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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Now we just need some wind... 🙂INDIAN OCEAN ROADBLOCK TO FINISH
WA's Premier Mark McGowan has just announced that Lancelin will be open to Perth people (and vice versa) from Monday, May 18. This is great news! The roadblock on Indian Ocean Drive will be dismantled next Sunday night and travel between Perth and the wheatbelt will be permitted. There are still restrictions on travel between 4 regions not affecting Lancelin/Perth. Click here for the government's statement - www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-regional-tr...
Lancelin restaurants, pubs and cafes will also be able to re-open on Monday May 18. This means you'll be able to dine in at Lancelin's eateries (max 20 people at 4sq/m per person) from tomorrow week.
The max number of people in groups will be set at 20 people for other social gatherings. WA's border with the eastern states will remain closed and be the last restriction to be lifted. ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve just released our roadmap to carefully ease COVID-19 restrictions to start getting Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of re-starting the State’s economy.
This plan includes specific details on the next phase of easing restrictions in WA – which will take effect on Monday 18 May.
Western Australia has already implemented many of the changes announced by the Prime Minister on Friday.
We have led the way, and other States have looked to us for guidance on the way forward.
Our strong performance in controlling the spread of COVID-19 means we will continue to lead the nation when it comes to easing restrictions.
Our plan has been developed in conjunction with the National Cabinet framework and is based on the best health advice for Western Australia.
Phase 1 is already in place following the cautious relaxing of some restrictions from Monday, 27 April.
Phase 2 will focus on encouraging many Western Australians to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable, so the WA economy can further rebuild in a safe and measured way.
The new phase will come into effect from Monday, 18 May, giving businesses and families time to plan accordingly and includes:
- Indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings lifted to 20 people;
- People are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable;
- Cafés and restaurants can reopen with meal service (including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino), limited to 20 patrons and the 4 square metre per person capacity rule applied;
- Weddings and funerals, limited to up to 20 attendees indoors or 30 outdoors;
- Places of worship, community facilities and libraries to re-open, limited to 20 patrons;
- Community sports (non-contact) limited to 20 people;
- Outdoor or indoor fitness classes (minimal shared equipment) limited to 20 patrons;
- Public swimming pools can open under strict rules (one indoor pool and one outdoor pool), limited to 20 patrons per pool.
If businesses or premises want to reopen in line with these changes, they will be required to complete an official COVID Safety Plan. More details on this will be released shortly, in consultation with industry.
As part of Phase 2, regional travel restrictions will also change, bringing the number of current borders within WA from 13 to only four (not including the Commonwealth Biosecurity zone and remote communities).
The new regional boundaries will allow:
- Travel between the South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth and Peel regions;
- Travel between the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding Biosecurity area);
- Travel within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the Biosecurity area);
- Travel permitted within the Kimberley Local Government areas (the Biosecurity area remains in place).
Following this change, it is expected that Phase 3 will be implemented around four weeks from the commencement of Phase 2. Phase 3 will be finalised in the coming weeks, based on the advice from the Chief Health Officer, and will take into account the infection rates across WA.
Phase 3 will focus on continuing to build stronger links within the community and include further resumption of commercial and recreational activities, and may include:
- Further increases in number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings;
- Possible further relaxation of regional travel restrictions;
- Restrictions further relaxed for gyms, health clubs and indoor sport centres;
- Contact community sport (indoor and outdoor) permitted, with gathering limits;
- Beauty therapy and personal care services permitted;
- Auction houses and real estate auctions (not just online as it is currently); and
- Public playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, skate parks, zoos, cinemas, galleries, museums and concert venues permitted to open, with gathering limits.
Phase 4 and further future easing of restrictions will be assessed and finalised in due course.
Western Australia’s hard border with the rest of Australia will remain in place, and is expected to be among the final restrictions lifted.
For more information on this roadmap and the easing of restrictions, please visit www.wa.gov.au ... See MoreSee Less
Wow the swell certainly delivered in Perth yesterday! What an awesome shot from Gordon 👏🏼
If you was lucky enough (or brave enough) to be playing out, you can find all of the photos up on his website 😁 (www.truespiritphotos.com)
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Timeline PhotosWestern Australia has done an incredible job and we thank the WA community for doing their part and taking COVID-19 seriously.
WA's recent low numbers have been very encouraging. They give us the best chance to minimise community spread of the virus, if everyone continues to act responsibly and follow the advice.
As of tomorrow, health advice is that we can now cautiously relax the number for indoor and outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, while practising social distancing. The following activities can now recommence, while following the health advice:
• Hiking, camping, boating, recreational fishing and picnics within your region
• Outdoor personal training (no sharing equipment)
• Open houses and display home villages
Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment will remain closed.
Restaurants, cafés, food vans, food courts and road houses remain restricted to takeaway and home delivery.
All other restrictions will remain in place for now, in a bid to manage social distancing and better protect Western Australians.
Today’s announcement does not mean that people can have parties with large numbers or flock to popular outdoor spots. We’re relaxing some restrictions to ensure families and friends can stay connected.
While WA’s current low numbers are pleasing, we need to be aware that transmission of the virus is a very high risk and there is no reason to be complacent.
The best way to keep yourself and others safe remains to practise social distancing and at stay home other than for essential activities and connecting with others to maintain your mental health.
It’s important that people continue to avoid unnecessary touching like hugs and handshakes, try to keep 1.5m away from others, and maintain good hygiene and handwashing.
Police will continue to ensure compliance with all COVID-19 restrictions. If you suspect someone is breaching gathering restrictions, a requirement to self-isolate, or a business is not complying with restrictions, contact WA Police on 131 444.
For more COVID-19 information visit www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-community-a... ... See MoreSee Less