Western Australia is a popular destination for kiteboarders, including many interstate and overseas visitors. By producing the guidelines outlined in the locations section of this website, we hope to encourage people to be responsible and show respect to other kiters, beach users and the environment so that we may continue to enjoy some of best kiting locations in the world.
KiteboardingWA does not make rules or regulations; the guides are based on the experiences of our members who kite regularly at the locations along with feedback from local councils. Feedback has been provided on issues that may affect the accessibility to a spot as well as producing a simple rating system so that kiters can be aware of the ability required to ride at a specific location.
The guides below are not a rule book, they are not enforceable (unless local council/DPI/CALM rules have been issued); they are designed to give kiters the opportunity to follow some simple guidelines that will allow access to be maintained and ensure continuous safety for all.
Guides for some of the most popular locations in WA are listed below
Attadale / Point Walter
This spot is one of two locations that are kite-able when easterly or north easterly winds are blowing, predominantly on summer mornings.
An excellent location for intermediate to expert kiters wanting to ride waves. Strong downwind sweep (current) along the beach in strong winds.
A great intermediate to advanced riders spot. Please be aware of the rocks/cliffs at the Northern end of the beach which can be hazardous if you kite too close to them.
Heavy beach break with pounding waves, best suited to intermediate and expert kiters.
An excellent location for intermediate to expert kiters wanting to ride waves. Strong rips can be formed with moving sandbanks.
Cottesloe / Dutch Inn
Not suitable for beginners due to super shallow reef. Intermediate and expert kiters will have a blast all year round. Please obey ALL RULES to ensure access is maintained.
Excellent spot for those wanting to learn waveriding. However, please be alert to the number of other public beach users at the weekends.
A popular flatwater site for beginner to expert kiters providing a large protected shallow bay and a long narrow beach. This area is used predominately by schools, so if you are a good kiter, we recommend checking out all of the excellent ocean spots we have along the coast. Winds over 20 knots can also be gusty.
Pelican Point is not recommended for beginner kiters. Prevailing winds are onshore and care must be taken at all times. Use the grass area to rig kites.
An excellent spot for intermediate and expert kiters, offering plenty of space and some serious bumps to launch off.
Safety Bay and The Pond
The flat water is great for intermediate and expert kiters practicing new moves. Beginners who are unable to go upwind should avoid ”The Pond”. Shoalwater close by provides a great spot for beginners to practice their new found passion.
Safety Bay Penguin Island – “Pengo’s”
The flat water is ideal for intermediate and expert riders to perfect tricks. The curve of the bay allows beginners to do down winders confidently in fairly flat, sheltered water. Please be aware YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LAND YOUR KITE ON PENGUIN ISLAND AND ALWAYS PASS BEHIND THE FERRY WHEN TRANSITIONING. THE MINIMUM CLEARANCE IS 50 METRES.
Woodies – Beach one
Excellent spot for those seeking flat water. Technically it is best suited to intermediate level kiters as the seabreeze can often be more onshore than cross-shore, but beginners are encouraged to use Beach one and not Beach two or three.
Between Beach one and Beach three, often offers a mix of both. Is often onshore in a South Westerly, so is not recommended for beginners. This is also a popular beach for the windsurfers, so please also respect their space, they want to enjoy the water too!
Woodies – Beach three
Excellent spot for those seeking flat water. Best suited to intermediate and expert kiters. Beginners should not use this location due to cross-offshore winds.
Coronation Beach is a popular windsurfing spot heavily frequented by European windsurfers.
Dongara – South Beach /Port Denison
A fantastic spot for beginner, intermediate and expert kiters with a variety of flat and wave riding available along the same beach.
Geraldton is renowned for being a windy location during the summer months and has been popular with windsurfers for many years.
Lancelin has multiple top class locations, ranging from flat water, to massive 5m waves, depending on swell. No wonder it”s popular with windsurfers as well as kiters!!
Check out the video below produced by Noé Font, showcasing some fine Freestyle riding at The Pond in Safety Bay and some other locations around Perth, Fremantle and WA.
Check out the video below to see some of WA’s finest Kiteboarding locations in regional Western Australia.
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As the season is in full swing & kite beaches are busy, here are some useful points to consider to help prevent future accidents courtesy of Kiteboarding Australia accredited school Kitebud...
1) Keep more distance from each other. Of course this is easier said than done especially when it's busy, but if you are a more experience kiter getting close to beginners (whether they are in a lesson or not) you are eventually going to get tangled with someone. Avoid getting inside the wind window or too close upwind of any learner (or anyone else for that matter). Remember that everyone once was a learner and learners panic when anyone gets too close to them, which increases the risk of an accident.
2) Avoid flying your kite on the beach at the Zenith (12) unnecessarily for long periods of time when the beach is crowded. In our kite school we use 5 meter lines and really small (3 to 5m) kites to fly safely on land which greatly minimises hazards for other kiters around.
3) When the wind speed doubles you QUADRUPLE the power in your kite. That's right, on a day like to today in 30 knots (sand stinging your legs), you will get 4 TIMES the power you would get in 15 knots. Ensure you choose the correct kite size for your weight and skill level. If you're in doubt, don't go out. Give even more distance between each other and from obstacles in strong winds
4) Learn to launch and land safely. We witness so many failed launches which in the majority of cases are due to poor technique (walking too far upwind, pulling the bar all the way in, having the wrong hand on the wrong side of the bar etc.). Get proper instruction for this to prevent accidents. Get into the water with your kite as close to the water as possible to minimise the risk in case something goes wrong. The safest would be to have both the Pilot and the kite over the water
5) Your friend, boyfriend, or family member may be good kiters but are not necessarily good instructors. Professional kite schools have qualified instructors, insurance, permits and use safer under-powered kites and shorter lines in the early stage of the learning process. Hooking your 10m kite to your 55kg girlfriend for her to fly on the beach in 25 knots is NOT safe and will most likely result in an accident and potentially injure others as well. If you choose to learn with an unqualified instructor, please choose an area with less traffic and be respectful of others around you.
6) Learn to use your safety systems. If your kite suddenly drifts to the power zone on land by mistake or if you are in a tangle situation with another kite, ACTIVATE YOUR QUICK RELEASE NOW. Not acting quickly could result in bad consequences and you may end up losing your kite due to excessive tangles jamming your safety system
7) Carry a hook knife on your harness, this could save your life!
😎 Hook your safety leash at the front or on the side of your harness. Hooking your safety leash at the back of your harness is dangerous as you may not be able to reach it in an emergency.
9) Avoid self-launching and self-landing on on a busy beach with people / kites / obstacles inside or close to your wind window. This in an unnecessary risk which will eventually cause an accident that won't involve just yourself but also others downwind of you.
10) Learn to self-rescue and if you don't know how to do it, get a professional instructor to show you, this could save your life and your gear. If you kite in deep waters without being able to rescue yourself you will force others to help you when you get in trouble.
11) Learn the right of way rules. Any kiter that is entering the water has the right of way over anyone coming in towards the beach. If you are kiting back towards the beach and you see someone trying to get into the water from the beach you must turn around and him/her priority. There are a few exceptions, check with local kiters at the spot or check our guides online.
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