Western Australia, Australia
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-32.3209588, 115.7407721 : 10.0 m
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A nice southwest to westerly facing dune near Rockingham. Not often flown by paragliders. Park in one of various carparks along Warnbro Beach Road for a South westerly, or for a westerly further south off St Malo Cove or St Ives Cove.
Take off from beach or from grassy park in the northern section (SW wind). Take care not to damage dune vegetation. The northern part is very low, so a strong wind is needed to fly. In the southern part the dune is higher but finding a good launch can be more difficult due to fences at top and bottom of the dune. Council permission has been gained by HGAWA to fly on the northern part, flying from the park, but walking on the dunes is not permitted.
Although only low dunes there can be rotor behind, and the strong winds required to fly can lead to injuries if dragged. Any part of your glider landing in the ocean can be fatal - don’t become complacent with regards to these sites. Public road close behind launch at the northern end. Lots of radio controlled models here. This is a public beach so watch out for spectators.
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