Geraldton lies about 400km north of Perth. Geraldton is an major port for the central west coast. It is quite a large city, with a population of 20,360. The coast generally faces West, into the Indian Ocean, and most of the sailing is done on beach and possibly reef breaks.

This photo was originally on the Geraldton Sailboarding club site, which unfortunately I cannot find any more. It shows the city of Geraldton, taken from the air from the south.

Being north of Perth (and Lancelin) it is generally hotter than either of these places, and the sea breeze is stronger, at least than Perth, and to a lesser extent than Lancelin. Also, arguably, the surf is smaller than Lancelin, as it often seems that the surf decreases in size the further you go North.

This diagram shows a broad map of the city of Geraldton. The main sailing spots on this map are from South to North, Separation Point, Point Moore, Bluff Point and Sunset Beach. Of these places I have only sailed Sunset beach.

One of the major spots for sailing, and in my estimation one of the best spots that I have sailed in Australia is Coronation Beach. Coronation is not shown on this map as it is further north.

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