Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
Portsmouth, Southampton
Next Town
Gosport, Stubbington
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Low tide

High tide: choppy, no swell but waves and troughs can build up. Low tide: excellent for learners. Tidal pools with flat water available with shallow water for quite a way out. Wear wet boots if you're a beginner who is going to be standing a lot. Very sharp pebbles/shells. Training areas to East of water outfall pipe. Locals will give this area a wide berth or West of the westerly water outfall pipe. Beginners should not use the areas in between the outfall pipes; it will get busy and locals will enforce agreement they have with the Fareham Council on launch/training areas. Experienced riders should stay at least 50 meters from shore and no tricks within 100 unless beach is empty. Gets very crowded on good days, stay clear of locals who are very protective of the location...can be abrupt! Local council is waiting for an excuse to close the grass launch area. Code of conduct is available from any local surfer as they follow it fairly rigidly. Ask advice and it's generally given freely.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Pebbles
Size:
No information
Hazards:
Bystanders, Other
Beach Users:
No information

Shingle beach. Launch and land site is a grass field next to the beach, ideal. Must be careful of pedestrians. Good idea to get a buddy to help you down the beach. Launch area to the East of the blue bins.

Weather

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

Wetsuits nearly all year round, except the odd good day in the summer.summer suit in summer

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SW
Main Direction:
No information

Good SW winds coming from the sea. Good wind all year round.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

From Southampton drive towards Portsmouth on the M27. Take exit 9 and follow A27 towards Fareham. After about 2 miles exit A27 and get on B3334 towards Stubbington. Get to Stubbington and then get to the water and Hill Head. Find the beach at the southwest point of Hill Head.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

Take care around pedestrians and give other water goers a wide berth. Use leashes, safety and helmets if your wearing board leashes. Do not set up your gear near the children's park!

Nightlife

No information