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When to visit Oz and NZ - in what order?

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Created by SonnyRider 2 months ago, 5 Jun 2018
SonnyRider
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5 Jun 2018 1:03AM
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Hey..
So.. after a having a brush with the old big C. I've decided (it was forced on me) life really can be that short, so I want to visit West coast OZ & NZ... It's always been on the list, but never managed to sort it.
Being from the UK, it's a long journey, so want to make sure I get the timings right. Esp. after reading the "Kitesurfing New Zealand" thread.Is it better to do NZ first then, do West coast OZ or the other way round? I could stretch a month away, possibly 6 weeks.

Or are the seasons roughly the same times? So I just need to choose where I want to go first.

I ride SB with a little TT in, the GF rides TT. Both love waves, but some flat water fun is nice sometimes too. But for me, I prefer waves

Plummet
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5 Jun 2018 2:43AM
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Nov/Dec is best for NZ waves and wind machine. Spring westerlies and storm swells are combined with summer seabreezes which
makes for some awesome wind and swell combos. Nov is a bit colder with temps in the teens, Dec is hitting 20's.

Jan/feb typically have less swell/less wind. more seabreeze driven kite days.

I suggest nov and or dec in nz then charge over to west oz dec/jan and go and see Cauncy. He seems to have charging wind through jan/feb aswell.

FormulaNova
NSW, 7146 posts
5 Jun 2018 4:45PM
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Over the last ten or more years, I think WA has been more reliable in early January or late December. Before and after that can sometimes be good, but the most reliable time will be early to mid Jan.

I don't know anything about NZ though.

Chris_M
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5 Jun 2018 3:04PM
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NZ in Spring is traditionally the best. But right now has been pumping too. Summers good too when the sea breezes come up. Just keep a close eye on the forecast and move to the appropriate side of the country as needed

kemp90
QLD, 1613 posts
5 Jun 2018 6:01PM
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Plummet said..
Nov/Dec is best for NZ waves and wind machine. Spring westerlies and storm swells are combined with summer seabreezes which
makes for some awesome wind and swell combos. Nov is a bit colder with temps in the teens, Dec is hitting 20's.

Jan/feb typically have less swell/less wind. more seabreeze driven kite days.

I suggest nov and or dec in nz then charge over to west oz dec/jan and go and see Cauncy. He seems to have charging wind through jan/feb aswell.


Water temp in the teens........ faaarrk that!

SonnyRider
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5 Jun 2018 4:21PM
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kemp90 said..


Water temp in the teens........ faaarrk that!



We're used to those temps in the UK, that's shorty weather

SonnyRider
74 posts
5 Jun 2018 4:24PM
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Thanks guys, so NZ for Dec and west OZ for Jan

Sounds like a place to start looking.

So need to avoid the campers that have been used as meth labs

Plummet
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5 Jun 2018 5:28PM
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Bit of a teaser for you!

daggy
WA, 490 posts
5 Jun 2018 6:32PM
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Haa It's windy in Perth from late Nov till easter
From noon until dark!
If we have a heat wave then you get to have a break and rest your sore bones, next day it's back on
Most days average around 34 degrees
All the girls on the beach are wearing G-strings
and the beers are ice cold.

Plummet
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6 Jun 2018 2:24AM
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daggy said..
Haa It's windy in Perth from late Nov till easter
From noon until dark!
If we have a heat wave then you get to have a break and rest your sore bones, next day it's back on
Most days average around 34 degrees
All the girls on the beach are wearing G-strings
and the beers are ice cold.


Upload a pic of some Perth waves..... wind is only half the story.

littlewing
QLD, 77 posts
6 Jun 2018 11:17AM
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i hear ballina is cranking at the moment, plus you only need to get a one way ticket



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