Graveyards AKA ''Gravey'' is an excellent & popular wave riding location for advanced & expert riders. Launching and landing can get tricky with wind shadows in South to South-South-West winds. Be careful with the shallow reef and rocks at the bottom. Beach space can be limited for launching and landing at high tide. A kitesurfing school : Exmouth Surf Centre operates in the Exmouth area. Be aware that due South winds are OFF SHORE at this location.
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
SW : This sea breeze wind direction is ideal for kitesurfing at this location. Sea breezes will blow predominantly in the afternoons from Mid-August through March.
WSW : Although not very common, this wind direction would work great for this location.
SSW : This very common summer wind direction will work at this location but will be slightly off-shore and very gusty at launch due to the wind passing over the land.
W, WNW, NW, NNW, N, NNE, NE: these wind directions are unusual but could work for this location
S, SSE, SE, ESE, E, ENE: These wind directions will be off-shore at this location and must be avoided by all kitesurfers.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Wind shadows and possible side-off shore winds (S & SSW winds)
- Advanced wave riding spot: observe the wave-riding right of way rules
- Shallow reef and rocks both on the beach and in the water
- Must be avoided by beginner kitesurfers
🅿️ Access and Parking
The short dirt road leading to the spot can be accessed with any 2WD vehicle. There is no signage from the road so the turn-out can be very easy to miss.
The easiest way to find it is to drive North-East from the Yardie Homestead turn-out (towards Exmouth's town centre) and look for the 3rd dirt road turn-out on your LEFT (approx. 3.5km)
- Excellent wave riding location
- Not unusual to spot turtles and dolphins
- Wind shadows on the beach and close to shore
- Shallow reef and rocks
- Remote location with no amenities
- Not for beginners