City Beach / Floreat is a great spot for advanced wave riders. In summer, City Beach is a very popular starting point for downwinders toward Trigg Beach. The small launch area with obstacles can be tricky, but the infinite waves are worth the trouble. The launching / landing area can get very crowded. Keep a safe distance from obstacles and beach goers when launching/landing your kite.
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: A common afternoon wind direction especially during the hottest parts of summer (January-February). On very hot summer days, due South winds are often weaker in strength and may arrive later in the afternoon.
SSW: The most common afternoon wind direction during the summer months in Perth (October-April). This wind direction is ideal for this location.
SW: A true South-West breeze happens on occasions during the summer months.
WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N: These winds will blow predominantly during winter (May-September). Winter winds are usually generated by storm fronts and can be unpredictable, gusty and on-shore.
NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SE, SSE: These winds will take you off-shore at this location and must be avoided by all kitesurfers.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Small launch with obstacles and signs: Do not launch and land close to obstacles!
- The launching area is 50m North of the groyne
- Launching and landing forbidden between the two groynes
- Give way to beach users
- Swell varies. This location can have heavy waves
- Avoid kitesurfing close to swimmers, beach goers and other water users
- Stay away from Surf Life Saving Clubs flagged area
- Stay away from the groyne: it is an obstacle, it disturbs the wind and it creates sketchy waves
- Wave riding etiquette applies
- Easy Acces
- Great location for waves
- Not recommended for learners
- Can be crowded
- Obstacles in the launching area