I have not been to the East Coast of OZ but was lucky enough to be in Perth and toured the West Coast for 3 weeks. Simply incredible. Perth is a fantastic city (70% of all the millionaires in OZ live in Perth) but it is also low key and relaxed. Not as crowded as the West side. Excellent summer winds on the West. I arrived with 9M, 16M and 20M and had to buy a 7M. I weigh 195 lbs. Woodman's Point just South of Perth is fantastic kiting. I went to Margaret's River, famous surf spot, and it was worth the 3 hour drive. The locals tell me the best places are Monkey Mia, 8 hours North of Perth and Esparance, 8 hours south, where last years Airush Catalogue was shot. Check their photos. I'm jealous. I would like to spend the whole OZ summer checking out the West Coast.