Adelaide, the liveliest city in Australia, is the capital of South Australia state and is situated on the Adelaide Plains and more specifically at the north side of Fleurieu Peninsula. It was built next to Torrens River and is surrounded by the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf St Vincent. The climate is considered to be Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers when temperatures can reach up to 42°C/107.60°F, and humid and cool winters with frequent rainfalls.
Adelaide is a popular destination for the lovers of windsurfing, offering a great number of beaches, suitable for this extreme sport. Henley Beach South, situated on the west side of the city, is one of the most popular ones, providing a good sea breeze from July until January.
The winds are usually 15-25 kn/27.7-46.3 kph and are best for windsurfing when they come from south, southwest and north. The water is usually shallow and clean except for the rainy days, and is best when the tide is low. The beach is sandy, but beware because its size depends on the tide.
Note: Be careful of the sharks on really windy days.