Lake Weyba, Sunshine Coast (QLD, Australia)
Windsurfing, Wingfoiling & Kitesurfing at Lake Weyba (near Noosa)
Located 4 km south of Noosa Heads, Lake Weyba is situated 10 minutes out of Noosa.
This spot works best in a S/SE/E breeze but can also work in Northerlies and is great for flat water blasting and bump-and-jump. It is also a great sport for beginners as you can pretty much stand up anywhere in the lake on the muddy bottom.
This spot is popular for kite boarders as well as windsurfers & wingfoilers. Kite surfers tend to stay closer to the shore in the shallows whilst windsurfers & foilers head out into the depths of the lake.
The lake is surrounded by trees so the further out you go the cleaner the wind.
Access, Rigging & Launching
Launch at the end of Lake Weyba Drive. Follow the signs out of Noosa to Eumundi 3 km out of the industrial area of Noosa, turn left onto the Sunshine coast motorway, go 600 meters and turn left into Eumarella road and follow it to the lake. Turn right and go to the end where you will see the set up area and picnic grounds.
Kitesurfers – If you want to learn to kitesurf, Lake Weyba is one of the best places around. The water is clear, warm and quite flat and you can pretty much stand up anywhere in the lake for a rest or to retrieve your board. The only downside is the lake is totally surrounded by trees so there is no real beach to speak of to launch from. So you need to be able to perform a drift launch.
Windsurfers – the depth of the water near the edge of the lake to about 100m out is quite shallow so you will need to wade out beyond this point to ensure you don’t strike your fin on the bottom. If you want to blast across the shallows a delta fin might be the go. There are plenty of grassy rigging areas and the launch is on a nice sandy beach.
Wingfoilers – for wingfoilers, windsurfing foilers or kite foilers you will need to wade out a bit further (about 300m) to get to water that is deep enough to drop the foil in. A shorter foil mast (70 – 80cm) isn’t a bad idea here. Given you can stand in most parts of the lake, this is a very safe place to learn to wingfoil.
The main hazard here is the depth of the water. For kiters make sure you don’t jump close to the shore and for windsurfers you need to stay at least 100 m off-shore to minimise a fin strike. Foilers will need to keep to the deeper channel at least 300m out. The bottom is mostly sand & mud. If you have to wade out a long way booties are the go as there is the odd floating rock or shell on the bottom.
Unlike Cootharabah there are no facilities for camping however there are a couple of options with bed and breakfasts and cottages dotted around the lake.
- Adventure Sports Kitesurf Australia not only specialise in kitesurfing but also wing foiling. They offer kitesurfing lessons and wing foiling lessons in the Noosa area. Their office (which is also their retail location) is at Lake Weyba. Our aim here at Adventure Sports is to get you out on the water and keep you out there as much as possible! Read more...
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Lake Weyba Accommodation Options
If you are looking for easy access to nightlife, cafes & restaurants, staying in Noosa might be a better choice which is only 15 mins drive from Hastings Street.
However if you want a relaxed holiday away from the crowds with direct or easy access to Lake Weyba there are a few options in Weyba Downs (right next to the launching area) and also to the south end of the lake.
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Noosa Studio at Weyba Downs is located just a short walk from the lake and best launching area for kiters & windsurfers. This lovely little studio apartment offers self-cater accommodation for up to 2 adults. The apartment has a large double bed, flat-screen tv, kitchenette, dining table and lounge/seating area. There is a private bathroom and the property has a Read more...
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Noosa Lake House is located at Weyba Downs directly across the road from the kitesurfing & windsurfing launching area making this a fabulous place to base yourself if you are just planning to sail here. The self-cater villa has a full kitchen, dining area and lounge / seating area with Sat TV. There is a lovely deck attached to the Read more...
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Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat is located at Weyba Downs with direct access to the Lake Weyba just 15 minutes’ drive from Hastings Street and Noosa Main. Eumarella Shores is an award-winning retreat nestled on the water’s edge. Each cottage and house is individually themed, with views of the lake or native surroundings. All dwellings include a full kitchen, lounge/dining Read more...
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Speed Sailing
- Bump and Jump
- Flat Water
- Moderate Temp Water
- Warm Water
- Fresh Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Dog Friendly Beach
- Sand Bars
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