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St Kilda

St Kilda

St Kilda - Melbourne - Victoria, Australia

Kitesurf

St. Kilda is six kilometres from Melbourne and is well known for its bohemian culture. It’s Melbourne’s leisure centre and St. Kilda is the most famous beach in the city. Kite fever has led many locals and Melbourne residents to this world famous spot which is ideal for the sport with its constant winds and flat water. To reach the spot there are two options. The smallest access point is by the Catani Gardens which are next to Pier Road, to the left of the breakwater on a small fine sandy beach in St. Kilda Harbour. It has free parking and is easy access with equipment.

The other option is just below Beaconsfield Parade between the Go Kite School and the West Beach Bathers pavilion where there is a much larger and busier white sandy beach. The parking is at the end of the beach and is very accessible with the equipment. The area is protected by the port and there’s also a long breakwater that leads to the estuary, leaving perfect freestyle conditions. It’s one of the largest sailing areas with constant conditions in Australia. An authentic wall against the sea closing the bay almost completely, except for the entrance to Fort Nepean. This, united with the heat from Melbourne city and the good wind conditions, makes Port Phillip Bay a unique place to do wind sports.

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Conditions

St. Kilda is distinguished by its tourism and almost certain conditions. The wind isn’t as strong as in Perth but if you’re in Melbourne and there’s a sea breeze you shouldn’t miss out on a session. The wind usually blows between October and the beginning of March, and depending on your needs, you’ll find the perfect spot in the bay. In St. Kilda Harbour, the NNE wind tends to be between 5 and 15 knots, making it ideal for beginners. The water is flat and well sheltered. 

In Fawker Beacon and Mordialloc the wind component is N and NW and usually between 5 and 10 knots. It’s a little choppy. For those in search of waves, you should head to the South Channel where there’s a more exposed zone with stronger wind, between 20 and 40 knots, NNE. In Point Wilson strong winds are predominant but it maintains flat water conditions due to its geographical position in the elbow of the bay. The wind component is NNE with between 15 and 30 knots. In Altona you’ll find a good zone for intermediate riders which is less sheltered from the waves. It needs ENE wind and usually has between 5 and 15 knots.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Wave, Freestyle, Race
  • Wind
    S, SSW, SW
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Time of year
    From October to March
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