The Green Pins shows locations that, if the weather conditions are stable and consistent, may be good locations for kiters. There may still be hazards to avoid. Seek info from the locals before heading out, and please make sure you’ve had proper kite lessons, and don’t kite in unsuitable conditions.
The Yellow Pins indicate spots more suitable for intermediate kiters as there may be some more dangerous or difficult conditions.
The Purple Pins show locations that are only suitable for advanced riders. This may be because of things like: limited launching & landing options, trees, obstacles, powerful waves, stronger currents, rocks, or unpredictability of wind conditions etc.
The red shaded areas indicate areas where under no circumstance you should be kiting! These vary from council enforced bans to water ways restrictions etc. If any member were to have an incident in these areas that required claiming on the 3rd party insurance then there may be NO COVER as you are in breach of the safe kiting guidelines set out by Kiteboarding Australia.
Wind from NE: pretty much any of the hundreds of beaches facing East or North are suitable. Be sure to check the forecast before heading out as late Southerly change are quite common and can be strong and sudden. See our Weather page for more information.
NB: Kitesurfing is not permitted at any time anywhere in Sydney Harbour, Randwick or Waverley council beaches (which include Bondi and Maroubra beaches). i.e. it is illegal to kite there even after or before the flags are up.
Wind from NW: Kurnell in Sydney, Picnic Point near The Entrance, Palm Beach on the Pittwater side, Squids near Blacksmith
Wind from SW: Boat Harbour near Cronulla, Canton Beach near The Entrance, Jimmy’s Beach at Hawks Nest, Lake Illawarra, Callala Beach in Jervis Bay