Lowestoft

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Old Felixstowe Weather Weather Station - 38.88 miles away | Updated 2 minutes ago

Low Tide was about 1 hour ago
Today's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
05:510.13Low Tide
12:052.5High Tide
18:020.46Low Tide
Tommorow's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
00:132.69High Tide
06:340.28Low Tide
12:452.42High Tide
18:450.5Low Tide

Lowestoft Wind Forecast

Lowestoft 5 Day Weather Forecast

Time Direction Wind / Gust (mph) Temperature Feels Like UV Index Visibility Chance Of Rain Weather
Fri 10 Apr 01:00
9 / 16
8°c 5°c 0 Moderate 4% Cloudy
Fri 10 Apr 04:00
7 / 11
7°c 5°c 0 Moderate 8% Cloudy
Fri 10 Apr 07:00
11 / 18
8°c 5°c 1 Moderate 4% Cloudy
Fri 10 Apr 10:00
9 / 16
9°c 6°c 3 Good 4% Cloudy
Fri 10 Apr 13:00
9 / 13
10°c 8°c 4 Good 0% Partly cloudy (day)
Fri 10 Apr 16:00
9 / 16
11°c 9°c 2 Good 3% Cloudy
Fri 10 Apr 19:00
7 / 13
10°c 8°c 1 Good 1% Partly cloudy (day)
Fri 10 Apr 22:00
9 / 18
9°c 8°c 0 Good 4% Cloudy
Sat 11 Apr 01:00
9 / 20
10°c 8°c 0 Good 4% Cloudy
Sat 11 Apr 04:00
9 / 18
9°c 7°c 0 Good 4% Cloudy
Sat 11 Apr 07:00
9 / 16
9°c 7°c 1 Good 0% Partly cloudy (day)
Sat 11 Apr 10:00
9 / 18
12°c 10°c 3 Very good 0% Sunny day
Sat 11 Apr 13:00
9 / 18
14°c 12°c 4 Good 0% Sunny day
Sat 11 Apr 16:00
9 / 16
15°c 13°c 2 Good 1% Sunny day
Sat 11 Apr 19:00
9 / 16
13°c 11°c 1 Good 1% Sunny day
Sat 11 Apr 22:00
7 / 16
11°c 10°c 0 Good 1% Partly cloudy (night)
Sun 12 Apr 01:00
7 / 13
11°c 10°c 0 Good 1% Clear night
Sun 12 Apr 04:00
7 / 9
10°c 9°c 0 Good 1% Clear night
Sun 12 Apr 07:00
4 / 9
10°c 9°c 1 Good 3% Partly cloudy (day)
Sun 12 Apr 10:00
7 / 11
14°c 13°c 3 Very good 8% Cloudy
Sun 12 Apr 13:00
9 / 16
16°c 15°c 4 Very good 9% Cloudy
Sun 12 Apr 16:00
9 / 16
15°c 13°c 2 Very good 35% Light rain shower (day)
Sun 12 Apr 19:00
7 / 13
12°c 10°c 1 Very good 11% Cloudy
Sun 12 Apr 22:00
11 / 18
9°c 7°c 0 Moderate 11% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 01:00
16 / 25
8°c 5°c 0 Good 15% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 04:00
20 / 31
8°c 3°c 0 Good 18% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 07:00
22 / 34
7°c 3°c 1 Good 16% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 10:00
22 / 38
8°c 3°c 2 Very good 11% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 13:00
22 / 36
8°c 3°c 4 Very good 10% Overcast
Mon 13 Apr 16:00
20 / 34
8°c 3°c 2 Very good 6% Cloudy
Mon 13 Apr 19:00
20 / 31
7°c 2°c 1 Very good 2% Partly cloudy (day)
Mon 13 Apr 22:00
18 / 27
7°c 2°c 0 Very good 7% Overcast
Tue 14 Apr 01:00
16 / 22
6°c 2°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 04:00
13 / 20
6°c 2°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 07:00
11 / 20
6°c 2°c 1 Very good 6% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 10:00
13 / 22
7°c 3°c 2 Very good 7% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 13:00
13 / 25
7°c 4°c 3 Very good 5% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 16:00
13 / 25
8°c 4°c 2 Very good 5% Cloudy
Tue 14 Apr 19:00
16 / 22
7°c 4°c 1 Very good 2% Partly cloudy (day)
Tue 14 Apr 22:00
16 / 22
7°c 4°c 0 Very good 1% Clear night

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About Lowestoft

Lwestoft is the most easterly point of England, and there are only 3 seriously cool things that make Lowestoft so famous. No 1. KiteboardingUK.com the hottest, raddest kite club in the UK.  No 2. Lowestoft seafront 2 day Air show/”King of the Sky” kite comp.  No 3. The Darkness and the latter is very questionably! There is so much wind on the east coast that they are building wind farms in the local harbour for local offshore wind farms. Soon Lowestoft will also have its own wind turbine and it will be the biggest in Europe. Very handy for those local wind checks.

