ALL GO FOR THE ISLANDS

 Well its a go I think we have three boats with one still hunting for crew. Heading of from my place around 5:00pm ,drive to jurian and a fuel stop then the Gero. Get the boats in the water for a first light trip to the Islands for breakfast ,they time to catch some fish .Weather looks OK lets hope thing stay the same ,If the weather does turn to crap then I will have no problem in canning  the trip It will be up to the rest of you guys what you do. .Will keep updating forcast and let you know what is happening. Make sure you get your of season permits, and licenses are all good, And you are well up on bag limits and such.As im sure the fisheries will pay us all a freindly visit. Any questions pm me

Saturday 9/28
Morning 

Light winds with a slight chop. Large long period swell.

Seas: SW 3.4 meters at 15 seconds

Winds: SE 8 to 11 knots

 

Afternoon 

Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period swell.

Seas: SW 3 meters at 14 seconds

 

Winds: S 11 to 15 knots

 

Sunday 9/29
Morning 

Light winds with a slight chop. Large long period swell.

Seas: SW 3.1 meters at 14 seconds

Winds: ESE 8 to 11 knots

 

Afternoon 

Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Large long period swell.

Seas: SW 3.4 meters at 16 seconds

Winds: SSW 5 to 7 knots

 

Monday 9/30
Morning 

Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period swell.

Seas: SW 2.6 meters at 13 seconds

Winds: SW 3 to 3 knots

 

Afternoon 

Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period swell.

Seas: SW 2.4 meters at 13 seconds

Winds: WSW 4 to 6 knots

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how far

Tue, 2013-09-24 18:37

how far are the islands from Gero paul

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 32 mile from gero

Tue, 2013-09-24 18:41

 32 mile from gero

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who is

Tue, 2013-09-24 18:43

 who is hunting crew

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 Have a great trip Paul, look

Tue, 2013-09-24 18:58

 Have a great trip Paul, look forward to pics!

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Simon was chasing up his crew

Tue, 2013-09-24 19:32

Simon was chasing up his crew .I guess he would have organised someone .Cheers  Jay yer will put up a trip report next week if we get there .You will have to bring the old boat along one trip ,she would eat it up.

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Have a safe trip

Tue, 2013-09-24 19:49

With lots of fish, God you guys will have a quite trip me not bein there

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 What no herring fishing at

Tue, 2013-09-24 20:45

 What no herring fishing at 2am shit that will be hard to take .

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 Likely to join u Sunday

Tue, 2013-09-24 19:57

 Likely to join u Sunday morning - crew not available till then 

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No worries Simon you will see

Tue, 2013-09-24 20:44

No worries Simon you will see one of us around .we will be in close to the islands .if it early could be out in the kayaks.so dont run us over.

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Looking forward to the trip

Tue, 2013-09-24 20:54

Looking forward to the trip Cant wait. Should be good. Paul text me your address when your free.

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 Yer no worries  Paul

Tue, 2013-09-24 20:59

 Yer no worries  Paul

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Can't believe 19 years to make a grand finall

Wed, 2013-09-25 09:42

 And I'm going to the abrohlis and won't see or here the game 

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Huge

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Huge fan I take it Neil.

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From day one john

Thu, 2013-09-26 21:42

 Have had purple hair at work all week and been Pissing A few blokes off in the work shop playing the dockers theme song on the pa 10 times a day , trips a no go for me now any way so I do get to loose my voice screaming at the tv on Saturday now

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Islands

Wed, 2013-09-25 10:26

Take it easy guys. 3.4m swell at the Islands is hudge.  All of half moon reef will be the biggest swell you have ever seen. Wreck Point will be out of control.

The bitey holes will have swell breaking at the entrance.

I have been to the Islands on the Island leader in 3m and 20 knots and it was horrific.

 

Be safe and don't underestimate the swell. If the swell is 1.5 in Geraldton it is almost 3m at the Islands.

 

Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swell

Wed, 2013-09-25 14:36

 Thanks for the warning i have been watching the weather ,I agree 3m is a big swell out there .we will not be heading out the southern side with a swell running will head north betweemn southern and middle .at the moment monday has turn to crap so will keep on watching 

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Hasn't it just, Thinking of

Wed, 2013-09-25 17:47

Hasn't it just, Thinking of heading home on Sunday Afternoon maybe.

