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Some of the best wind and kitesurfing spots in the UK:
This is a great place to go for both beginners and more advanced surfers. Advanced surfers usually prefers to enjoy the challenges of the seaside while beginners can built their skills and confidence in the shallow waters of the harbour. A great destination for a group of people with a range of abilities.
In Weymouth there are also more sheltered areas for beginners to improve their skills but the flat waters also provides advanced kite/windsurfers to reach fantastic speeds. If speed is what you’re after then you can’t go wrong with a trip to Weymouth Harbour.
Shoreham is the ideal place for more advanced kite/windsurfers as the big waves are rarely in short supply! Many of the UKs top kite and windsurfers train here. It’s not suitable for beginners but great if you’re an advanced surfer looking for a challenge.
Many claim that this beach is the best place in country to go for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The beach catches the huge swells of the Atlantic and will challenge even the most experienced surfers.
At high tide West Wittering is the perfect place for advanced level surfers to enjoy the waves while at low tide the sheltered waters are ideal for beginner or intermediate surfers. Again, another great place for riders of all abilities.
While many locations depend heavily on wind conditions to get a good ride, Hayling Island offers somewhere to sail no matter what the wind direction. This location isn’t usually suitable for beginner but the conditions are great for intermediate and advanced surfers.
Rhosneigr has some of the best conditions in the UK for kite and windsurfing. The consistently good wind conditions mean that there is almost always an opportunity to get out on the waves. British National Wave Championships were held here previously.
Supposedly one of the sunniest places in the UK, the Island of Tiree also boasts consistent uninterrupted waves rolling in from the Atlantic. This hotspot attracts professionals from all over the world and the Tire Wave Classic is held here every year in October.
This isn’t just one of the UK’s best spots for windsurfing, it’s one of the best spots in the world! The huge swells coming in from the Atlantic and regular storms mean that there are a great variety of conditions in this one location. Conditions can range from mirror flat water that are perfect for beginners to enormous waves that would challenge even the most experienced surfers!
Chalkwell offers standard Thames estuary sailing in high tide but in low tide, everything changes. Low tide exposes ‘The Ray’ which is a protected lagoon. The perfectly flat water and high wind conditions allow windsurfers to reach extraordinary speeds. This is where Dave White, production board world speed record holder, could break the record of 50 knots.