WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN KITESURFING COMMUNITY!
Seabreeze.com.au has been fortunate to be part of kiteboarding since it's inception, with a large & thriving
forum (including categories for all the state kiting associations),
gear reviews, a massive buy & sell for pre-loved gear,
news and articles for all things kiteboarding,
including contributions by pro riders. A massive photo
gallery contains over 5 years worth of Australian kiteboarding photos.
The kiteboarding forums are famous within the Australian kiteboarding
community. If anything is happening in kiteboarding, you'll find it here. Parties, downwinders, events, beach access,
injuries, travel, gear selection, how to - you name it - there are so many helpful crew in the forums that just about any kiteboarding question
you have can be answered.
The Seabreeze forums are about having a good time - share the knowledge, share the stoke and help each other out. Just be wary that it's full of Australian humour, so don't get too serious!
Working together, Seabreeze.com.au, AKSA (Australian Kitesurfing Association), the state kiting organisations are all working together to promote a safe and responsible entry to the sport.
Safe kiting doesn't mean its any less exciting - it means understanding the weather, understanding your gear, and having respect for others around
you - both on the water & the beach.
If you're interested in starting Kitesurfing, it's easier if you try the sport with help. The kites can be extremely
powerful and without gradually progressing your skill, you can
injure yourself and/or others. If you rig a kite too big for the conditions, or you can't drive the thing,
you can quickly find yourself in a speeding vehicle with no brake.
By going to a kitesurfing school that has a full range of gear you get started quickly and safely. In a handful of sessions,
you'll rapidly progress from trainer kite to boosting big airs!
Some handy articles we've prepared for you:
UNDERSTAND THE WEATHER
Summer kiting is fantastic as Australia is home to some of the most stable winds in the world. On most days
you can have an awesome day out with just a single kite & board. But, there will be days where the weather patterns
will cause gusty and unstable winds and this is when the unwary may have accidents.
Caution is required in Winter as the winds can change direction 180' in the space of 10 minutes. Wind strength can double instantly. By reading the forecasts,
synoptic charts and watching the clouds you can make an informed judgement of whether it's safe to go out, and what kind of gear you'll need for the day.
Seabreeze.com.au helps you out by providing 7 day wind & wave forecasts, as well as live wind reports for your local area. Seabreeze invented the "Green Arrows" concept for representing strong wind, so if you hear someone on the beach talking about it being "it was all green arrows", you'll know what they mean!
Handy weather articles:
JOIN AN ASSOCIATION
Volunteers from around Australia have pooled together to create fantastic organisations aimed at helping keep the sport safe and
to bring people together. Their websites have a wealth of information about safe kiting in your area.
and check the parent organisation:
CHECKOUT THE GEAR AVAILABLE
In the early days, the kites were pretty wild bits of gear, hugely powerful and no way of releasing the power. The sport
has now matured and there have been huge technological advances in kite design. The latest designs have excellent de-powering
(safer), larger wind ranges (less gear required), easy relaunch from the water, and of course vastly improved useability and many
The major brands available widely in Australia include:
FIND A SHOP/SCHOOL NEAR YOU:
New South Wales
MOST IMPORTANTLY - ENJOY YOURSELF!