Point Walter (aka ''Point Walter Sand Spit'', ''Point Walter Sand Bar'') is a great spot for summer mornings Easterly and North-Easterly winds. This location can get crazy busy, especially when the wind blows above 15 knots. Freestylers will ride on the West side of the point (offshore winds) and must be prepared for a self-rescue (drifting downwind towards Mosman Park) in case anything goes wrong. Other kitesurfers are advised to ride on the East side of the Point (on-shore winds). The riders must be respectful of other beach users and water traffic. Kitesurfing schools sometimes operate at this location. Due to the heavy traffic and gusty on-shore winds, beginners must be very cautious and keep a safe distance from shore and others. This location is NOT suitable in SE winds. In SE winds, use Pelican Point instead.
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
E, ENE : These are the most suitable wind directions for this location. These winds are typically blowing on summer mornings and occasionally during winter months. Although most of these winds are light to moderate, they can occasionally blow between 20 and 30 knots.
NE, ESE: These wind directions can be very gusty due to the wind passing over nearby land.
SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N, NNE: These winds are not suitable for this location.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Sharp rocks only visible at low tide, North East of the Sand Bar.
- Sharp shells (booties recommended)
- Stay away from boat launches and jetties
- Jet skis and water skiing area. Be cautious and respectful toward other water users
- Boat traffic around the sand bar (Boat channel). Stay away from boats and respect appropriate right of way rules
- Walkers and fishermen on the sand bar
- Beach goers and swimmers East of the jetty
- Good for wakestyle on the offshore side of the point
- One of the only location in Perth that works on Easterly winds
- In the hottest days of summer, easterly winds can occasionally blow between 20 and 30 knots in early mornings
- Easterly winds typically drop off from mid-morning (10-11AM) and can be unreliable, light and gusty
- Boat traffic
- Can get very crowded
- Challenging conditions and location for beginners
- Straight on shore winds on the Eastern side of the point
- Straight off shore winds on the Western side of the point