Mixture of coastal cliffs and steeply sloping faces with many knolls SE
60' / 20m PG4 / HG Intermediate
Sydney's Northern Beaches. On Narrabeen Park Parade. When coming from the south, turn onto Ocean St, follow along until you cross Narrabeen lagoon. Then turn right at the next roundabout onto Narrabeen Park Parade. Parking is on the side of the road.

Landowners

Public land

Contact

Sydney Paragliding & Hang Gliding Club, SPHGC Safety Officers

Responsible

Sydney Paragliding & Hang Gliding Club
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Turimetta

A complex set of cliffs and slopes with a lot of changes in direction of the cliff face make what appears to be a simple site quite tricky with compression and rotor in various places depending on the wind direction and strength. This site is not very popular with hang gliders. Contact a club member before flying.

Takeoff

A small grassy park. Most pilots choose to head along the cliff to the right of launch. Take care not to get in too close behind the knoll as there is much rotor.

Landing

On the beach in front of launch. Top landing is possible but requires accurate flying. Do not fly over the road!

Flight

Lower Level airspace is at 2500'.

Hazards/Comments

The nature of the site requires careful attention be paid to changing conditions as areas that were safe become affected by rotor and vice versa. When on the northern cliff face it is a fair way back to the beach. When the wind increases there is much compression on the launch, take care not to be blown over the road when launching or top landing. If in doubt land on the beach. When the wind swings to the east / southeast the launch is in rotor and you will experience difficulty inflating your canopy. This is a deceptive site that looks very benign but has a lot of gotchas.