Beware!*Set up and launch location:

The launch in Turkey Point is just off Ordnance St.

It's a one way street so you will have to go up to Farris St take a left, then

make another left onto Ordnance St.  The launch is just down the road. Note there are trees and power lines in close proximity to the launch site. Do not launch at the main beach directly in front of the Turkey Point Hotel. This is where most of the non-kiting beach goers hang out. Please note most non-kiters at the launch site are property owners so please show them the appropriate amount of respect. TP is becoming very popular and it's not uncommon to see 20-30 kites out on a windy day. Please roll up your lines and try not to leave your gear scattered everywhere.

Launching:

Never self launch or land your kite if others are available to help. Keep kites low after launch and proceed to the water as quickly as possible. Beginners please launch downwind of the main launch (see note to beginners). Always use proper hand signals to communicate.

Landing:

Land kites when you're on shore. Don't stand in the middle of the launch with your kite up for extended periods of time. Always ask for a hand to be landed or give the signal. Avoid self-landing if other riders are available to help.

Hazards:

Strong currents. Not recommended for riders that are not strong swimmers. On 20+ knot days the current can be too strong to swim against.

Beware of power lines and trees close to the launch.

Guidelines:

Respect other beach goers and your fellow kite boarders. If local kite boarders tell you something it's to help you and preserve kite boarding access at TP. Always wear a kite leash. Be extra cautious in the summer months for swimmers and beach goers. Don't fly your kite on the beach. Avoid jumping any distance where your kite over-flies the beach or swimmers.

Note to beginners:

This beach is very popular with sunbathers, dog walkers, and non-kiting beach users in general, particularly from the start of June to early September and especially on the weekends. The crowds combined with current, fairly large waves, power lines, trees and lots of other kiters makes Turkey Point a challenging spot for beginners. Please take lessons or have an experienced friend accompany you if you are planning to try this spot. If you do not have complete confidence in your ability to control your kite then this is not a suitable place for you to ride. Do not ride out further then you feel comfortable swimming in. There is no on-site rescue service available at Turkey Point.

Riders