Category: Australia

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When Kitemares Come True: My Worst Kitesurfing Moments

Kitesurfing is a high-maintenance sport. There’s absolutely no refuting this. Let’s just look at the gear. You throw down a fortune on the kite, harness, bar and lines, board, and bindings. Any gear that’s torn, rusted, or sandy is sure to be a safety hazard and needs...

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Western Australian Road Stops: The Weird and the Wonderful

Of course, when on an eight-day road trip along the coastline of Western Australia, there are bound to be a few strange sights along the way. With so much space and so little outside interference, towns, nature, and creatures live unmolested – allowed to evolve exactly as...

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Shark Bay, Western Australia: Kitesurfing With Sharks

Kitesurfing in Shark Bay “They wanted to do a competitive swim across Shark Bay but the city reckons it’s too risky,” the pub owner explained and coyly flashed his teeth. At the sound of this, I quickly reflected on the three ways that Australians name places....

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Margaret River Region Surf Spot Guide

Margaret River Surf Spot Guide Aside from karri forests, family owned wineries, fields of wildflowers, active wildlife, adventure activities, delicious food, friendly locals, and untouched beaches, Margaret River is one of the best places in the world to find an unridden, perfect wave. If you’re visiting...

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Maybe Kiting Isn’t So Freaky After All? Confidence in Coronation Beach

Where the wind blows, kitesurfers and windsurfers follow. Since I’m one of these wind-chasing kitesurfers now, and happened to be on a kitesurfing tour, we set off in a convoy from Lancelin to Coronation Beach. Gloomy with a tinge of wind gusts, I quietly harbored a secret...

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The Adventure Guide to Margaret River Region, Western Australia

This guide for the Margaret River Region covers: Where to camp and stay Where to eat and drink Adventures to have when the waves are flat I’ll be mentioning places in Yallingup, Dunsborough, and Augusta as well as Margaret River in this guide. For over two years, Margaret River...

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WA Kitesurfing Safari Starts in Lancelin

If you’d asked me in November if I was “hooked” on kitesurfing yet I might have jabbed said hook in your left eye. Friends, acquaintances, and old men waiting to use the beach shower always asked with some variation like this. “Waaaow, nice day for a...

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Penguin Island: Paradise for Pengos or Tyrannical Seagull Hell?

“Penguin Island? …Like, an entire island of penguins?” “Duh. That’s why it’s called Penguin Island.” I glared at my friend. How could I have lived in Perth for two years and not known about an entire island filled with penguins? Not just ANY penguin – the...

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Last Year’s Resolutions: How Did I Do?

It’s 2016! Usually this is a time of year to dream of how we’ll be the richer, happier, fitter versions of ourselves. We envision of new-and-improved lives that are nothing like the old us, completely ignoring the fact that we made the same resolutions exactly one year...