If you live in Australia and you love to windsurf, you are lucky. Australia is blessed with so many amazing windsurfing spots—amazing swell, good wind and clean water.
One of the most idyllic places to windsurf is in Western Australia, mainly because of its location near the Indian Ocean. Its unpopulated and pristine waters make it enjoyable to windsurf. The area also brags 12,000 kilometers of unspoilt coastline where you can find flat water to powerful waves.
You can try to visit Margaret River, a personal favorite. To go here, you just have to drive three and a half hours to the south of Perth. Some of you may think that this is quite a long drive, but I tell you—it’s all worth it. This place is famous for it’s amazing waves, and lots of surfers consider this as paradise. Now, it is starting to be another favorite of windsurfers just like me.
The most remarkable thing about the Margaret River is its swells. I recommend this for those adventurous types of windsurfers who are planning to practice their tricks such as jumping, rotating, sliding, flipping and looping. You just have to be really careful because the waves can be dangerous too.
If you want to take your windsurfing to the next level, you can visit Gnaraloo. Hailed as the “mecca for experienced wavesailors”, the waves there can be very unforgiving. If you are not an expert, the waves and strong currents can easily smash you against sharp corals.
Another windsurfing spot I have found is at Wyndham Harbour. This is located in the outer, southwestern suburb of Melbourne.It is very convenient to visit, because it is just half an hour away from Melbourne’s Central Business District. I go here almost every weekends to windsurf as well as to enjoy the sparkling beaches, eat and drink my favorite food and drinks at various cafes and frolick around the parks. I also love to stay at the waterfront apartments and enjoy the beautiful view.
My friends and I love the breeze at the Wyndham Harbour. When I’m here, I love to use my rotational sail more than the camber-induced one. I love rigging against the blowing wind. It challenges me so much. I recommend Wyndham Harbour for those who are trying to get the hang of windsurfing or just want to practice their skills.