Probably the best known wave kitesurf spots in the UK and despite it being a beach break it is regarded as one of the best spots in Europe on its day. It can be kited in a wide range of conditions but ‘Classic conditions’ are South South Westerly winds and a long period groundswell from the West or North West.
If you are experienced it is also good on Southerlies but wind is cross offshore in that direction so caution is advised.
Best kiting is between low and mid tide
Stay clear of the lifeguard flagged areas when they are on duty..
On a good day it can get busy with surfers, SUPs, windsurfers and kitesurfers so please make sure you keep your position in a holding pattern, observe surfing rights of way and don’t snake. If you are not sure what the above means probably best to avoid the spot on a good day.
BEACH KEY INFORMATION
BEST WIND DIRECTION
South South Westerly
WORKABLE WIND DIRECTIONS
From North Easterly through Westerly to South South Westerly
Beach disappears two to two and a half hours before high tide and re-appears two to two and a half hours later. Depending on wind direction Sandyacres is a better bet if the tide is too high.
HAZARDS & RESTRICTIONS
There are two large rocks, just to the south of the lifeguard hut on the point, one that gets exsposed in the shore break at low tide and another about 400metres out to sea on a similar latitude which can catch you out at mid and low tide depending on the sea state. Often when the swell is running there is a strong rip current that heads out to sea in a northerly direction opposite the Lifeguard hut. As on all beaches do not launch and land between the lifeguard flags and if you do have to sail across the flagged lifeguarded area please do so at least 200m off the beach.