Australias's Most Popular Watersports Website
Started in 1997, Seabreeze.com.au officially became Australia's most popular Watersports Website in 2007, and has been each year since. Thank you for your continued support!
(Results audited yearly by Experian)

The rumours are true!

If you heard that we're ocean junkies, we admit it. We can't get enough of being in or on the water. What drives you? A howling 30 knots, a solid 6 foot swell, or maybe a complete glass off so you can drop a line in?

We share your passion and this site was setup for you & I. Do you want to know the conditions right now, and what the wind & waves are going to do? So do I!

Apart from weather, you'll find busy forums, news, how-to articles, classifieds, events and more, to keep you informed and getting out doing your sport.

Testiment to our commitment to serving ocean junkies, Seabreeze is the #1 choice of Kitesurfers, Stand Up Paddlers, Windsurfers, and Surfers/Longboarders. We are honoured to host the most popular watersports forums/2nd hand listings for each of these sports - more ocean crazed addicts than any other site in Australia! - an honour & a privelige - thanks crew!

Latest Watersport News

Title This week an 18 year old man was bitten by a shark while spearfishing off the QLD coast, later dying from his injuries.
Conditions have been world class in Perth this week, so you can imagine the beaches were literally jam packed with kiteboarders doing downwinders!
Rottnest Island in Western Australia is a pretty special place. Not only is it ideal for stand up paddling, kiteboarding and windsurfing, it's an incredible sanctuary for marine life big and small.
It's being called Animal Thursday, the 'Black Swell', or just simply the biggest day of the year. Pumped out by supertyphoon Hagupit (the same one that smashed the Phillipines early last week), the waves were reaching heights in excess of 100ft.
When news of a once-in-a-lifetime storm hit the headlines this week, Kevin Langeree and Ruben Lenten got on the first flight out to Ireland, with 5m kites in their bags and a film crew in tow to film the lot.
Entries now open for this iconic windsurfing & kitesurfing race
The phrase "Like a girl" has been copping a bit of flak lately, so when we say Gisela Pulido and Paula Novotn? kite 'like girls', we mean they kite better than most guys we know!
"You don't see people walking like crabs do ya, people walk forward, with the direction in front of them. No-ones walking sideways, we need to take this back. We didn't walk out of a cave sideways, so we're certainly not going to surf sideways."
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you rigged your trailer-sailor on the ramp (like many do), and hoisted the sails? Would you be able to sail that trailer right down the ramp?
And you thought you'd seen it all. Nuh uh, no way, you've never seen this before! Imagine a surfer having the skills to fall off his surfboard, body surf the same wave, then catch his surfboard as it flicks out of the whitewater to simply get back on and
Did you miss the King of the Cut event in WA last weekend? It was Australia's biggest and best downwind run, with over 80 paddlers surfing their way up the WA coastline including some big names from overseas! Don't worry if you did miss it, because Matty
In a bid to boost the Tasmanian Game Fishing Tourism industry, both the state and federal government are providing funding to local businesses in order to help them get started.
Kiting on Christmas day is a must-do experience for any kiteboarder, the stoke you share with other kiters, the burning sand on your feet and the smell of Beers and BBQ's on the beach make it a truly great session no matter the conditions.
In perfect weather conditions 17-year-old Olly Bridge from Devon, UK stormed across the Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island, Western Australia to win the fifth annual Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kiteboarding race today.
While belting along at 19 knots last week, the Volvo 60 Team Vestas Wind ran into the Cargados Carajos Shoals in the Indian Ocean, 430 km north east of Mauritius. Tearing the stern of the multi-million dollar boat to pieces and leaving the crew left stran
Windiest places in Australia:
VictoriaWILSONS PROMONTORY34 knots, SW
New South WalesSYDNEY AIRPORT26 knots, SSW
VictoriaHOGAN ISLAND25 knots, WSW
Western AustraliaGERALDTON OFFSHORE22 knots, S
VictoriaGABO ISLAND22 knots, W
New South WalesBELLAMBI POINT22 knots, SSW
New South WalesKURNELL22 knots, SSW

Windless places in Australia:
Western AustraliaBROOME2 knots, N
Western AustraliaWOODMAN POINT2 knots, SE
QueenslandTOWNSVILLE2 knots, E
South AustraliaNOARLUNGA2 knots, ESE
VictoriaMELBOURNE3 knots, W
QueenslandSPITFIRE CHANNEL3 knots, WSW
QueenslandWILLIAMSON3 knots, SSE
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Seabreeze competitions & results...

