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.