It's possible to enjoy kitesurfing in Broome's Cable Beach in the occasional sea breezes you can get there. Extremely high tides, light winds and hidden rocks can make this location challenging. Please give way to the public, Cable Beach is a popular tourist destination and can get busy at times.
If you're into land-kiting (on a mountain board or a kite-buggy) Cable Beach is possibly the best location in Western Australia for this. At low tides, the beach is very wide and the sand is hard packed, perfect for land-kiting!
A small kitesurfing community exists in Broome. Please follow their advice and recommendations. No kitesurfing shops or schools can be found in Broome.
Please note: this location guide is a guide for kitesurfing spots in Perth and other parts of Western Australia. This is NOT a list of where our school operates from. KiteBud conducts lessons ONLY from Pinnaroo Point in Hillarys.
🧭 Wind Compass
S, SSW, SW, NW, NNW, N : These wind directions are ideal for kitesurfing at this location.
WSW, W, WNW: These wind directions are predominantly On-Shore at this location which isn't ideal for kitesurfing, but the best wind directions for land-kiting.
NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE: These wind directions are off-shore at this location and must be avoided by all kitesurfers.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Extremely high tides (8 to 9m!) will create dangerous currents that can impact your riding. Ride when the tide is at its lowest or highest to avoid the strongest currents.
- Hidden rocks at mid to high tides
- Keep a safe distance and give way to other beach users
- Cars are often present on the beach
- Easily Accessible
- An excellent location for land-kiting
- Possibly the most beautiful sunset you'll see in Western Australia
- Hidden rocks
- Wind is often light, On-Shore and can be unreliable
- Not suitable for beginners
- No kitesurfing shops or schools can be found in Broome