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Camber Sands Windsurfing Guide

General info

beginner, intermediate, advanced
Beach faces
Best wind
E, W, SW
Tidal range
Shelving rate
Shingle banks at Broomhill

Windsurfing ratings


Camber sands, on the Kent and Sussex border, has consistent onshore breezes throughout the season and shallow water due to a tidal range of about a mile which makes it an excellent location for windsurfers and kitesurfers taking their first dip in open sea. Ryewatersports runs BKSA approved kitesurfing courses, so facilities are also available to get in to kitesurfing for the first time.

The shape of the coast means that if the wind is the wrong angle it is likely sailable round the corner at Dungeness ( to the east ) or Pevensey ( to the west ). A look at the Big Salty best locations of the day will indicate the locations that best suit the wind direction.


The shallow shelving sands make for a good location for learning.


Be aware of tidal movements here since this is at the narrowest part of the channel, never go out to far and this shouldn't be a problem.