Kiteboarding at this location is only permitted from September to May only.

Kiteboarding is restricted in the summer months as with a high tourist levels and sunbathers. Safe launching and landing is impossible. So during summer months it’s a pretty much a no go area.

In spring and autumn and winter you can kiteboard on Lowestoft main beach but you must consult the Beach Warden/Life Guard. Considering that the location we rig up in and launch from is directly in front of the life guard’s hut, which is where the lifeguards are based, it’s generally not a problem. However beach walkers and dog walkers are in abundance so care is needed and also this area. Lowestoft has wooden groyne sea defences so be careful don’t go out to overpowered and certainly extra care is needed on cross-onshore winds as the escape routes to the beach become very narrow and there is a very good chance you kite will land or ride onto the groynes. If you see a kite go down and it doesn’t relaunch and the kiteboarder is swimming in, get ready to assist him or her because they will need your help to save that kite. It also has a large protruding wooden pier called the “Claremont Pier”. Further North is the “South Pier” a concrete build pier. Always consider which direction is downwind, if it takes you in the direction of the piers, it’s most definitely a better idea to kiteboard at the Pakefield beach kite zone.  

 

Lowestoft Wind Directions:

Works on all winds from north to east to south. Forget the SW winds,

North = Cross shore

North East = Cross onshore

East = Onshore

South East = Cross onshore

South = Cross shore

Anything with westerly in it is, offshore.

Southerly Sea breezes on hot days in the summer with any southerly forecast

 

The Beach:

The beach at Lowestoft has pure golden sand, no pebbles or shingle until you get to Pakefield. The beach has been an award winning Blue flag beach for many years now, including good water quality. So very little pollution at this location. It’s also extremely popular as a public beach and is very crowded during the summer months will full lifeguard service and numerous lifeguard stations align the beach. Along with restricted zoning for swimmers.

 

Good points:

At low tide, a great shallow low tide pool appears. Perfectly flat water, very shallow, great fun, watch out for the face plants.

Small waves the 2-3 ft size are generally about on the inside section at most stages of the tide depending upon weather/swell conditions.

There are also outer sandbanks at Lowestoft which effectively block a lot of the swell therefore reducing the wave interference. The banks (experts only) are great to ride out too. They are about 1 mile offshore, so you really need to have a rescue craft of some kind to go with you. Once on the offshore sand banks you will find an abundance of surfable waves all shapes and sizes, larger waves on bigger swells. Can be fun, but extreme caution is needed due to distance from the beach.

 

 

Facilities:

Public Toilets are available on sea front.

Cafés and Restaurants close by.

Life Guard hut with beach warden all year round directly by kite zone.

KiteboardingUK.com Kite shop 100m from beach.

Bed and breakfast everywhere on the sea front.

Bars and nightclubs overlook beach. Try out the Edge bar (Claremont pier) and then end up in the night club The Harbour, upstairs (older crowd) or Hanks on the sea front (younger crowd)

 

 

Accommodation:

Numerous Bed and Breakfasts line the Marine parade most have sea views there are even bigger hotels which directly overlook the beach.

Price on average between £12-£19 per night per person.

KiteboardingUK.com from summer 04 will also be supplying accommodation for students on their Training courses. At the shop location.

 

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Launching & Landing

Lowestoft Beach

Local Dangers

Wooden Groyne Sea defences

100m apart. Along all of Lowestoft beach to the start of Pakefield beach. At low tide the wooden groynes are dry but a high tide they are su

Piers

Lowestoft has 2 Piers, the Claremont Pier, and the South Pier obvious hazards should you drift downwind into them.
The width of Lowestoft be

Rips

In winter rips can be a problem, when you kiteboard this location it is important that you know the state of tide and which direction the ge

Local Parking

20m from beach
Pay and display car park 20m from beach
Free parking 50m from beach.
Free parking 50m from beach. Safe Parking directly outside KiteboardingUK.com shop which is watched by CCTV.

Life Guard & Coast Guard

Life Guard

Along the beach

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