Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Water Sports
Release date: 28 May 2019
The two atolls and 27 small islands comprising the Cocos (Keeling) Islands lie 2,750 kilometres northwest of Perth in the remote Indian Ocean. The azure waters of this unspoilt tropical paradise are ideal for a variety of water sports. Propelled by favourable breezes and tradewinds, kitesurfers and windsurfers speed across the warm waters of the shallow lagoon. At “the Rip”, located at the southern tip of Direction Island, snorkellers can ride the currents amid an abundance of spectacular marine reef life. The waters of the small island, Pulu Maraya, which lies at the southern end of West Island also offer excellent snorkelling. The moderate waves at “the Spot”, on the ocean side of West Island, attract beginner surfers while more experienced surfers are drawn to the nearby location known as “the Shack”.
$1 - Windsurfing
The Windsurfing stamp photograph is by EpicStockMedia, via Shutterstock.
$1 - Surfing
The Surfing stamp photograph is by Karen Willshaw Photography.
$2 - Snorkelling
The Snorkelling stamp photograph is by Chris Bray Photography.
$2 - Kitesurfing
The Kitesurfing stamp photograph is by Matt Stevens Photography.