Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
Bournemouth
Next Town
Exeter, Exmouth
 
Type:
River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide

Flat to choppy water. Big shallow area. Tidal. Best 2-3 hours either side of high tide. Can get classic flat water wind against tides often in the early evening on an incoming tide. Kiters should avoid the windsurfers and keep clear of any boats and moorings.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Road
Beach Users:
None

Safest launching is on sandbanks before the tide is all the way in. Keep clear of road and railway line to the east side of the estuary. Be careful if launching on the grass.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
No information

Works best on North and Northwest winds. Is also ok in S, SW and W winds but will be gustier and launching on grass will be dodgy. Any wind direction with East in it is unridable.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Exeter south to Exmouth. Located at the river mouth, north of the city's west end.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Excellent for beginners. Have a look at the sign at the top of the slipway for a full list of local guidelines. October to December there is an official Voluntary Zoning - keep west of the yellow buoys in the Duck Pond. It is the time when the brent Geese are breeding on the eel grass, so let nature be and keep west.

Nightlife

No information