Please note that due to recent flooding the track was closed. According to a local people are now driving around the road closed sign and you are once again able to access the launch area…happy days!!
Boggy Lake is located 85 km South East of Adelaide (Approximately 1 hour’s drive) at a place called Mulgundawa at the top end of Lake Alexandria.
It is a local’s hang-out for windsurfers & wing dingers from Adelaide & surrounding areas and when the wind is up you will usually find a few locals to hang out with mid-week and on weekends.
The lake is fresh water and is ideal for windsurfers wanting to blast on flat water as well as windsurfer foiling & wingdingers. There is also a speed strip at the western end of the lake which works in Southerly breezes.
During summer the lake regurlarly recieves an afternoon seabreeze due to the heat difference between the lake and Murray Bridge.
Early morning northerlies can work well at times throughout the year.
It works best with a n/nw wind or w/sw winds but is short chop on most other directions.
The windy season if from October to March however sailing at this spot would be possible all-year-round particularly for foilers in the lighter winter breezes.
Access & Launching Area
There is an access track off the Langhorne Creek road which is marked with a sign saying “Windsurfers Only”!!!
The track is only a couple of hundred metres to the launch area and is accessible by 2wd.
There is a really nice grassy area for rigging with some reeds to rig behind out of the wind.
The launch area had a nice firm sandy bottom, I didn’t notice any objects like rocks or weed at the launch area and you only have to walk out a few metres to get going.
If you are foiling you need to walk out about 100m before it is deep enough but once past that point the water is deep enough in the rest of the lake.
The lake itself has very few hazards. Being mostly 1.5 metres deep means you can stand in most places.
There is virtually no weed to be seen apart from the odd floating reed.
Foilers just need to be careful when approaching the launch area as it does get shallow about 100m out. If you do hit the bottom it is sandy so you shouldn’t damage your foil.
Just be aware that there can be a few snakes (tigers & browns) around the launch area during the hotter summer months.
Where To Stay
You can actually camp right there are the launch area if you plan to stay for a couple of days. There are no facilities so you need to be totally self-sufficient with power & water etc.
There is also a free camp site (Frank Potts Reserve) at Langhorne Creek approx 15km (10 mins drive) from the launch spot. There you will find toilets and you can walk to wineries and the fabulous pub located in town. Whilst pre-bookings are not necessary, it can get busy particularly on weekends so get your spot as early as possible.
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