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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‼ COUNCIL URGES RESIDENTS TO COME HOME NOW AND REQUESTS NON-RESIDENTS TO GO HOME
The Shire of Exmouth has been very clear of late that our single most important objective is the safety and wellbeing of our Local Community.
Yesterday we asked all travellers to re-think their need to visit Exmouth during this Pandemic Crisis.
So far, it seems that the message hasn’t got through as the level of holiday bookings starts to outweigh the cancellations.
Exmouth, and the Ningaloo Region, is one of the most welcoming holiday destinations in existence and most certainly will be again on the other side of this unprecedented emergency, but right now, we can not cater for ANY visitors.
Today, the Council is calling on the State Government to fast track proposals restricting travel within regions, and to go the extra step, requiring non-locals to head home.
Our small remote town is not only ill-equipped to handle the spread of COVID-19 if the virus presents, but is absolutely incapable of supporting any more people than our local population.
THE CLEAR MESSAGE WE ARE TRYING TO SEND IS THIS:
The best place to ride out this crazy time is close to your home. We absolutely want locals to come home, but are requesting all non-locals to go home.
For those travellers with no home, we recommend being close to major regional centres or cities that are better resourced to welcome you, both from a health and a supply point of view.
Local Government is trying it’s best to support our community, but we need the State Government to help us in our efforts.
If you are still thinking of hooking up the caravan, and heading to our region to “Ride this out”, we ask with all sincerity... PLEASE DON'T.
Our supermarket is not coping due to warehouse shortages and rationing, and our community relies heavily on our local IGA’s ability to source enough grocery supplies to sustain our very small population.
We do not have the luxury of going to the next suburb if our local supermarket is low on stock. Our closest suburb is 360km away.
We absolutely understand the devastating blow this is to the Resorts, Caravan Parks and Holiday Homes within our town, and are hoping that they, as an integral part of our community will support councils position, accept cancellations, reject new bookings and work with affected travellers by refunding or re-scheduling holiday plans.
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NOTIFICATION OF LANCELIN BEACH CLOSURE
We have been advised by the Department of Defence that live firing and military training will be conducted at the Lancelin Defence Training Area during 4 & 5 March 2020.
The activity will involve low flying aircraft and large explosions. Access to the area will be strictly controlled during this period with warning notices and sentries posted.
Lancelin beach access will be closed between Dide Bay and South Rocks Reef from 8am to 8pm, tomorrow Wednesday 4 March and 8am to 8pm Thursday 5 March.
The public are reminded that access to the training area is
prohibited; it is an offence to trespass on Commonwealth Land and disregard Danger and Warning signs. Unexploded ammunition is extremely dangerous. Any unexploded ammunition found must not be handled or disturbed. Its location is to be reported to the nearest Police Station or the Caretaker.
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