Golden Beach, Caloundra (QLD Australia)
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing at Golden Beach, Caloundra
Golden Beach in Coloundra on the Sunshine Coast is a fabulous spot for people to learn windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the large shallow areas and lots of sand bars to retreat to and take a break.
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.
Beginner windsurfers will enjoy the low tide between the sand bars and once tide comes in and the water is deep enough for fins to cross the sandbars with relative safety it offers some fabulous flat water blasting runs up to 1 km long.
Access, Rigging & Launching
The rigging & launching area is located on the Esplanade opposite the Navy Cadets on the grassy oval; drive down Onslow Street to the end of the road and turn left onto the Esplanade and the oval is just to the right. There is road-side car parking along the oval.
Rigging & launching from the oval can be a bit challenging for kiters if there are people around on the oval in which case self-launching and landing is a big no-no. At low tide the sand bars present some opportunities for rigging and launching.
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Flat Water
- River Mouth
- Moderate Temp Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Public Toilets
- Cold Showers
- Kite Shop
- Windsurfer Shop
- Sand Bars
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