I come from Switzerland and will travel between June to August from Alice Springs - Kimberly Area - Exmouth - Perth.
Cause of the Airways-Regulation I just take my 12m Kite and the harness and will leave my board at home. I think of buying a second hand board in the broome area so I will have a board for the rest of the journey.
Now my questions:
are on the travelroute good kite spots an will the winds normally be ok in this time of the year?
do you know kiteshops between Broome and Exmouth or further down direction to Perth?
Thank you for your helpfull hints
I'll give you a few insights. For a start, there are no kite shops North of Exmouth until you get to Darwin. There's not a lot of anything actually north of Exmouth unless you like mining towns like Karratha and Port Hedland.
Once you start going North of Karratha, you start running into Crocodiles and extra large Tiger sharks and they (Crocs) have been seen as far south as Carnarvon, so be careful in the far North West. It's not known for it's strong winds in the NW so if you are considering kiting up that way, look at a big board if you are only bringing a 12m. You can kite in Karratha but good wind is occasional rather than regular.
Scotty and Em, in Exmouth may be able to help you but I'm not sure if they carry much in the way of second hand boards. Maybe give him a call at Ningaloo Kiteboarding in Exmouth and find out directly. I'd look at mostly kiting in Exmouth where conditions can be good and you can kite both South Easterly (in the Gulf side) and South Westerly (on the Indian Ocean side). Wind can be quite fickle that time of year and your best bet will be on South Easterlies on the Gulf side.
There are two kite/surf stores in Geraldton and the rest are here in Perth. We may be able to help you here in Perth as we carry second hand and superceded boards.
If we can help further, drop us a line.
Strubli, das isch die falsch jahreszit..... Ich wuerds s'kite material dahei lah
Thank you very much.
I'll try ningaloo kiteboarding and see if there is an option.
From the kiting point of view we are travelling in the wrong time on the wrong side of australia. That's what I am figuering out of your answer and also the answer from Marco!
But Thank's anyway and if we can spend several days close to perth (depends on the temperature) i'll drop you a line or will call you direct!
Hi Strubli, The only place in the West where you may find some consistant wind that time of the year is Cable Beach Broom.
There will be kiteres on the water for sure ,but using big kites 12m - 17m, probably not worth draging gear around. Maybe possible to hire off the lokal kite teacher, dont know if hes still around though.