Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

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Corringham, Essex Weather Station - 13.41 miles away | Updated 2 minutes ago

Low Tide was 3 hours ago
Today's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
02:435.39High Tide
09:120.5Low Tide
15:115.45High Tide
21:200.87Low Tide
Tommorow's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
03:255.29High Tide
10:010.55Low Tide
15:595.36High Tide
22:081Low 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
Mon 16 Dec 06:00
9 / 20
7°c 4°c 0 Very good 69% Light rain shower (night)
Mon 16 Dec 09:00
13 / 25
7°c 4°c 1 Good 77% Light rain
Mon 16 Dec 12:00
9 / 16
8°c 6°c 1 Very good 6% Cloudy
Mon 16 Dec 15:00
4 / 9
8°c 7°c 1 Good 16% Cloudy
Mon 16 Dec 18:00
4 / 9
8°c 6°c 0 Moderate 90% Heavy rain
Mon 16 Dec 21:00
4 / 9
8°c 6°c 0 Moderate 80% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 00:00
4 / 7
7°c 6°c 0 Moderate 91% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 03:00
9 / 13
7°c 5°c 0 Moderate 94% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 06:00
9 / 16
7°c 4°c 0 Moderate 92% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 09:00
9 / 16
7°c 4°c 1 Moderate 88% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 12:00
9 / 16
7°c 4°c 1 Good 82% Heavy rain
Tue 17 Dec 15:00
9 / 13
7°c 4°c 1 Good 49% Light rain
Tue 17 Dec 18:00
7 / 11
6°c 4°c 0 Good 11% Cloudy
Tue 17 Dec 21:00
9 / 13
5°c 3°c 0 Good 7% Clear night
Wed 18 Dec 00:00
7 / 13
5°c 2°c 0 Good 1% Clear night
Wed 18 Dec 03:00
7 / 13
5°c 2°c 0 Good 1% Partly cloudy (night)
Wed 18 Dec 06:00
9 / 13
6°c 3°c 0 Very good 0% Partly cloudy (night)
Wed 18 Dec 09:00
9 / 16
7°c 4°c 1 Good 1% Sunny day
Wed 18 Dec 12:00
11 / 18
9°c 6°c 1 Very good 1% Sunny day
Wed 18 Dec 15:00
13 / 20
8°c 5°c 1 Very good 1% Partly cloudy (day)
Wed 18 Dec 18:00
16 / 25
7°c 4°c 0 Very good 4% Cloudy
Wed 18 Dec 21:00
16 / 25
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Thu 19 Dec 00:00
18 / 27
9°c 6°c 0 Very good 10% Cloudy
Thu 19 Dec 03:00
16 / 27
10°c 7°c 0 Moderate 15% Cloudy
Thu 19 Dec 06:00
16 / 25
10°c 7°c 0 Moderate 56% Light rain
Thu 19 Dec 09:00
16 / 25
10°c 7°c 1 Good 50% Light rain
Thu 19 Dec 12:00
13 / 22
11°c 8°c 1 Moderate 51% Light rain
Thu 19 Dec 15:00
13 / 20
10°c 8°c 1 Good 19% Cloudy
Thu 19 Dec 18:00
13 / 22
10°c 7°c 0 Moderate 77% Heavy rain
Thu 19 Dec 21:00
16 / 27
10°c 7°c 0 Good 56% Light rain
Fri 20 Dec 00:00
16 / 22
10°c 7°c 0 Good 58% Light rain
Fri 20 Dec 03:00
16 / 22
10°c 7°c 0 Moderate 45% Light rain
Fri 20 Dec 06:00
16 / 25
10°c 7°c 0 Moderate 51% Light rain
Fri 20 Dec 09:00
16 / 22
10°c 7°c 1 Very good 43% Light rain
Fri 20 Dec 12:00
16 / 25
10°c 7°c 1 Very good 15% Cloudy
Fri 20 Dec 15:00
13 / 20
9°c 6°c 1 Very good 15% Cloudy
Fri 20 Dec 18:00
13 / 20
8°c 5°c 0 Good 8% Partly cloudy (night)
Fri 20 Dec 21:00
13 / 22
8°c 5°c 0 Very good 9% Partly cloudy (night)

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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