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

The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the 8th SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville's most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the
A new class of kiteboard racing, in a world class event with consistent trade winds & warm water
Don't try this at home. Don't even try it at the Beach. Don't try it anywhere. When a movie from the troublesome trio of Kevin Langaree, Nick Jacobsen and Youri Zoon begins with this statement, you know it's going to be nuts. Rest assured, it is.
The warm north Queensland welcome mat is out for the large monohull and multihull fleet competing in the 8th SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which starts tomorrow.
When Mr Slater speaks, everyone listens. So when he says Round Three of competition at Teahupoo was possibly the best day ever, it must have been good.
It's been a week of ups and downs for the sailors competing in Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with light winds at the beginning of the event, and strong gusty conditions to end it.
Looking to work in the kitesurfing industry? Here's your chance..
The prize-wheel of bindings VS footstraps keeps on goin' around and around, and this year the wheel has stopped on Bindings. With several of the major brands releasing their own sets of 'boots' this year, the closed toe revolution is here, but will it sta
Poor dolphin, he was just having a surf during the Vintner's Surf Classic in Jongensfontein, South Africa. He pulled in, lined up the lip and then BOOM!
Despite warning signs in several languages, The Department of Primary Industries in NSW are still finding anglers recreationally fishing in the waters West of Sydney Harbour Bridge, which for years have been banned from commercial fishing.
This week a woman from Paris was staying in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. A lovely seaside holiday destination in France, when she decided to go for a paddle. So despite it being quite late, she grabbed a stand up paddle board and headed off.
You know the feeling. Looking at the horizon you spot a monster, it's building fast and you know you're stuck on the inside. Arms burning, you reach as far as you can in a desperate bid to make it before the lip throws.
Light winds have hampered racing off Hamilton Island with the first two days of racing being held in winds in the sub 5 knot range, allowing the high performance divisions to shine.
Every year in winter, small groups of shop owners get flown all over the world by kiteboarding companies showing off shiney new kites and slick looking boards.
Entries for this year's SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014, close this Friday, 22nd August.
Windiest places in Australia:
QueenslandDOUBLE IS PT34 knots, SSE
Western AustraliaCAPE LEEUWIN33 knots, NW
Western AustraliaCAPE NATURALISTE25 knots, NW
Western AustraliaBUSSELTON JETTY23 knots, N
QueenslandCAPE MORETON20 knots, SSE
QueenslandHERON ISLAND20 knots, SE
New South WalesNORAH HEAD19 knots, S

Windless places in Australia:
Western AustraliaPERTH2 knots, NW
VictoriaPORT FAIRY2 knots, SE
VictoriaPOUND CREEK2 knots, N
South AustraliaPARAWA2 knots, WSW
Northern TerritoryDUM IN MIRRIE2 knots, SSW
TasmaniaSMITHTON2 knots, E
VictoriaAIREYS INLET3 knots, WSW
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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
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