This is a spot that makes you work for your fun, with waves that are bigger and heavier than the average for this area. It breaks at the south end of Jalama beach, way off on the south-west coast of the county.
This is an old school, kind of classic California surfing spot. It's a bit weak and mushy in summer, but during fall and winter it takes on a whole new personality with some rough waves that can even give experienced surfers a run for their money.
This is a tiny little island off the coast north of Townsville, and although it is off the beaten track it is a good place for kitesurfers and windsurfers. It’s a pretty quiet spot and if you enjoy being out on your own all day then it is worth checking out.
This beach is just south of Port Douglas, and is a spot that is sheltered from most of the bigger swells by the Great Barrier Reef. The odd large swell does get through, making it a place that will appeal to windsurfers and kitesurfers of all experience levels. Surfers may also be interested on big days, and there is a sailing club here that may also cater for the odd catamaran sailor.
Even by Australian standards, this is a remote spot and needs a bit more effort to get to than most. Anyone who likes being on the water alone will be tempted by it, and it is good for kiters and windsurfers of all ability levels.
Right at the end of the peninsula, this spot offers a variety of conditions depending on whether you go for the bay side or the ocean side. It has something for all experience levels of surfers, kiters and windsurfers alike.
This is spot that is a bit more of challenge than the nearby Palm Beach, which is more of a learners place. You get some good conditions here which will entertain intermediate and better surfers, kiters and windsurfers and the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed.
Found right on the edge of Cape Cleveland, this is about 40km away from Townsville. A large river meets the ocean and as a result there is a natural build up of sand that results in several sandbanks, creating interesting conditions for windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities.
The well-named Sunshine Coast is where you’ll find this excellent spot. It is a haven for beachgoers and watersports enthusiasts, and no matter what your sport is or what your experience is you’ll find something good about the conditions here.
This is mostly a land kiting spot, with surf kiting and windsurfing occasionally seen here. It is a relatively remote place on the southwest corner of the Conway National Park, and it suitable for all abilities.
Just an hour away from the airport at Brisbane, this is a fantastic area that will appeal to windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers. It has a good friendly atmosphere and is everything you’d expect from an Australian beach town.
This is a popular family beach that plays host to surfers, windsurfers and kiters of all abilities and experience levels. It has a fantastic atmosphere, very friendly, and is right on the edge of the town.
This curved bay is sheltered from the extremes of weather that you can find on the truly ocean facing spots of this coast, and because of this it suitable for windsurfers and kitesurfers of all ability levels.
Located in Runaway Bay, this spot takes advantage of the water and winds being funnelled down the Broadwater, between the bay and South Stadbroke Island. It’s a kitesurfing and windsurfing spot, suitable for intermediate and better only.
This is quite a remote beach, about an hours drive away from Townsville. It has some excellent and varied conditions that will offer something for everyone, regardless of ability and whether they are here to kitesurf, windsurf or surf. The atmosphere is great and the surroundings are fantastic.
Out to the west of the town, this is a popular surf spot but is also good for windsurfers and kitesurfers who like riding some big waves. Experience is required to be out here safely, but it’s a good atmosphere and always offers an excellent days riding.
A nice spot on the east coast, looking out towards Puerto Rico, this is a place for windsurfers and kitesurfers of all abilities and experience levels. It’s a bit busier than many other spots on the island and isn’t quite as relaxed, but it is still a fun day out for everybody.
This area is actually out of the town, off to the west of Cabarate, and it isn’t limited to kiting either – windsurfers and surfers of all abilities will find the conditions right for a good day out on the water.
This is a spot that is just next to Bozo Beach, and although it is a little bit more challenging here it is still suitable for everyone from beginners to those with lots of experience. Surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers can all be found enjoying the good conditions found in this area.
This is a pretty regular break which will suit surfers of all experience levels. Getting to it takes a bit more effort than most other spots around here, but it will pay off if you like somewhere with fairly easy waves in an almost deserted location.
This place takes its name from the nearby road and seasonal village, and it is fairly well known in the area. It's a pretty sloppy wave that is really only good for beginners, but it has a decent atmosphere and you'll often find families out here playing.
Another spot that is just on the edge of the city, this takes advantage of a sandbar that has built up around the harbour area. It doesn't break very often, only a few days a year, but it's a good big wave spot when it goes off and is suitable for experienced surfers only.