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Pevensey Windsurfing Guide

General info

Suitability
intermediate, advanced
Beach faces
SE
Best wind
NE, SE, SW
Tidal range
medium
Shelving rate
Shore dump at high tide

Windsurfing ratings

Wave
Freestyle
Speed
Beginner

Pevensey is a shingle bay facing a SE direction. It tends to work quite well in SE onshore conditions particularly for kitesurfing but also NE and E winds out of high tide when the shore break can be punishing. The shore break can make Pevensey an overly challenging location for learners but the lower tide state the less of an issue this becomes - novices are best to come at low to mid tides at which point it can be a good time for first timers in the sea.

Another wind direction that tends to be good for jumping is SW. The more west in the wind, the better the conditions are at Cooden, so head round there where you might enjoy more sociable sailing with other kitesurfers and windsurfers.

Around low tide, a sandbank can provide some good stunt conditions and reduce chop on either side so is well worth checking out.

Main launch areas for kitesurfers and windsurfers are at the car park in Pevensey and at Cooden (about a mile further towards Bexhill).