Beach N' Bay Report - This weekend

For those trivia buffs among the boating community, here's my TOP 8 FACTS worth dropping to your mates over a beer or two at the boat club....

Did you know?

  1. There are currently 268,336 current Marine Licences in Victoria.
  2. 172,805 registered boats in Victoria
  3. 996,000* boating participants in Victoria
  4. Trailer boating is the most affordable sector of the recreational boating industry.
  5. Boats range in price from $4,000 for a 4m boat up to $140,000 for a 7.5m boat.
  6. Nearly half of Victorian boat owners are in the $37,000 to $80,000 income bracket.
  7. Over 95% of Victorian recreational vessel registrations are trailered boats which are less than 8m in length.
  8. 68% of Victorian registered boats are operated on Port Phillip and Westernport Bays each year.

Watch this weekend's Beach N' Bay Report PLUS you'll receive our captain's briefing on where to go boating and what to do the water this weekend. 

Remember, Darren will also be broadcasting <live> his Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW this summer, sharing boating information and activities on and near the water.  The aim is to encourage everyone to get outdoors and experience the best that Melbourne and Victoria, has to offer....

Our weekly Beach N' Bay Report  is proudly presented by St Kilda Boat Sales and our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for the weekend of 29-30 November 2014.

Darren is author of award winning and bestselling book; Honey, let’s buy a BOAT! and his follow-up sequel: Honey, let's go BOATING! 101 bucket list of boating destinations (Victorian edition).

Darren along with business partner Andrew Rose are the Dealer Principals of St Kilda Boat Sales and Service Centre. Andrew manages our service & repair centre and oversees our team of trained marine mechanics.

Andrew and his team service and repair over 300 boats a year from our on-water workshop facility.

Enjoy our weekly boating forecast - Over N' Out

Darren and Andrew

Safe Boating Always!

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All weather information given by The Boat-Guy has been sourced directly from Bureau of Meteorology with good intentions, so blame them if it's wrong. Seriously, weather and boating forecasts do change and sometimes without notice. Always check the current forecast in full, before you go!
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Listen to Darren <live> on radio 3AW this summer, as he brings you his unique Beach N' Bay reports.

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Melbourne's WILD weather. High wides and a tidal surge on 24th June 2014 makes things really hairy down here....
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Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

Areas of Responsibility

NOAA's two Tsuami Warning Centers (PTWC and WC/ATWC) have separate areas of responsibility, which are the geographical areas within which each Center has the responsibility for the dissemination of messages and the provision of interpretive information to emergency managers and other officials, news media, and the public. These are shown on the map below.

Pacific - International

As the primarly operational headquarters for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, PTWC provides warnings for Pacific basin teletsunamis (tsunamis that can cause damage far away from their source) to almost every country around the Pacific rim and to most of the Pacific island states. This function is carried out under the auspices of the UNESCO/IOC International Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System. A few destructive teletsunamis are generated each century by great earthquakes around the Pacific rim. Such tsunamis can propagate across the entire Pacific in less than 24 hours, and cause widespread destruction along shorelines located thousands of miles from the source. With ever-increasing population and development along most coastlines, there is a corresponding increase in risk. The last destructive teletsunami occurred in 1964 following the great Alaska earthquake.

Australia Region - current status
Pacific Ocean - current status
Indian Ocean - current status
Hawaii - current status