Kitesurfing in Southend-on-Sea
Kitesurfing Spots in Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea is the most popular area in the region for kitesurfers. The Estuary provides ideal conditions with prevailing Southerlies during the summer months providing cross-onshore conditions. The two council designated kitesurf areas are East Beach at Shoeburyness, just a short drive east from Southend and Chalkwell Ray, west of the town centre.
Due to the large numbers of tourists during the summer, boat moorings and proximity to the main road most other beaches should be avoided. 3rd party insurance is required.
East Beach at Shoebury is one of the best places in the country to learn, due to its shallow, calm water and good cross winds. As the tide goes out at East Beach the water level drops significantly allowing surfers to stand up for 1 mile. At low tide a number of lagoons form between the sandbars which generally provide flat water in all wind conditions.
Kite addicts from the UK and all over the world come to ‘The Ray' where world-class conditions provide the perfect place for an attempt at smashing the world speed record.