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St. Kilda Beach

A very popular spot for windsurfing in Melbourne due to its close proximity to the city centre. One of the only beaches in this area where windsurfers are officially permitted. This site is sailable in anything from a NW through to a SE with only E or NE winds blowing directly offshore. In a strong SW wind the chop can reach quite large proportions with waves breaking heavily on the shore. Can become a bit messy and confused in a direct onshore wind however. Watch out for high pollution in the day or two after heavy rains (dont swallow!!) and be careful not to step on the syringes left on the beach. ( I know it sounds awful but it really can be a good spot to sail at times!)

Closest shops are Repeat Performance Sailboards and Sailboard Headquarters

Click here for a map of the best launching spots

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