Windsurfing is the go off Lancelin, a coastal resort town about 125 km north of Perth. In fact, this area has become world famous for its generally flat conditions and strong winds, especially in the summer months, drawing windsurfers from far and wide.
But that’s not all that Lancelin has to offer. There's a fabulous long lagoon, the fishing is superb, and a natural breakwater between Lancelin Island and Edward Island creates a safe harbour for boating enthusiasts.
Sailors, snorkellers and scuba divers are also well catered for, and even sandboarding is gaining popularity on the local dunes, which are a spectacular feature of the coastline.
Locals rave about a diving spot called South Point, about 10 km south of town, where they say there is a fantastic limestone reef about 300 metres offshore which has plenty of deep holes, arches and caves. The western edge of the reef - best accessed by boat from Lancelin or Ledge Point - has deep crevasses.
For the intrepid landlubber, a rough track winds through wild country north of town all the way up to Nambung National Park, about 45 km away.