St Kilda West Beach (Victoria, Australia)
St Kilda West Beach
Is one of the most popular kite surfing spots in Australia with up to 100 kite surfers out on the water on a good day! A few windsurfers also launch from this area, particularly beginners learning in the sheltered waters however most advanced windsurfers launch further along the beach to the North to steer clear of the kite surfers.SAILING:
The sailing in the sheltered harbour is ideal for flat water blasting and freestyle jumping for kite surfers. Outside of the harbour you will find quite a bit of chop. Foiling at this spot is also highly popular.ABILITIES:
This spot is ideal for all levels and there is a couple of Kite Schools located at the spot plus a retailer of windsurfing & kitesurfing gear.SEASON:
The season predominantly runs from October through to March where there is a relatively reliable thermal sea breeze that kicks in each afternoon from a southerly direction.WATER:
The water is generally pretty clean apart from after a heavy rainfall where a lot of storm water spills into the bay making the water brownish. Inside the harbour is generally pretty flat and outside of the harbour the chop can reach over 1 metre.RIGGING:
There is a very large sandy beach here making it ideal for rigging kites. But be aware that this beach is sometimes quite busy with beach goers so be sure to know what you are doing when rigging around lots of people.LAUNCHING:
The launch area is from a sand beech with none to a small shore break.POTENTIAL HAZARDS:
The main hazard here is sand bars and at times a few jelly fish (that aren't deadly but can give you a little sting and they are pretty solid if you hit one at speed on a foil).
Local Windsports Services
- Kite Republic, Kitesurfing Lessons & Hire St Kilda Kite Republic has a retail outlet at the St Kilda Baths and generally has its kite lessons centre located at West St Kilda Beach. They offer private & group (up to 3 people) kitesurfing lessons by the hour up to a full day or multi-day. If you are already a kiter looking Read more...
This spot is just a few kms from the city so there are heaps of Air BnB properties, hotels & motels near-by. St Kilda is one of Melbourne's most vibrant nightlife venues so there is a huge array of restaurants, cafes and bars. There is also BBQ facilities, picnic tables and a kids playground near-by and the harbour beach is an off-lead dog beach.
No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.
- Flat Water Blasting
- Bump and Jump
- Longboard Cruising
- Flat Water
- Moderate Temp Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Kids Playground
- Public Toilets
- Kite Shop
- Windsurfer Shop
- Jelly Fish
- Sand Bars
Saint Kilda West
If you have any feedback or would like to contribute some additional information or pictures about this spot please contact us here>>