Darwin windsurfing addicts started kitesurfing at our metro beaches around the early 2000’s.
As soon as the first Wipika and Naish kites were made available through our windsurfing suppliers the adventures began!
The sport has come a long way since those days. Improvements in the safety mechanisms and the quality of materials being manufactured make the kite flying experience super fun, much safer and more accessible to beginners than ever before.
We experience mostly light to moderate winds in the Top End, with wide open beaches, which can make it perfect for learning safely and ideal for learning to kite with a Hydro-Foil. The climate is moderate to hot, and due to our Dryseason Trades (May to October) and Wet season Monsoonal winds (December to March), kitesurfing is possible all year!
Dedicated local veterans are recording 200+ kite sessions a year and even more now that Hydro-foiling has made lighter winds more accessible.
If you are coming to Darwin, bring your big kites (12 – 19m). It is possible during the peak of both Dry and Wet seasons to need a kite as small as 7m however big kites are the norm. If you are a competent hydro foiler you will get away with a quiver of 7-10m kites.
If you are a beginner, come and see us at Fun Supply, we have a variety of options to get you up and kitesurfing in our local conditions.
Darwin can be the perfect place to learn to kitesurf. With lessons conducted all year in light to moderate winds and wide open beaches.
Our Territory winds can be unpredictable all year round however more so in-between seasons.
October to December = “The Build up”. The weather is changing from Dry Season to Wet Season. Usually the same timing as Spring in non tropical areas. It can be very hot, humid and generally not much wind around. This can last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
March to May = The change from Wet Season to Dry Season. We don’t really have a name for this season however it is a similar timing as Autumn in non tropical areas. Usually consists of the weather getting a little dryer and cooler.
During the two above described ‘in-between’ seasons we need luck on our side to complete your lessons. It is not impossible as we have been successful many times before, it’s just not as likely to happen as during the Wet (December to March) or Dry (May to October) seasons.
Come and learn to kitesurf with us at Fun Supply!
Call to find out more.
Geoff : 0419443144
Tony : 0459443144