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.
Lancelin is located only 1.5 Hours from Perth, it offers great wave riding conditions for both windsurfers and kitesurfers. THERE ARE NO KITESURFING SCHOOLS / SHOPS IN LANCELIN. Other than this location (Lancelin Beach aka ''main break'') you will also find 2 other locations: Lancelin Jetty and Lancelin Island (where beginners are encouraged to go to). Lancelin Beach is the most popular spot as it offers a variety of conditions from flat water to waves. You can easily drive on the beach with a 4x4. You MUST stay clear of the windsurfing rigging and launching area North of Lancelin Beach (see map below). Rangers issue fines for non compliance. Please pack up your kites and lines when not in use, other vehicles will not see your bar and lines and will drive over them. Lancelin Beach is NOT recommended for beginners due to the presence of shallow reef, strong currents, waves, wind shadows close to Edwards island, side-off shore winds downwind of the point and the proximity to the windsurfing zone.
🧭 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 allows you to get away from the shore but also come back to shore easily.
SW: A true South-West breeze happens on occasions during the summer months. This wind direction is ideal for this location.
WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N: These winds will blow predominantly during winter (May-September) and are not recommended for beginners. 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
- Wind shadows around Edward Island
- No launching and landing permitted on Back Beach
- Wave riding etiquette applies with all other disciplines on the water
- Keep a safe distance from beach users, fishermen and windsurfers
- Beware of sharp shallow reef North of Edward Island
- Do not launch in the windsurfing zone
- Pack up your kite and lines when not in use
🅿️ Access and Parking
- Park next to the toilet blocks and walk south for 200 meters to setup or drive straight to the beach with your 4WD.
- Avoid driving over the sea weed and soft sand as you may bog down your vehicle!
- Great wave riding location
- Lots of room to play
- Easy drive to the beach with predominantly hard sand
- Wide Beach
- Can get crowded during week end and Holidays
- Not beginner friendly
- Shallow sharp reef
- Lots of seaweed on the beach
- Strong seaweed smell