Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

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E 84°

Hythe and saltwood sailing club Weather Station - 34 miles away | Updated 40 seconds ago

Low Tide was about 2 hours ago
Today's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
03:041.43Low Tide
09:224.68High Tide
15:560.89Low Tide
22:105.13High Tide
Tommorow's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
04:211.17Low Tide
10:355.03High Tide
17:070.54Low Tide
23:125.51High 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
Thu 24 Oct 01:00
4 / 13
13°c 12°c 0 Poor 17% Mist
Thu 24 Oct 04:00
7 / 16
12°c 11°c 0 Moderate 13% Overcast
Thu 24 Oct 07:00
4 / 9
13°c 12°c 0 Poor 76% Light rain
Thu 24 Oct 10:00
4 / 4
13°c 13°c 1 Moderate 50% Overcast
Thu 24 Oct 13:00
4 / 9
14°c 13°c 1 Poor 89% Light rain
Thu 24 Oct 16:00
9 / 16
12°c 11°c 1 Good 59% Light rain
Thu 24 Oct 19:00
11 / 18
12°c 10°c 0 Good 16% Cloudy
Thu 24 Oct 22:00
11 / 20
12°c 9°c 0 Good 1% Clear night
Fri 25 Oct 01:00
9 / 18
11°c 9°c 0 Very good 1% Partly cloudy (night)
Fri 25 Oct 04:00
9 / 18
10°c 8°c 0 Very good 0% Partly cloudy (night)
Fri 25 Oct 07:00
9 / 16
10°c 8°c 0 Good 0% Clear night
Fri 25 Oct 10:00
9 / 16
12°c 10°c 1 Good 4% Cloudy
Fri 25 Oct 13:00
16 / 25
15°c 12°c 1 Very good 5% Cloudy
Fri 25 Oct 16:00
20 / 34
15°c 11°c 1 Very good 9% Cloudy
Fri 25 Oct 19:00
20 / 34
15°c 11°c 0 Very good 33% Cloudy
Fri 25 Oct 22:00
22 / 38
15°c 11°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 01:00
25 / 40
15°c 11°c 0 Very good 7% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 04:00
22 / 38
15°c 11°c 0 Very good 6% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 07:00
22 / 36
15°c 11°c 0 Very good 11% Overcast
Sat 26 Oct 10:00
22 / 34
15°c 11°c 1 Very good 7% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 13:00
22 / 38
16°c 11°c 1 Very good 10% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 16:00
20 / 34
15°c 11°c 1 Good 15% Cloudy
Sat 26 Oct 19:00
18 / 29
14°c 11°c 0 Moderate 53% Light rain
Sat 26 Oct 22:00
13 / 25
12°c 9°c 0 Good 53% Light rain
Sun 27 Oct 01:00
13 / 20
9°c 6°c 0 Very good 17% Cloudy
Sun 27 Oct 03:00
11 / 18
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 11% Cloudy
Sun 27 Oct 06:00
9 / 16
7°c 5°c 0 Very good 8% Cloudy
Sun 27 Oct 09:00
11 / 18
8°c 6°c 1 Very good 6% Cloudy
Sun 27 Oct 12:00
11 / 18
10°c 8°c 1 Very good 3% Partly cloudy (day)
Sun 27 Oct 15:00
9 / 16
11°c 9°c 1 Very good 3% Sunny day
Sun 27 Oct 18:00
7 / 11
9°c 7°c 0 Very good 3% Clear night
Sun 27 Oct 21:00
9 / 13
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 3% Partly cloudy (night)
Mon 28 Oct 00:00
9 / 13
7°c 4°c 0 Very good 3% Partly cloudy (night)
Mon 28 Oct 03:00
9 / 13
6°c 3°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Mon 28 Oct 06:00
9 / 13
6°c 3°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Mon 28 Oct 09:00
9 / 16
7°c 5°c 1 Very good 5% Cloudy
Mon 28 Oct 12:00
11 / 18
10°c 8°c 1 Very good 2% Partly cloudy (day)
Mon 28 Oct 15:00
11 / 20
11°c 8°c 1 Very good 7% Cloudy
Mon 28 Oct 18:00
13 / 20
9°c 6°c 0 Very good 8% Cloudy
Mon 28 Oct 21:00
13 / 22
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 8% Cloudy

Kitesurfing Map for Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’ kite Surfing Photos

  • Thorpe Bay Uncle Toms
  • 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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