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Longniddry Windsurfing Guide

General info

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Beach faces
Best wind
Tidal range

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A popular spot for the Edinburgh sailors best in South to Westerly wind can get too onshore if westerly in which case head on to Gullane. It usually provides slalom blasting, and can provide very flat water, high wind sailing when the wind is southerly.

At higher tides you watch out for the rocks on the east side of the beach which stick out in a sort of headland shape. At low tides it is possible to launch off the rocks. This will get you launched straight into the channel where it is generally a bit windier.

(Thanks to Mark for the description information).


Conditions do get a bit bumpier if you venture further out into the channel, but the swell generally isn't nearly as big as it gets at Gullane although does tend to have a bit of messy chop. 


Directions to Longniddry

 The car park at Longniddry is right on the beach, and there is plenty of room to rig up. The parking is free, and toilets are available.