Point Walter kite spot in Western Australia

Oceania kitesurf spot in Australia

oint walter is a large sand bar extending into the Swan river, which basically offers two kite spots. One is an onshore wind spot with pretty flat water, and on the other side of the sand bar the wind blows offshore, creating a butter flat spot perfect for freestyle and wakestyle kiteboarders. It can get crazy busy with kitesurfers as well as other beach users on summer days when the wind picks up, so you need to be confident launching and landing in a tight spot, and also watch out for boats and other water users once out kitesurfing. It’s a great kite spot, one of the only spots in the area which works in Easterly wind and is a favourite for local kitesurfers, which is why it can get so overcrowded.

Off Season

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Jun
  4. Jul
  5. Aug
  6. Sep
  7. Oct

Early Season

  1. Nov

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Dec

Late Season

  1. Mar

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Point Walter

The kite season starts in about November and goes until March, and during that time you’ll normally find Easterly winds blowing early in the morning here. It’s usually lighter, about 15-20 knots but it can blow between 20-30 knots on really hot mornings so check the forecast before you head down. As the wind is thermal it’s not always shown on the forecast and it’s worth asking local kiters or kite schools for information if you aren’t sure about the conditions. It only works in Easterly winds, anything else you’ll want to head elsewhere.

The kite launching and landing area is pretty small, and you’ll need to watch out for rocks closer to the jetty, which only become visible at low tide. Just be aware of your surroundings and give way to other beach and water users, this is a special spot and it would be a shame to lose access due to kitesurfers acting entitled.

Around the kite spot Point Walter

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Wind Forecast for Point Walter

Wind Stats for Point Walter

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    near the spot

  • camper parking

    Only by day

  • car parking

    At the spot

  • public transport

    Good

  • rental cars

    Recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts, long neo, short neo

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    river delta

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • wind daytime

    in the afternoon, midday

At the spot

  • emergency

    A medical center, Kite repair

  • has restaurant

    Yes

  • has toilet

    Yes