Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

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Corringham, Essex Weather Station - 13.41 miles away | Updated 51 seconds ago

High Tide was about 1 hour ago
Today's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
05:290.88Low Tide
11:345.06High Tide
17:420.83Low Tide
23:525.18High Tide
Tommorow's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
06:150.64Low Tide
12:165.26High Tide
18:240.71Low Tide

Shoeburyness (Beach) Wind Forecast

Shoeburyness (Beach) 5 Day Weather Forecast

Time Direction Wind / Gust (mph) Temperature Feels Like UV Index Visibility Chance Of Rain Weather
Wed 27 Jan 09:00
4 / 18
7°c 5°c 1 Moderate 1% Partly cloudy (day)
Wed 27 Jan 12:00
9 / 16
9°c 7°c 1 Moderate 3% Partly cloudy (day)
Wed 27 Jan 15:00
7 / 11
9°c 8°c 1 Moderate 14% Overcast
Wed 27 Jan 18:00
4 / 11
8°c 7°c 0 Moderate 19% Cloudy
Wed 27 Jan 21:00
4 / 9
8°c 6°c 0 Poor 66% Mist
Thu 28 Jan 00:00
7 / 11
7°c 5°c 0 Very poor 90% Heavy rain
Thu 28 Jan 03:00
7 / 16
7°c 5°c 0 Poor 94% Heavy rain
Thu 28 Jan 06:00
11 / 22
9°c 6°c 0 Moderate 87% Heavy rain
Thu 28 Jan 09:00
16 / 27
11°c 8°c 1 Good 50% Light rain
Thu 28 Jan 12:00
18 / 31
12°c 8°c 1 Good 10% Cloudy
Thu 28 Jan 15:00
16 / 27
12°c 9°c 1 Very good 4% Cloudy
Thu 28 Jan 18:00
11 / 22
9°c 7°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Thu 28 Jan 21:00
11 / 20
9°c 7°c 0 Good 61% Light rain
Fri 29 Jan 00:00
13 / 25
9°c 7°c 0 Moderate 74% Heavy rain shower (night)
Fri 29 Jan 03:00
16 / 29
9°c 6°c 0 Very good 31% Light rain shower (night)
Fri 29 Jan 06:00
13 / 25
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 13% Cloudy
Fri 29 Jan 09:00
13 / 25
9°c 5°c 1 Very good 7% Cloudy
Fri 29 Jan 12:00
13 / 25
9°c 6°c 1 Good 47% Light rain shower (day)
Fri 29 Jan 15:00
13 / 22
9°c 6°c 1 Very good 19% Cloudy
Fri 29 Jan 18:00
11 / 16
7°c 5°c 0 Very good 11% Partly cloudy (night)
Fri 29 Jan 21:00
9 / 13
7°c 4°c 0 Very good 11% Cloudy
Sat 30 Jan 00:00
7 / 11
6°c 3°c 0 Good 10% Cloudy
Sat 30 Jan 03:00
11 / 16
5°c 2°c 0 Moderate 16% Overcast
Sat 30 Jan 06:00
16 / 25
6°c 1°c 0 Moderate 44% Light rain
Sat 30 Jan 09:00
18 / 29
5°c 0°c 1 Moderate 50% Light rain
Sat 30 Jan 12:00
20 / 31
5°c 0°c 1 Moderate 43% Light rain
Sat 30 Jan 15:00
20 / 31
5°c 0°c 1 Good 39% Light rain
Sat 30 Jan 18:00
18 / 29
4°c -1°c 0 Very good 9% Cloudy
Sat 30 Jan 21:00
16 / 25
4°c -1°c 0 Very good 2% Clear night
Sun 31 Jan 00:00
13 / 20
3°c -2°c 0 Very good 2% Clear night
Sun 31 Jan 03:00
11 / 18
2°c -2°c 0 Very good 1% Clear night
Sun 31 Jan 06:00
9 / 16
2°c -2°c 0 Very good 4% Cloudy
Sun 31 Jan 09:00
9 / 16
2°c -1°c 1 Very good 5% Cloudy
Sun 31 Jan 12:00
13 / 20
4°c 0°c 1 Very good 6% Cloudy
Sun 31 Jan 15:00
13 / 20
4°c 0°c 1 Very good 8% Cloudy
Sun 31 Jan 18:00
13 / 22
4°c -1°c 0 Good 13% Cloudy
Sun 31 Jan 21:00
16 / 25
4°c -1°c 0 Good 16% Cloudy

Kitesurfing Map for Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’ kite Surfing Photos

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  • Thorpe Bay Uncle Toms
  • 9m Summer Day at Toms
  • 9m Summer Day at Toms
  • 9m Summer Day at Toms
  • 9m Summer Day at Toms
  • Tuesday 28th July Uncle Toms
  • An old pipe pop
  • Toms Feb 2015

Comments

About Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

(UPDATED) Due to the temporary closure of East Beach, This beach has become very busy! This is causing issues with as there is only a small section of beach to launch and land. Please ensure that you pump up your kite and get riding ASAP to avoid any congestion on the beach. 

 

DO NOT PARK ON THE SLIPWAY!!!!!

DO NOT Launch your kite on the Green behind the beach huts!!!!!

Remember Right of way rules

 

Right of way rules determine who has the "right of way" and who should "yield, or get out of the way" when passing. 

  • A kiter on a starboard tack (right hand and shoulder forwards) has right of way.
  • A kiter on a port tack (left hand and shoulder forwards) must yield right of way (get out the way).
  • For two kiters on the same tack, the kiteboarder upwind must give way to the kitesurfer downwind.

 

While passing in opposite directions:

  • the upwind kiteboarder must fly their kite high
  • the kiteboarder downwind must fly their kite low

 

Uncle Tom's is located in Thorpe Bay which is East of Southend-on-Sea.

Although not a designated kite beach Uncle Tom's cane still be a fantastic location if you follow the rules to ensure we can continue to use this beach.

Uncle Toms is a small area and the beach is mainly stones. The launch ramp is used by JetSkis and speed boats hence it is best avoided at high tide. The rule of thumb here is do not go out until the concrete at the end of the storm drain pipe is visible. At the shoreline the beach has some mussel beds which will shred a kite very quickly, these should be avoided. To the right of the pipe there are boat moorings, these should also be avoided. At low tide a shallow lagoon forms approx 10 mins walk from the beach. Be aware that the tides at Southend move quickly. Make sure you are aware of the tide times and be aware that very strong currents can form in the estuary. 

  • Freestyle

Launching & Landing

Rig, launch and land to right of fence when looking out to sea from the launch ramp or on one of the sand banks at low tide.  Stay off the MOD restricted land.

Local Dangers

Small Pier
Mussel Beds
Cockle Beds
Fishing Boats/Moorings
MOD restricted area
VERY BUSY!!!!!!

Local Parking

Uncle Tom's cabin
Pay and Display
Street Parking
Their is a limited numbers of spaces directly leading up to the slipway

Life Guard & Coast Guard

Coast Guard

Station overlooking launch area

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