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Western Australia
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The great thing about going to Western Australian to windsurf is that there are plenty of great spots to choose from. You can enjoy a windsurfing session at Spot X, Gnarloo, Geraldton, Sunset Beach, Point More, Greenhead, Lancelin, South Passage, Hole in the Wall, Main Break, Wedge Island, Perth, Scarborough, Cottisloe, Swan River, Margaret River, Esperence, Coronation Beach, and Fourths.

There are a few other bits and pieces that make Western Australia a great windsurfing destination. Here are the main info you need to know about this destination:

Wind
The best months to go to Western Australia for wind are October, November, December, January, February, March and April. The wind blows from the south, southeast (port tack). The wind speed varies between 20 and 30 knots. Keep in mind that the wind gets stronger as you travel north.

Water
The water temperature may be high during the summer months still, it’s a good idea to pack a 3mm wetsuit just in case.

Accommodation
Yeah, about that; most travelers to Western Australia camp. If you’re going to Western Australia, you will be camping and you will be driving a lot from one location to another. You will drive on a hot, dry, straight road, dodging kangaroos, and eagerly awaiting the moment when you will reach your destination and enjoy some windsurfing.

If you don’t like the freedom camping gives you, you can stay at a hostel, or you can rent a house if you plan on staying in Western Australia for a longer amount of time.

Other useful information
Pack some sunscreen as you will definitely need it. The sun is quite powerful in Australia and I don’t think you’ll want to get sunburn and miss out on some great windsurfing. Since we’re talking about the sun, a word of warning: stay hydrated.

Make sure to pack a fly hat as well. The flies are bothersome enough to drive you crazy.

As mentioned above, there are plenty of spots to windsurf in Western Australia. Before you set off to one of these spots, make sure you checked the weather conditions are favorable. If you don’t do so, you may get there and find out you cannot windsurf.

The beach rules vary from one spot to another. Make sure you familiarize yourself with these rules.

You will need transportation to move from one spot to another. What you could do is buy a used car from a fellow traveler like yourself. That fellow traveler may sell you the car complete with camping gear, which means you will not have to buy some new gear or bring your own gear from home. A word of warning: don’t buy a car from another state because you will not be able to sell it. 

Go to Perth if you want to enjoy the nightlife. You can party at the numerous nightclubs in Perth.

Finding food in Western Australia isn’t going to be a problem as there are plenty of places to eat out.

Other outdoor activities
There is no shortage of other things you can do in Australia, apart from windsurfing. You could go hiking, surfing, climbing, canoeing, diving, take a tour, and so on.


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