Wow! We've given away over $65,000 of prizes given away so far - the last being a $3000 holiday to the Cocos Islands. Plenty more competitions to come, to keep everything interesting & fun!

Ever wondered where to find the results for a competitions? Just look under the "News" menu, and click the Competitions item.

Click to browse past competition entries, and the winners.

News & How-To's

Every week we have fresh news for many sports, and how-to articles to get your improving...

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Used / 2nd Hand Watersports Gear - The Seabreeze Buy & Sell

The classifieds have been helping watersports junkies trade gear for over 10 years, with an easy to use and trusted listing service. Simple to use, you can list for free, or invest in a premium photo listing for maximum exposure.

Easily Australia's largest and most popular listings of Kitesurfing Kites & Boards, , SUP Boards, Surfboards, and Windsurfing equiment...

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Sailing, Boating, Fishing or Surfing?

Welcome! You've now found the site that will get your out on the water in the best conditions, more often.

No more wasted trips to the beach to check the weather!

For over ten years, it's been our pleasure to provide the tools needed to get out on the ocean the day when conditions are perfect.

Seabreeze.com.au really has been built by hardcore water enthusiasts. We've tweaked every feature of the site to make it as easy as possible to use - our goals it to get you out doing what you want to be doing, more often and having more fun!

Kitesurfing / Kiteboarding

Developed in the late 90's, a kitesurfer (or 'kiteboarder') uses a board (often with foot-straps), and is pulled across the water by a powerful kite. Once powered up, there is no limit to fun that can be had kitesurfing! From cruising and carving on flat water, to massive jumps and tricks through to wave riding. Riders are pushing the boundaries in the surf using strapless surfboards - true testament to their skill of controlling a powerful kite whilst ripping up the wave.

Kitesurfing has exploded in popularity due to the small amount of equipment required, and the huge wide wind range of modern kites. When the sport was first developed, the kites were quite lethal and fatalities were recorded. Through advances in control systems and kite design, modern day kites are far safer and the sport more accessible than ever before.

Seabreeze.com.au is Australia's #1 portal for kitesurfing - see it all at:
  * Australia's most popular Kitesurfing Forum,
  * Australia's biggest offering of Kiteboarding Gear here.   
  * Latest kiteboarding News,
  * Listing of all Australian Kitesurfing Events and,
  * Articles to improve your kiteboarding!

Windsurfing

Developed in the 70's, windsurfing uses a board, usually two to five meters long and powered by a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating flexible joint called the Universal Joint (U-Joint). Unlike a rudder-steered sailboat, a windsurfer is steered by the tilting and rotating of the mast and sail as well as tilting and carving the board.

A windsurfer can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning maneuvers, and other "freestyle" moves. Windsurfers were the first to ride the world's largest waves, such as Jaws on the island of Maui, and, with very few exceptions, it was not until the advent of tow-in surfing that waves of that size became accessible to surfers.

Windsurfing includes speed sailing, slalom, course racing, wave sailing, superX, and freestyle as distinct disciplines.

Seabreeze.com.au is Australia's #1 portal for windsurfing - see it all at:
  * Australia's most popular Windsurfing Forum,
       (& home to all state association windsurfing forums)
  * Australia's biggest offering of Windsurfing equipment
  * Latest Windsurfing News,
  * Listing of all Australian Windsurfing Events and,

Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

The first stand up paddle boards emerged in Waikiki in the early 1950s. It's taken over 50 years for it to appear as the latest emerging sport with thousands grabbing a paddle for the first time, every day.

All you need is a board and a paddle and you're off having fun. Apart from the excellent fitness obtained by SUP (sure beats treadmills and stationary bikes), it gets you out in the elements, having fun and experiencing adventure.

From a relaxing cruise around the river to hard core big wave riding, Stand Up Paddle is accessible to everybody.

 *  Visit Australia's most popular Stand Up Paddle forum
 *  Check the Stand Up Paddle photo gallery
 *  Read a full article on the history of SUP here..,

You can also rapidly reach Standup Paddle content via our new portal - standuppaddle.net.au
It's true, many people mispell or misstype "seabreeze" - we've seen seabreaze, seebreeze, seabreez and more. For all these typing mistakes there's only one spelling that'll get you on the water more often - seabreeze.com.au!