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Hove Windsurfing Guide

General info

Suitability
intermediate, advanced
Beach faces
S
Best wind
WSW
Tidal range
small
Shelving rate
steep, then gradual

Windsurfing ratings

Wave
Freestyle
Speed
Beginner

Mid tide onshore beach break location. Hove is a great place to windsurf when there is a bit of ground swell around, generally providing better waves than neighbouring Shoreham or Worthing in the right conditions. High tide at Hove is not for the feint hearted, it is a heavy dumping shorebreak. The wave itself is your classic cross onshore beach break type, with a  punchy section or two breaking fairly unpredicatably.

The windsurfing is sociable with plenty out, although parking is going to be the biggest problem, get there early to get a place.

Windsurfing is best at low tide on the build up to high tide, it is a daunting place to windsurf for those new to open sea windsurfing, but for the experienced is good fun.

Features

The shelving of the beach means for slightly bigger waves for a given swell. There is also the challenge of windsurfing between the two piers, which can provide some very good conditions.

Considerations

High tide is a mast breaker, mid too high tide, you will have to consider the breakwaters. If you are windsurfing near the peers, then watch out for the current which can drag you very close.

Directions to Hove

Take the M23, or A27 to Brighton and then onto Hove. look out for Hove Lagoon Watersports as a good starting point. There are a few more places with parking East of the Watersports near the King Alfred park.