Kitesurfing Locations Around the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast hosts some of the best kitesurfing locations in Eastern Australia. No matter if you are into wave riding, freestyle, freeride or hydrofoil, there is something for you. There are great flat water spots, or hit the open beaches for some magic moments, but please read the guidelines at the bottom of this page and speak to local kiters before going out.
Shearwater Esplande, Runaway Bay
Other Kitesurfing Locations on the Gold Coast
Kitesurfing Guidelines for the Gold Coast
No Kitesurfing in designated swimming areas, i.e. within 60m either side of swimming flags, extending 500m out from the flags.
As per Maritime safety guidelines, keep at least 60m distance off from other people if travelling at a speed of 10 knots or greater. At less than 10 knots you may proceed with caution navigating around other water users at a safe distance. If crowds make keeping this distance away from others impossible, then it is not suitable to kitesurf and other beaches should be used.
Kitesurfers must have public liability insurance for land and water, eg. KA (Kitesurfing Australian) or IKO membership compulsory. Your tag must be displayed on harness. A safety leash must be worn whilst kiting.
Please comply with the Kiteboarding Australia safe kiting guidelines.