Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, located on the Swan River. The climate here is classified as Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and cool and wet winters. Immerse yourself in the unique combination of stunning natural surroundings, beautiful beaches with clear waters, greenery park-lands and outstanding city architecture that attract visitors all year long.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Pelican Point, Perth, Western Australia Australia
The spot is not suitable for novice practitioners since landing and launching kites can get a bit dangerous and trees line the shore down wind. The spot is recommended exclusively for advanced kite-surfers while beginners should be accompanied by an experienced instructor.
The fenced area is a calm natural reserve and a RESTRICTED AREA, thus it is a no kite zone. The reserve should never be used to launch, land or rig up your kite. Kite-surfers should enter the spot on the eastern part of the river shore. Obey to the directions, given by the Rangers and calm-officers at all times. There is a submerged water hazardous spot on the shoreline, at the very end of the point (which is actually out of bounds, so you shouldn’t kite there – a rusted steel drum with spikes sticking up – deadly to kite and human). Prevailing winds are onshore and practitioners need to pay attention at all times.
Summer season -from December to March, is the best period to kite in Perth. During summer months, the wind consistently blows between noon and 3 pm, from the South-West along to the southern half of the west coast, thus providing the ideal kite-surfing conditions. Temperatures range from 42°C / 107°F during summer season to 4°C / 39°F during winter season. Water’s temperature is warm from November to March, but a shirt is needed to protect yourself from the sun.