The breezes and rolling swells of Western Australia are a favourite for kitesurfers who take to the waves in spectacular form, carving them apart and performing daring aerial jumps and somersaults.
Kiters are encouraged to seek advice from local kiters and to follow established safety guidelines for each of the recommended locations. For more information on kiting in Western Australia, visit Western Australian Kitesurfing Association
Many Perth beaches are ideal kite surfing locations. During the summer months Perth's sea breezes provide kiters with numerous locations to choose from. Head to Leighton Beach near Fremantle, Brighton Beach (just south of Scarborough) or Pinnaroo Point and Mullaloo Beach in the northern suburbs.
Shoalwater Bay, opposite Penguin Island is a great location for learners perfecting their body dragging skills. Shoalwater Bay is also one of the premier flat water locations near Perth.
'Gero' has reputation as one of the windiest spots on the West Australian coast. Strong sea breezes kick from November through to March making spots like Point Moore, Sunset Beach and St George's Beach popular.
With good kite surfing at the mouth of the Blackwood River, Augusta makes an excellent location for intermediate to expert kitesurfers looking for sensational flat water experiences.
Hard core kite surfers who are in the know head here for some of the State's best flat water conditions which extend as far north as Cape Range and Exmouth.
Dotted with scenic offshore islands, Esperance suits all levels of kitesurfers boasting clear and refreshingly cool water. Wind conditions are best from January to March and waves well worth the eight-hour drive from Perth.
With an uncrowded excellent kiting beach providing good kite rigging conditions, Cervantes is becoming a kiting hot spot that's popular with locals and overseas visitors.
Held in February each year, Dongara / Port Denison is the home of the WA Kite Surfing Association's annual "Kitstock" festival. Hundreds of local, intersate and international kitesurfers flock here for a three day weekend to take advantage of the quality local facilities and the mix of both flat water and waves.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced kiters, 'Lano' is a well known location, approximately one hour north of Perth that provides a mix of flat water kiting and great waves out the back. 'Lano' gets great winds during the season and is popular with both kiters and windsurfers.
Gnaraloo is a mecca for experienced kite surfers. You can experience some of the longest wave rides on the WA coast here. Seabreezes occur from October through until March. Be aware though, it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted with large waves, strong currents and sharp coral.
Melville Beach suits beginner to expert kitesurfers with its large protected shallow bay and long narrow beach, while Pelican Point with its onshore winds attracts the more experienced kiters.