This spot is one of two locations that are kite-able when easterly or north easterly winds are blowing, predominantly on summer mornings.
The launch/landing zone is ridiculously small, surrounded by trees, adjacent to a bicycle/pedestriann path and frequented by dog walkers. To add to the difficulties with this location, Dept of Environment & Conservation has a bird sanctuary near the launch/landing zone. WAKSA encourages kiters to steer clear of the bird sanctuary (refer to the location guide for specifics.)
Due to the issues outlined above, WAKSA suggests this location is not suitable for beginner kiters.
Please ensure that lines are not laid out across the bike path. Due to environmental pressures on the river bank, kiters are also encouraged to use the pedestrian paths and not to walk through the reed bank between car park and pathway.
Very popular with freestyle kiters making use of the flat water on the ”off-shore” side of the sand bank when easterly and north easterly winds are blowing on summer mornings. Pt Walter can be crazy busy in summer if E/NE are dominant, and a great location for a dawn/early morning session when the wind is on.
Beware of very sharp underwater rocks near the jetty – not good for feet or boards. The 700m long sand bar is popular with walkers and occasional fishermen – show caution when they are about. If kiting on the ”off shore” side of the sand bar, be aware it”s a long trip back if things go wrong!!
When kiting at Pt Walter, kiters need to be aware of PWC”s and other motorised vessels in the area – a boating channel is frequenlty used by ferries and other boats, providing nice little waves to bump off.
Kiters should not kite east of the jetty – frequently used by families and swimmers during summer – refer to location guideline for specific information.
Attadale:From Perth, head down Kwinana Freeway and take the Canning Bridge off ramp. Drive 5km”s west/towards Fremantle and turn right at Hislop Road Attadale. Follow Hislop to a t-junction with Burke Drive and turn left.
The river side beach has a very small launch/landing area. Kiters are advised that the area is frequented by dog walkers and cyclists on nearby path.
Flat/chop depending on wind direction and strength.
Launch/landing spot is approx 5kms along Burke Drive, just past intersection with Page Street. Point Walter: From Fremantle, drive along Canning H”way towards Melville. Turn left at Point Walter Road (approx 2.5kms) and follow this all the way down to car park at Pt Walter.
A popular flatwater site for beginner to expert kiters providing a large protected shallow bay and a long narrow beach. Winds over 20 knots can be very gusty.
A take-off and landing zone extends North/South along the entire length of the beach and 50m west over the water. The limit of this zone is marked by 3 small yellow DoT buoys in summer -please do not sail/jump/turn or body drag inside this zone.
The wind can be very flukey along the beach. Please fly kites over the water when walking back up the beach or when stationary in the vicinity of the beach & road. Kitesurf Warehouse operates a kite school at this location.
Due to the proximity of the road, houses and pedestrians please ensure you have adequate Public Liability Insurance – this is included with annual WAKSA membership.
Approx 8kms South of the CBD in the suburb of Applecross. From Canning Hwy take any turn off that runs into Melville Beach Road. Kite anywhere between Ness Rd and Dee Rd. There is on street parking adjacent to the beach.
Large open bay subject to moderate wind chop in over 20 knots, otherwise fantastic flatwater.
Long narrow white beach and grass verge to rig on. Launch in shallows adjacent to the beach.