Golden Beach, Caloundra (QLD Australia)
Kitesurfing at Golden Beach, Caloundra
This spot works on either a NE or SE breeze depending on which way the tide is running; that is it works on an outgoing tide from the NE or a SE as the tide comes in.
Sand bars are exposed at low tide making providing flat water to learn on and even at high tide it is generally no deeper than knee to waist plus there is very little tidal current this far up the inlet.
This spot is not suited to foiling as it is too shallow. Check out Ayliffe Park about 1km back toward Caloundra where you will find all of the local wing dingers plus some foiling kiters & windsurfers.
Access, Rigging & Launching
The rigging & launching area is located on the Esplanade opposite the the Chill Cafe 89 on the sandy beach; drive down Onslow Street to the end of the road and turn left onto the Esplanade and you will see it to the right. There is road-side car parking along the beachfront.
Rigging & launching from the beach can be a bit challenging for kiters if there are people around on the beach in which case self-launching and landing is a big no-no. At low tide the sand bars present some additional opportunities for rigging and launching.
- Sunshine Coast Boardsports (SBC) is now operated by Sailboard HQ. They offer 2, 4 & 6 hour kitesurfing lessons from first-timers to advanced riders wanting to optimise their skills. Lessons are with professional IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) accredited Instructors and the location for your lesson is chosen based on your skill level and the daily conditions. Additionally, SBC has also Read more...
- Golden Beach Hire, Caloundra Golden Beach Hire offers kitesurfing & windsurfing lessons in Caloundra, Australia. Windsurfing lessons are for beginners and are conducted in front of their base location at Golden Point where the water is shallow and protected. Kitesurfing lessons are available for first-timers to advanced kiters looking to learn how to jump and do tricks. Kitesurfing lessons and Read more...
- Kitethrills – Kitesurfing & Wingfoiling Lessons Kitethrills offers kitesurfing and wing foiling lessons from first-timers to advanced riders. They offer a variety of packages from a 2 hours lesson by lesson up to an annual tuition & coaching package (and everything in between). They have an operation located in the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra. Read more...
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Flat Water
- River Mouth
- Moderate Temp Water
- Warm Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Public Toilets
- Cold Showers
- Kite Shop
- Windsurfer Shop
- Sand Bars
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