Kitesurfing in Australia and best time to go to Perth

October to March

The best time to go kitesurfing in Australia is from October to March.

80-100% Wind Probability

There is a very high chance for wind in Australia from October to March. From November to February, the wind probability is even 90-100%.

Shorty or Lycra

The water temperatures are location dependent. For kitesurfing in Perth, a shorty or neoprene top is usually used. Further north, only boardshorts and lycra are used.

Wind and the best time to go kitesurfing in Australia

How does the wind situation look like in „Terra Australis Incognita“, the unknown country in the southern hemisphere? „Fucking awesome“ would an Ozzy say. The intense sunlight in the interior of the county causes low pressure at the surface. Over the water, high surface pressure will form because of the colder air. The wind will blow from the higher pressure over the water to lower pressure over the land causing the sea breeze – a very reliable thermal wind, which usually begins in the afternoon. Therefore, the sea breeze occurs most often in the spring and summer months because of the greater temperature differences between the ocean and nearby land. The further you travel the Western Australian coast up north, the warmer it gets and thus, the earlier and stronger the breeze occurs.

Apart from the kitesurfing-friendly wind, Western Australia has sunny steppe and desert climate. In Perth, the sun shines daily about 10-14 hours, longer than in any other Australian city. That is why the Aboriginals called the area „Allunga“, which means sun.

Thanks to the sunny weather, the weather temperature is usually all year around higher than 20°C, why a shorty or rushy is all you need. Up north, the water is even much warmer – kitesurfing in boardshorts is no longer just a dream.

As Perth is the most remote major city on earth, it is not a surprise, that enjoying the great outdoors is part of the Western Australian lifestyle. North of Perth the vast nature begins and with it, the adventures part of traveling starts: driving off-road along the over 1000 kilometers of endless beaches and beautiful reefs. The one who takes up the challenge of traveling through the deserted outback will be rewarded with crystal clear flat and shallow water, awesome surf breaks with clean waves, beautiful lonesome beaches and great wind, thanks to the sea breeze.

The Australian Lifestyle

A Land Down Under – to find Australia, you have to turn the Globe not only upside down but also to the other side. That´s how far away this beautiful country is. Once the almost 24 hours journey ends. you will realise shortly that you have truly reached the fifth continent. The customs officials welcome you in the Australian way in a classic ranger outfit: greenish shorts, short-sleeve safari-shirt and outback head. Travellers notice quickly, in this place all works quite different than in the rest of the world.

Kitesurfing in Australia means, the most beautiful and lonesome beaches with amazing coral reefs. But there is much more to look forward to, like Perth as the biggest remote city on earth, the interesting culture and history of the Aboriginal people, the fascinating Outback, and of course: The Ozzy Way of Life! “G´day mate, how´s it going?” is how you say hello and “see you later” for goodbye, although you might not know the people and never see them again.

Also, the ozzy-dress code is way more relaxed than what we are used to. It just needs to do the job and feel comfy. The same goes for the footwear: flip-flops or even barefoot – “just take it easy” also rules that matter.

You not only have to get used to the ozzy-accent but especially to the ozzy-slang. They love to shorten words – brekky for breakfast, arvo for afternoon or roo for kangaroo – and to explain something, the most common words to use are “fucking” and “bloody”. Being straightforward is part of their culture, but at the same time, the Ozzies are still incredibly friendly, helpful, hospitable and very humorous. Just a place to feel good and welcome!

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