Beach N' Bay report - this weekend
- Episode 135 -
What's going on with this weather?
We wore jeans and raincoats to work earlier in the week and are keen to get back into shorts once again.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the soaking rain and wind can be linked to ex-tropical cyclone Stan which has seen rainfall records fall and flooding across South Australia and Victoria.
The forecast for this coming weekend looks to much more summer like, we hope the BoM goet it right. We do need to remind ourselves and other boaties that the best boating conditions will be on offer soon (in terms of wind and temp) it's still yet to come, about a month away. Remember that: March, April, May and June are really terrific months to go boating with conditions being truly in our favour. So I'll put the kettle on and relax, I suggest you do the same...
HEADS UP: The grand opening for Wyndham Harbour is set. So please put these two dates in your diary:
The opening is locked in for the two weekends of 27-28 February and 5-6 March 2016.
Click on this link to register and we'll email you a personal invitation to attend.
Go by boat and stay for the weekend or even stay both weekends and we'll provide you with FREE overnight berthing with compliments of St Kilda Boat Sales and Wyndham Harbour.
That's right, come down for the weekend, plug into shore power and be part of the fun! Food vans, a fishing compition, boat handling lessons, entertainment and music. Loads of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. There's even a boaties BBQ hosted by the Coast Guard on both of the Saturday evenings. What a great way to meet other boaties and share boating secrets. REGISTER NOW, free berthing spaces are limited.
This weekend's Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by our very own: Darren Finkelstein 'The Boat Guy' for the waters of Port Phillip for 6-7 February 2016.
A reminder to listen to Darren as he broadcasts <live> his weekly Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW, three times every Saturday and Sunday from December to March each year.
During summer, Darren's Beach N' Bay reports can be heard on radio 3AW: 693AM, DAB or on the web at: www.3aw.com.au
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Enjoy our weekly boating forecast, see you on the water; afterall
Life Is Better With A Boat.
Safe Boating Always!
Over N' Out
Darren and Andrew
We are really excited to announce that during late February 2016, we will open our second Boat Sales and Chandlery office at Wyndham Harbour, which compliments our excisting St Kilda Marina location. Stay tuned for more details. Wyndham Harbour >>
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We have Web Cams located high on top of the lighthouse at St Kilda Marina for uninterupted views of the top end of Port Phillip and coming online soon is <live> feed from the new Web Cam installed at Wyndham Harbour. This covers the new marina and the northwestern shores of Port Phillip.
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Below is a selection of weather data and boating forecasts, direclty from the Bureau of Meteloology;
Port Phillip & Western Port Bays Boating forecast
Melbourne: City & Suburbs forecast - 4 day
Tide Times Victoria
Victorian Weather Radar – 128km
Victorian Weather Radar – 256km
Mt Buller: Snow Forecast & Predictions
St Kilda Marina - Web Cam
Patterson Lakes - Web Cam
Sandringham Yacht Club - Web Cam
Pt Lonsdale & The Heads
Wave Data Pt Lonsdale
Yarra River – Web Cam
Melbourne CBD – Web Cam
Wyndham Harbour - Web Cam
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