G2: Redcliffe to Bribie Island
Sunday, 11 October 2015
A return paddle across Deception Bay from Redcliffe to Bribie Island and back.
Full DetailsThis trip is a trip across the northern section of Moreton Bay. It is rated Grade 2 due to the potential exposure to adverse conditions and distance from shore.
Part of "Bribie month"We will drive to the northern eastern trip of the Redcliffe peninsular and unload the kayaks at the North end of the Park at Scarborough Beach on the south side of the rock groyne. From there we will paddle into Deception Bay towards Bribie island. How far we travel will depend on the progress and abilities of the group, but is unlikely that we will get as far as Bribie island before turning around and returning to Redcliffe. We will have rests on the water. Instead of paddling one way to Bribie island, we have elected to paddle into Deception Bay and return to the Scarborough beach put in point. This avoids a long car shuttle and thereby gives us more time on the water.
The tide will be high at 8.30 AM then flows to the north (or direction of travel) till early PM. The usual wind conditions are from the south east, but be aware that current forecasts are currently ENE/NE, but for 10 knots and less so this will counter the tidal assistance a little.
There is an opportunity to take sails for those familiar with them but you may be pulling your sail up and down a fair bit depending on the prevailing wind and wave conditions on the day. If the winds are light it may be an opportunity for those of you not that experienced with sails to learn.
We will have lunch most probably on the water, so keep it accessible and simple. We recommend bring lunch though otherwise bring sufficient money to buy it there. You will be able to leave your dry clothes in the cars for when we return. If the winds are over 15/ 17 knots from the south sector we will probably find an alternative paddle destination and will advise well ahead of time. If the wind is strong from the north sector we will have a wind on tide situation and will cancel or find an alternative paddle venue.
This trip replaces the original Woorim to Caloundra trip as the time taken for a car shuttle didn't leave enough paddling time (i.e. it was too hard). Instead the Redcliffe to Bribie paddle is now moved to this spot, leaving the long weekend before to activities that take advantage of the long weekend.
Discipline: Sea kayaking
Duration: Sunday till 3PM or 4 PM
Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness. This part of the bay is exposed to winds/ wave fetch over the southern and middle part of the Bay, and therefore will be at the maximum wave heights commensurate with the wind strength. There is also the potential for wind on tide affects.
Individuals must self assess their, and their equipment's, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification.
As we have not undertaken formal grade 2 grading within the club, the trip leader reserves the right to not accept all registrations. This trip will also serve as a means of partially assessing members considered grade 2 equivalent.
Risks: travel; rough seas; sunburn; capsize; dehydration; boat traffic; marine life; fatigue; medical conditions; sea sickness; paddle related injuries
Communications: Mobile phone(s), VHF radio, PLB, whistles, flares, signal mirror, V sheet
Facilities: Toilets and water available at Scarborough put in point
Map of Paddle Route
Put in point
Register by: Fri 9th October
Leader / Registration: John Simmons
Event ID: 151011S
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