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Woodman Point

Woodman Point

Woodman Point - Perth - West Australia, Australia

Kitesurf

Woodman Point is on the western coast of Australia. It’s a suburb in Fremantle that belongs to the city of Perth, 22 kilometres north. The spot is 8 kilometres south of Fremantle in a bay which is protected by Woodman Point Regional Park. It can be accessed from Woodman Point View which is off Cockburn Road. There’s a large free parking area just a few metres from the beach at the end of the road, next to the breakwater. Woodman Point is triangular shaped and contains a bird reserve so don’t cross the dunes as they will be nesting in the bushes. There are some hiking routes that take you to the northern or southern zones depending on the conditions that you want and the beach is spacious enough with no dangers around.

There are excellent conditions for kitesurfing due to the bay being protected by Garden Island, a huge natural wall that shelters it from the constant lashing winds. There are various other spots around the spot and each one has its own characteristics. The southern part of the beach is the most popular for kiters thanks to the onshore winds and clean waves. At the extreme north of the beach, you’ll find side-offshore flat water conditions, perfect for freestylers.

Conditions

It’s one of the best spots for the winter months in the northern hemisphere. The wind doesn’t often fail between October and the beginning of March and is usually between 20 and 30 knots with flat water. The outside temperature is warm but the water can be colder, so a shorty may be necessary but people do go without.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Waves, Freestyle, Race
  • Wind
    N, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW
  • Time of year
    From October to March
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