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Littlehampton Windsurfing Guide

General info

Beach faces
SE
Best wind
SW, NW, S
Tidal range
medium
Shelving rate
medium

Windsurfing ratings

Wave
Freestyle
Speed
Beginner

Shingle beach at high tide, giving away to sand at low tide. Littlehampton beaches are protected by groynes. There are quite powerful waves and currents at this spot and there are many good spots, from the main beach break to the river mouth. Littlehampton is a typical south coast spot, experiencing good seabreezes (spring) and regular south westerly winds year round. Littlehampton also picks up any swell going in the English channel and makes good use of it.

Features

Littlehampton produces one of the best waves for this part of the country. At an incoming mid tide it is actually surprisingly powerful. A SW is more sideshore here than other parts of the coast, so the quality of wave sailing is much higher than nearby Shoreham, plus it is much less crowded which is a real bonus. The seabreeze effect here in the spring and early summer is a real bonus, often producing some quality windsurfing.

Considerations

Powerful rip, powerful shorebreak at high tide, groynes, strong currents around the rivermouth should all be taken into consideration.

Directions to Littlehampton

Lying between Worthing and Bognor Regis, from the A27 take the A259 into Littlehampton, follow the signs to the sea front which are pretty self explanatory.