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West Lakes Shore, Adelaide, South Australia

West Lakes Shore, Adelaide, South Australia
Region: Oceania
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West Lakes Shore is the name of a suburb in Adelaide, roughly 10km west of the city center and 1km from Gulf St Vincent. Adelaide is the most populous city of South Australia and the fifth largest city in Australia; it is in fact the capital of South Australia. Gulf St Vincent is a large gulf on Australia’s southern coast, bordered by Yorke Peninsula to the west and Fleurieu Peninsula to the southeast.

Now that you know where West Lakes Shore is located, here are the other bits and pieces you need to know about this destination, should you decide to go there to do a bit of kiteboarding and/or windsurfing:

The best months to go to West Lakes Shore for wind are January, February, March, April, November and December.
The wind blows from the S, SE, and SW; the best wind directions are S and SW.

The water conditions are suitable for riders of all levels, from the novice who is just now picking up the basics up to the expert who wants to have a bit of fun. Speaking of fun, the conditions here are excellent for freestyle riding.

Other useful information
The climate in Adelaide should be Mediterranean, a climate that is characterized by hot summers and rainy winters. If rain bums you out, you will be glad to know that out of all Australian capital cities, Adelaide is the driest. Because of this dryness the climate can be better classified as semi-arid.
From October until April the average temperature is of about 22°C. From May until September the average temperature is of about 16°C. Please note that these are average temperatures; actual temperatures may vary, it can get hotter or cooler.

The following facilities are available: school, launch area, toilets, showers, parking.

If crowds annoy you, you will be glad to find out that this location is not that crowded.

Fun fact: Gulf St Vincent received this name back in 1802; it was named thusly by Matthew Flinders, one of the most successful navigators and cartographers of his age. Before being named Gulf St Vincent, the golf was known as Golphe Josephine.

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