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Was 4 m last time we went

Wed, 2013-09-25 12:37

 Was fun surfing the braking waves into the moring

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 Im keeping an eye on it for

Wed, 2013-09-25 18:16

 Im keeping an eye on it for us diving not good . if I dont get the full three days I wont be going .Will make the cal tomorrow night swell in gero is big 5m .

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 Stuff going anywhere on a

Wed, 2013-09-25 21:19

 Stuff going anywhere on a 3metre swell :s lol . 

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under 4 now Paul, Sat and Sun

Wed, 2013-09-25 22:02

under 4 now Paul, Sat and Sun down 2-3m in Gero obviously, so add a bit for the islands.

 

Looks ok wind wise Saturday and Sunday morning at this stage, however BOM says totally different with Sat, Sun, Mon being pretty good less than 10 knots. 2 - 2.5m swell for Jurien.

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sorry Paul, got cut off on

Wed, 2013-09-25 22:11

sorry Paul, got cut off on the phone earlier while I was in Bunnings and been flat out packing to leave north at 3am 4 am (depending whose giving the orders!

I reckon it will certainly be stirred up outside the islands now but also the funny thing there is it clears pretty quickly usually.

Inside the islands seems to always be clear pretty much no matter what.

Tonite its breaking out on Pensioners Bank and at various spots along the 10 meter edge outside my place with a big swell.

I havent been paying much attention to the forecast but the northwest on sunday will likely make it uncomfortable for you coming back next day.

One thing Id bank on is its not likely to be a smooth ride over or back.

 

Wheres Rusty these days?

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hey paul

Wed, 2013-09-25 22:12

never done the islands but would be keen next time you go, could you put together something like the rotto trip I only have a 5.3 meter boat but have 120 lt fuel tank would it be big enough to make it I do sw bank down here regularly which about 60 kh of shore

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 Ive never done abrohlos but

Wed, 2013-09-25 22:25

 Ive never done abrohlos but I think you will find your lacking fuel and space. It certainly wouldn't be comfortable and no where to sleep ?

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 Not looking good with

Thu, 2013-09-26 05:11

 Not looking good with different forcasts from different weater sites .I dont think it will be flat ,and conditions for diving will be stired up.will look tonight when i get home and give you all a ring.

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Yep agreed with you Paul,

Thu, 2013-09-26 08:56

Yep agreed with you Paul, different sites have different forecasts.

 

BOM looks good for Sat / Sun but not good Monday.

Also interesting to see the live wind forecast for Geraldton offshore today?? Meant to be SW 10-15, but offshore was around 5knot easterly's early now 7-10 SW. Completely different to what was forecast.

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Agreed Saturday and Sunday

Thu, 2013-09-26 11:47

Agreed Saturday and Sunday are good. Anyone's guess on Monday, Synoptic charts tell a different story though they look great all three days, couple days in Jurien then maybe

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Abrolhos

Fri, 2013-09-27 08:21

 Hi guys, I'm still around and check the forums when I can...been busy with work, home stuff and getting my photography business up and running.

Paul, thanks for the updates but the weather was against us this time. Like the others have said, still keen to go when the seas are calm.

Petermac, I've been across twice now in my 590 trailblazer and it's only me on board so sleeping on deck is fine for me. Fuel wise, on our first trip, which included a run up around the middle islands I burnt up 200L and travelled 213kms. My main tank holds 180L and I took 6 jerries of fuel...huge overkill but at least I didn't run short. Now have 2nd underfloor tank with 115L capacity so no worries now. If we go straight across to pelsaert island and stay close by the island fishing and diving, I'd only use 120 - 140L...hope this helps.

I'm guessing our next trip across will be after 15th December!

RobH, hey Rob...I'm still around, thanks for asking about me. Have a safe trip with your family to coral bay...calm seas and plenty of fish in the esky, mate! Catch you on our next island trip.

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 Good to hear Rusty, when

Tue, 2013-10-01 19:22

 Good to hear Rusty, when people disappear from here suddenly you start thinking the worst...

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