Kanahooka Point, Lake Illawara (NSW, Australia)
This spot works best in a NE or moderate SE frontal winds.
This spot is suited to windsurfing, winging and kitesurfing.
The point juts out making it better for clean wind.
Launch from Koonawara Bay Sailing Club where there is some room for rigging & launching kites, windsurfers & wingsurfers.
The water gets relatively deepish quickly so is a favourite spot for locals for foiling and long bump-and-jump runs across the lake.
It is also a nice sheltered location so would be good for beginners.
Be careful wading into the water as there are some sharp rocks and booties are recommended.
Unfortunately this spot is not dog friendly so the pooch will have to stay in the car.
Kitesurfing & Windsurfing Rentals & Lessons
There are no windsurfing rental shops or lessons as far as we are aware apart from some of the sailing clubs on the lake may have some old gear for beginners to learn on.
However if you are wanting to learn kiting or rent some gear there is a place near Primbee in Port Kembler.
- Services Overview:
Location of centre:
- Premium Gear Rentals
- Walk-Up Rentals
- Adults Lessons
- Repair Shop
Other equipment for rent:
- Retail Shop
If you are in the Lake Illawara area and looking to learn how to kitesurf, learn foiling or wanting to rent some gear these guys might be what you are looking for. Read more...
- Wing Foils
- Foil Surfboards
Lake Illawara Accommodation
There are scatterings of motels, holiday homes and bed and breakfasts around the lake however most of the holiday accommodation is in and around Windang on the eastern side of the lake around the entrance to the ocean. Here you will find camping grounds and tourist parks like Windang Beach Tourist Park, South Pacific Park Village and Barrack Point Holidays.
- Star Rating:
- Kitchen or kitchenette
- Private Bathroom
- Balcony or Terrace
Windang Tourist Park is located on the ocean beach-front on the west side of Lake Illawara and offers 4, 5 & 6-berth self-contained units. The non-smoking units all have private bathrooms, kitchens, seating and dining area and feature a flat screen TV, air conditioning and private balcony. The park features gardens and a BBQ area as well as guest laundry Read more...
- Child Friendly
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Bump and Jump
- Longboard Cruising
- Flat Water
- Moderate Temp Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Public Toilets
- Jelly Fish
- Sand Bars
New South Wales
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1 Review on “Kanahooka Point, Lake Illawara (NSW, Australia)”
I really enjoyed sailing at this spot in Late Nov 2022.
The wind was blowing from the NE at about 12 to 16 knots. I was on a windsurfer foil with 7.5m sail.
The rigging area and launch area was great although you have to be careful entering the water as the concrete edge is very slippery. I wore booties and I found there were some rocks close to shore so I am glad I did.
The water quality was clean even after all of the rain we have had however there were lots of small jelly fish but I didnt get stung by any. And the water was warm like a bath!
The water is plenty deep enough for foiling and I didn’t come across any sandbars.
You can easily sail here by yourself and feel very safe if no one else is around.