Main Break Lancelin (WA, Australia)
Main Break is a popular wave riding spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers in Lancelin approximately 1.5 to 2 hours drive north of Perth in WA.
It is best to get out early in the mornings on this point-break. As the wind increases in the afternoon the water becomes more choppy and turbulent to the point that the waves become non-existent.
This spot generally requires a reasonable swell for waves to form and break so it doesn’t always work during summer.
The run out to the break is on super-flat water for about half a kilometre so when the waves are on you can hit the ramps with some speed resulting in some serious airtime.
The wind blows cross-on-shore from the left providing punchy and playful left-handers on the waves.
On a good day you can link up your riding across the channel to the “Hole in the Wall” (located between Main Break & South Passage) which can be fabulous.
Best Time To Visit
Lancelin lacks good swells during the summer months although you can get the odd day of 2 – 3 metres. The wind blows from November to March. The best time for swells during the summer months are November and March.
For more reliable wave sailing during summer look at Gero, Gnarloo and Margaret River down south.
Access & Launching
For windsurfers, there is a nice grassy rigging area located in front of the Lancelin Caravan Park at the end of Hopkins street. Here you will also find a public BBQ, shelter area and toilets.
For beginner windsurfers, launch at North Point, opposite Lancelin island where you will find clear water with no cray boats.
For kites, you must not use the windsurfing area or swimming area. Kites launch from Edward Island Point which has a nice big sandy beach to rig and launch from. If you have a 4WD you can drive right on to the beach otherwise it is just a short walk from the car park.
In each case there is no shore break sue to the protection of the reef.
Be careful not to go too far upwind though as there is a rocky slab lurking just beneath the surface or jutting out at low tide.
Be aware of Blue Bottle Jelly Fish that frequent the are during summer. They can give off a bit of a sting but are not deadly.
Sharks and not generally an issue here however you may see a few dolphins and seals.
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Entry-Level Wave Sailing
- Advanced Wave Sailing
- Intermediate Wave Sailing
- Small Waves
- Large Waves
- Open Sea
- Warm Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Camp Ground
- RV Camping
- Public Toilets
- Jelly Fish
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