Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
London
Next Town
Southend-On-Sea, Shoeburyness
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Rescue, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers, Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

East Beach has a designated kite surfing area. A very safe area to kitesurf in 2ft of water. Tidal beach. On a low tide a lagoon remains but requires a long walk to reach it. Friendly safe location.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Shells, Bystanders
Beach Users:
April, May, June, July, August, September

Designated beach, a few shingles then miles of sand at low tide.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Nice in summer. Autumn to spring a wetsuit is needed. Very cold in winter, but possible.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, SE, SW
Main Direction:
SE, NW

Works well on anything except NW, although at low tide you can still go out too the lagoons. Wind can be anything with depressions coming through. Summer lighter winds, best in spring and autumn.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Train
Access
Short walk

Follow the coast round from the center of Southend heading for Shoeburyness. Once you pass the coast guard station take the next right. Take that road to the end. Turn left then with in a 100 yards turn right. At the end of that road is the entrance to the cafe. Parking for surfers is a problem here.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

All kitesurfers must have an insurance to ride. A good relationship with local council must be maintained.

Nightlife

Southend-on-Sea for restaurants and bars.