Windsurfing Location Guides for the South and East Coasts of the UK

This site is primarily intended as a resource for people looking for places to sail, particularly sailors not familiar to each area. It is also intended as a collection of useful links that I use regularly. I've added as many location photos as possible, but otherwise keep the download times fast for those with dial-up connections. At the moment the guides are limited to locations that I have personally visited and sailed, but links are included to sites that better describe other sailing venues.

Also included are links to other useful windsurfing resources, including forums, weather sites etc., so these should be useful even if the location guides are not. There is no sponsorship of this site, so all the guides are as far as possible completely un-biassed. I have deliberately avoided "rating" the locations, as the popularity of a venue often depends heavily on sailor preference and ability. Happy Sailing!

FineForceFive Location Guides

Norfolk Wells-Next-The-Sea , East Runton
Suffolk Alton Water , Felixstowe [South; North] , Aldeburgh , Walberswick
Essex Wrabness (Holbrook Bay) , West Mersea
Sussex West Wittering , East Wittering , Worthing , Shoreham
Hove , Seaford , Pevensey Bay , Camber Sands
Hants Hayling Island [ESSO beach; Seafront; Northney]
Dorset Poole [Harbour; Sandbanks] Weymouth (Portland Harbour)
Devon Bigbury-on-Sea, Exmouth [Seafront; Estuary]
Locations in greyed-out text are coming "soon"... Recently added: Wrabness.

Other Location Guides

All Regions Justal's Forces-of-Nature Beach Guide Student WS Association Beach Guide
  Ocean Motion Windsurfing Club Venue Guide BoardSeeker magazine's BeachSeeker Guide
East Coast Squawk's Windsurfing Anglia Pages
South Coast WeatherCam's South Coast Beach Guide SecondWind Dorset Coast Guide
Scotland Tiree Wave Classic Beach Guide Scottish Inland Waters Guide
Please email if you would like your site linked here

Weather Information

Windfinder, MetOffice, Theyr, 24hr GFS Model, 48hr+ GFS, YBW, WindGuru
XCWeather, WindWatcher
Live Sites (web-based, free) Plymouth, Bigbury, Weymouth, Weymouth2, Newport (IOW), HillHead, Haying Island, Chichester, W.Wittering, Worthing, Shoreham Beach, Eastbourne, (nr)Pevensey, Bexhill(1), Bexhill(2), Hastings, Camber Sands, Whitstable, Minster (Isle Of Sheppey), Brightlingsea, Colchester, Alton Water, Felixstowe
Bigbury, Exmouth, Exmouth2, Haying Island, W.Wittering, Bracklesham, Worthing, Hove Lagoon, Brighton, Minster (Isle Of Sheppey), Felixstowe, Cromer
Other BOARDS magazine's Looking Ahead forum (South-Coast biased)
Free tide prediction software.

Other Useful Links

Don't know what to do with your ancient sails that you still have? Try these Sail Recyclers!
Want to attempt a DIY board repair? You could do worse than look at the Board Lady site.
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