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Get out on the water in Perth with range of fun and exciting watersports on offer including surfing, kayaking and kiteboarding.

Some of Australia's best surfing and kitesurfing beaches are a quick drive from the heart of Perth - whether its reefs, points or beach-breaks there is sure to be at least one surf spot that is cranking. And kyaking is a great way to explore Perth's many rivers and waterways.

During the winter months white water rafting is a popular watersport on the Murray River near Dwellingup, Syd's Rapids in the Perth Hills, Bell's Rapids in the Swan Valley and along the Avon River in Northam.


For experienced surfers looking for that incredible wave head out to Rottnest Island, Trigg Beach and Swanbourne Beach. With long stretches of flat water on the inside and several reef breaks at the back, Lancelin, north of Perth, is a rare windsurfing gem. Check out below the most popular surf breaks in Perth that will challenge the most experienced surfers and nurture the novices.For more information on the latest breaks visit the Weatherzone.

Popular surfing spots

  • South of Perth
  • Central Perth
  • North of Perth

For beginners lessons are a perfect way to hit the waves with surfing lessons available at Scarborough beach and kitesurfing lessons are available near Penguin Island in Rockingham from November to March. Why not give kiteboarding or stand-up paddle boarding a go in Rockingham, Mandurah and Rottnest Island - it's the latest water craze taking Australia by storm.

West Oz KiteboardingWest Oz Kiteboarding

West Oz Kiteboarding runs kitesurfing lessons near Penguin Island, Shoalwater from November to March each year as well as stand up paddleboarding hire in Safety Bay on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Scarborough Beach Surf SchoolScarborough Beach Surf School

Scarborough Beach Surf School have been providing surfing lessons at Perth's Scarborough Beach since 1986. A single 2.5 hour lesson is the perfect amount of time to get the most out of your surfing experience.
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Paddle around Rockingham's Shoalwater Islands Marina Park with Capricorn Sea Kayaking, Rottnest Islands idyllic bays with kayak hire available from Rottnest Island Bike & Hire, the estuaries around Mandurah and Peel region, or join a kayaking tour along with Swan River with Water Wanderers. Kayaks can also be hired from About Bike Hire.

Capricorn Sea KayakingCapricorn Sea Kayaking

Penguin and Seal Island eco-adventure day tours including sea kayaking past a colony of Australian Sea Lions, checking out the Fairy Penguins feeding session, taking a guided walk around Penguin Island, enjoying yummy food and experienced local kayak guides.
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Water WanderersWater Wanderers

Experience Perth from a different perspective with kayak tours that offer wide open spaces and scenic landscapes while enjoying our fabulous Swan River. The three different tours are bursting with wonderful photo opportunities.
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About Bike HireAbout Bike Hire

About Bike Hire, now situated at a brand-new purpose built facility on the Swan River foreshore offers single and double kayaks for hire for exploring the beautiful Swan River as well as bikes.
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