Port Sorell Sandbar  
 
Spot Name:
Port Sorell Sandbar
Map:
41° 9'39.52"S, 146°33'20.21"E
Ideal for:
Beginner (NW and incoming tide) through to Advanced (SW and when it’s howling) – Speed Sailing and Flat water blasting
Winds:
NNW through to SW
Directions
From Port Sorell main roundabout travel along Wilmot St. Turn left at Rice St. and follow to end.
Parking:
10 -15 cars, 30m to beach but 200m across soft sand to Channel at low tide
Rigging:
Patchy grass at Car Park, best to rig down gravel walking track next to bicycle track and beach.
Facilities
Toilets and shower block in caravan park on edge of carpark, a tap is available, pack a hose if you're organised
Currents:
Large current at mouth of river between Penguin Is. and last pylon going the way of tide.
Waves:
None between Penguin Is. and beach. Some small waves at reef marker (500m north of Penguin Is.).
Tide:
Spot normally works 2 hours either side of low tide. (Longer on Lower tide)
Speed Record:
Izaak Perkins - 43.387 Knots (2sec)
Comments:
Watch out for weed banks near bottom of run.  Sandbar appears in middle of channel south of first Port Channel marker at full low tide.  Good clean flat runs in a NW across to Bakers Beach, nice chop over middle sandbar at higher low tides.  Best Speed runs on a Westerly up and down the sandbar, bearing away more southerly you go.  Not really any rocks, so booties are optional.





 

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