Category: Western Australia

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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...

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Gnaraloo, Western Australia from the Water

I like when the sun burns white dots into the inside of my eyelids, like the marks left by extinguished cigarettes. It’s as if the sun has seared itself into my memory along with all the moments that happened underneath it. Last week, I showed you Red Bluff from...

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Bring it on! Big Waves at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

There are three unwritten laws in surfing: never drop in; never hassle; and never come between a surfer and a good night’s sleep the day before a big swell. With no home base in Margaret River, Moritz and I often roll into campsites or friend’s living rooms in...