Nicholson Point is an easily accessible location close to Denham in Shark Bay. It is a great location for beginners who wants to practice body dragging and water starts. The shallow flat water of this location makes it easy to ride for every level, from complete novice to advanced freestyler. At very low tide, a sand bar sometimes appears, creating a mirror-like flat water perfect for unhooking. A kitesurfing school operates from this locaion: Shark Bay Kitesurfing. Beware of the shells on the beach and in the water. They can easily damage your kite and cut your feet. Beware of the low tides which can bring very shallow waters.
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 most common wind directions in Shark Bay between September and May.
WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW, N: Although these wind directions aren't very common, they are perfectly suitable for this location.
ESE: This wind direction tends to be a bit gusty as it passes slightly over the land. It will also easily take you off-shore if you drift too far downwind.
NNE, NE, ENE, E: These wind directions are unsuitable for this location.
⚠️ Dangers and Restrictions
- Wind turbulence close to the cliff
- Wind shadow around the parking
- Razor shells in the water
- Sharp shells on the beach can damage equipment. Self launching on the beach is not recommended. It is advised to do a drift launch if self launching is necessary
- Keep a respectful distance from kitesurfing school operations
- Sand bar shape changes with tidal movement
- Water can get very shallow at low tide
- Keep clear of fishermen
- Think about tide movement when leaving equipment on the beach
- Shallow water
- Easy launching from the sand bar
- Lots of space with little traffic
- Works in a lot of wind directions
- Very safe beginner friendly location
- Easily accessible
- Booties needed
- Sharp shells can damage equipment
- Long walk from the parking
- No amenities
- Very shallow at low tides
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