• When the thermal wind blows from the NW it can consistently get above 25 knots & not uncommon to get up to 40knts – look out for the clouds bubbling in the mountains  for sure sign of a building breeze. 
  • If SE forecast this is a great spot for beginners – it’s a more dense wind, & tends to be a bit more gusty – alternative launch spot from the E end of the lake along gravel track.
  • Often there is more breeze in the mountains than the forecasts predict.
  • Mornings the lake can be glassy calm so having a SUP or Mountain bike is handy for entertainment. 
  • If camping ($10 a night)  take all your supplies in – although it says Clearwater Village there are only baches & no places for replenishing provisions


Additional Details

  • Rider level:Beginner, Novice, Intermediate
  • Shore Description: Lake
  • Best wind direction: SE, NW
  • Best Tides: N/A
  • Best swell conditions:0-2ft
  • Best time of year:Dec - Feb
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  • Comments::Often weed in the lake
  • Distance from waters edge to safe foiling depth.: 10-20m
  • Car Parking: Grass
  • Rigging Area:Grass
  • Entering the Water:Boat Ramp, Beach
  • Average Wind:0-10kts, 8-12kts, 10-15kts, 15-20kts, 20-30kts, 40kts+
  • Best area or direction to ride:Straight out towards the island
  • Alternative landing locations:The lake diameter is 11km so you can walk back from anywhere
  • Other likely on-water activities to watch for: Sailing, Swimming/Surfing

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