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Old Mar 28, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Coffs Harbour Slope Soaring Sites

Hi all,
heading down to the Coffs/Nambucca region over the Easter weekend.
Hoping to do a spot of slope soaring.
Anyone know of some good spots?
Cheers
Shane
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Not a lot in the area. Gallows is your best bet, winds of S-SE with a Northerly option also.
Go to the Coffs harbour jetty area and go to the Southern end. Quarry end, Gallows beach carpark looks SE, the headland/quarry just to the East of the carpark is about the best of a very limited region. Some other headlands are OK, but harder to get to. Small slope is closest to the carpark for South winds. Keep walking up and around to the bigger stepper SE slope with the quarry at the back, which has DS opportunity if your game. Possible to fly a Northerly from the same location facing the quarry side, but not as smooth.

Not many pedestrians to worry about either, but please fly safe as council is likely to ban the area if safety proves to be an issue.

I have some you tube clips featuring the site if that helps (youtube channel "cleansurf2").
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Woolgoolga headland north of Coffs has a nice south to east site.Was east south east when I flew there.The south east to south section looked as though it would be great for rc or pg.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 07:18 PM
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15 Years ago i lived at the marina for 8 weeks and wondered about loping muttonbird island. is it allowed? seems a logical place.
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 03:58 AM
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thanks guys sounds like there's a few places around.
had a look on Google earth and it seems like there's some reasonable spots around Macksville, Nambucca area as well which is where i'll be staying. hoping to have a look at your suggestions as well

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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:31 AM
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Main Beach, Nambucca, i fly my Paraglider there and the lift stacks up incredibly 'cos of the vertical bowlfacing the Northeast, is good from East all the way round to NNE.
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