If you are traveling North along Western Australia's coastline, it could be worth stopping for a session at Port Hedland's Spoil Bank. This spot can work with a wide range of wind directions from land breeze to sea breezes. Summer winds (September through March) tend to blow from the NW/NNW while winter winds (April through August) tend to blow from E / NE directions. Wind statistic for Port Hedland can be found here. Winds are often light / moderate so it's best to have larger kites. Be aware of very high tides (6-7 meters) and stay away from the boat channel on the Western side of the bank.
A small kitesurfing community exists in Port Hedland. Please follow their advice and recommendations. No kitesurfing shops or schools can be found in Port Hedland.
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, NE, NNE, N, NNW, NW: These wind directions are ideal for kitesurfing at this location.
W, WNW: These wind directions can work at this location but may be gusty due the wind passing over nearby land
WSW, SW, SSW, S, SSE, SE, ESE: These wind directions are off-shore at this location and must be avoided by all kitesurfers.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Very high tides: 6-7 meters!
- Beginners must avoid kiting off-shore from the bank
- Hidden rocks
- Avoid the boat channel on the Western side
- Easily Accessible
- Beginner friendly
- Works in land breezes and sea breezes.
- Hidden rocks (booties strongly recommended)
- Wind can be light and unreliable
- No kitesurfing shops or schools can be found in Broome