Victorian kitesurfing locations

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** '''[http://thewindmap.com/wiki/index.php/North_Ricketts-Australia_%26_New_Zealand North Ricketts]''': South Westerly ** '''[http://thewindmap.com/wiki/index.php/North_Ricketts-Australia_%26_New_Zealand North Ricketts]''': South Westerly
** '''[http://thewindmap.com/wiki/index.php/South_Ricketts-Australia_%26_New_Zealand South Ricketts]''': South Easterly or North Westerly ** '''[http://thewindmap.com/wiki/index.php/South_Ricketts-Australia_%26_New_Zealand South Ricketts]''': South Easterly or North Westerly
-* '''Beaumauris''' - S, SW, SE, E 
* '''Mentone'''- S, SW, W * '''Mentone'''- S, SW, W
* '''Parkdale''' - S, SW, W * '''Parkdale''' - S, SW, W

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Kitesurfing near HMAS Cerberus
Kitesurfing near HMAS Cerberus

Victorian kitesurfing locations are many and varied. This article provides a summary of locations, their best wind direction, and links to other information.

Disclaimer: Verify site information with locals or someone who has kited there before heading out for the first time at a new location.

Contents

Port Phillip Bay

  • St Leonards - N,NE, E SE
  • Indented Head - N, NE, E, SE
  • Portarlington - N, NW, NE
  • Point Henry - N, NW, NE,W
  • St Helens - NE, E, SE
  • Altona Beach. Wind SE, SW, S (onshore). Beginners and above.
  • Williamstown - S,SW,SE
  • Sandridge Beach. Wind S (onshore) to SE. Small surf. Intermediate and above.
  • Port Melbourne. Wind SW, S, SE. Small surf. Intermediate and above.
  • St Kilda. Wind S to SW. Beginners and above.
  • Elwood - S, SW,W, NW
  • Brighton. Best wind S to SW. N, NW, W (onshore) possible for advanced kiters. Reefs.
  • Hampton. Best wind S to SW. W (onshore) for advanced kiters. Small surf.
  • Sandringham - S, SW, W
  • Half Moon bay - S, SW,W
  • Black Rock - S, SW, W
  • Ricketts Point - Advanced only. Cliffs and reefs. Popular with windsurfers.
  • Mentone- S, SW, W
  • Parkdale - S, SW, W
  • Mordialloc - S, SW, W, NW
  • Aspendale/Gnotuk Ave. Best wind S to SE. SW (onshore) for advanced kiters.
  • Chelsea - SW, W, NW
  • Bonbeach, Carrum - SW, W, NW
  • Seaford - SW, W, NW
  • Frankston. Best wind NW and SW. W (onshore) for advanced kiters.
  • Mornington - N, NW
  • Mt Martha - N, NW, W
  • Safety Beach - W
  • Rosebud - N, NW, NE
  • Rye - N, NW, NE
  • Sorrento. Best wind NE, NW. N (onshore) for advanced kiters

West coast

  • Torquay. Wind SW or S. SE (onshore). Surf.
  • 13th Beach. Wind SW or SE. S (onshore). Surf.
  • Ocean Grove. Wind SW or S. SE (onshore). Surf.
  • Apollo Bay Wind SE, NW, E (onshore). Surf. Long day trip from Melbourne.

East coast

  • Portsea Back Beach. Wind W or S. SW is onshore.
    • The Mornington Peninsula back beaches are not for the faint hearted or beginner.
    • Warning: big surf.
  • Shoreham - W, SW
  • Point Leo - S, SE, SW
  • Balnarring - S, SE, SW, W
  • Phillip Island - N, NE, NW
  • Inverloch (inlet). Wind SW, SE. S (onshore) for advanced kiters.
  • Inverloch (bar). Wind SE, SW, S (onshore)
  • Sandy Point (inlet). All wind directions possible.
    • WSW & E/NE work best on speed courses
    • SE & N work best for waves
    • Long day trip from Melbourne.

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