Little Lagoon is an easily accessible kitesurfing location in Shark Bay. The water surface is always flat, but the wind is often very gusty. It is ideal for short beginner downwinders. A kitesurfing school: Shark Bay Kitesurfing operates in the Shark Bay area:
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
SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW: These are the usual wind directions in Spring, Summer and Autumn in Shark Bay. These directions will usually deliver the best quality winds, however, in this location the wind will always be gusty.
WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE: These wind directions can work in this location, however, they tend to be less reliable and even more gusty.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Keep clear of fishermen and other beach users
- Contrary to popular belief, Venomous Stone fish are NOT likely to be present in the Lagoon itself, however, they can be found in the river mouth between the lagoon and the ocean.
- Wind can get very gusty no matter the direction as the lagoon is surrounded by land
- Occasionally, there's no wind down on the water, but plenty up high. It can be tricky to relaunch the kite
- Gustier winds on the Eastern end of the lagoon
🅿️ Access and Parking
It is possible to park in the parking spot at the far East end of the lagoon, where amenities are available. However, this part of the lagoon is often very gusty. It is preferable for kitesurfers to use the 4WD access and park directly on the beach.
- Flat water beginner friendly
- Can work with any direction of wind
- Has both shallow and deep water areas
- One of the only places in Shark Bay with deep enough water for hydrofoiling
- Impossible to drift out in open Ocean
- Wind is always gusty
- Only works well with stronger winds (20+ knots)
- Expect a long walk if you end up on the other side of the of the lagoon
- Sharp shells on the beach and in the water: easy to cut your feet and damage your kite
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