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ribraff 11 June 2004 08:39

In search of flat water
 
Does anyone know a good place for wakeboarding in the Devon/Cornwall area? 'Need flat water???

gingercoastie 11 June 2004 08:42

Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads are sheltered from anything without an Easterly component.


It must be okay because there are usually plenty of people out there with waterski's etc.

Jon 11 June 2004 08:43

Devon flat water...
 
The Plym water-skiing area above Billacombe bridge in Plymouth is specifically set aside for this. It's tidal and speed is limited to 10 kts unless you're actually towing but at least the water is flat. Access from either Mountbatten (free) or QAB (not) is quick & easy.

HTH.

gingercoastie 11 June 2004 08:44

Forgot to say, there is a designated water ski area in Carrick Roads from May to October just off the St Mawes Bank.

ribraff 11 June 2004 09:01

St Mawes
 
Is this free to use Or is it members only? :)

mstacey 11 June 2004 09:43

Exmouth and the River Exe

There is a waterski, toys designated area in the river and of course if the sea is flat there is plenty of bays along the coastline

gingercoastie 11 June 2004 09:45

St Mawes is free :)

Colin F 11 June 2004 11:39

torbay is good on any wind without an easterly component. Elberry Cove on the brixham side and Livermead on the torquay side both have dedicated ski lanes if you need access to a beach. otherwise anywhere outside the 5 knot limit buoys is good, and is usually better away from the other ski boats. :hi:

colin

John Kennett 11 June 2004 15:40

Right in shore in the lee of Start Point can be surprisingly flat in a South Westerly. We've played there when the rest of Start Bay was pretty lumpy.

John

Cookee 12 June 2004 04:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Kennett
Right in shore in the lee of Start Point can be surprisingly flat in a South Westerly. We've played there when the rest of Start Bay was pretty lumpy.

John

The Dartmouth side of Start is often very flat - I used to do charters from Salcombe to Dartmouth and unless it was an easterly it was always incredibly flat there!

ribraff 12 June 2004 05:48

Holy water
 
Yes, we've boarded round these parts quite a bit, 'looking to go away somewhere. the mouth of the river Dart is very good but it upsets the Harbour Goons! :@

Richard B 12 June 2004 06:44

Starehole Bay (just outside Salcombe)? It's out of the speed limits...

Cookee 12 June 2004 06:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard B
Starehole Bay (just outside Salcombe)? It's out of the speed limits...

Gets very busy in the summer - ok early or late though - Elender Cove tucked just inside Prawle point can be ok - a bit small and sometimes lots of moored boats who get the hump with people going round and round!

There is also the river Avon but you need a permit for there and the tide needs to be in!


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