Thorpe Bay ‘Uncle Toms’

Live Kitesurfing Report

W 248°

Corringham, Essex Weather Station - 13.41 miles away | Updated 3 minutes ago

Low Tide is in about 2 hours time
Today's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
01:521.43Low Tide
08:164.47High Tide
14:361.36Low Tide
21:094.73High Tide
Tommorow's Tide
TimeHeightHigh/Low
03:221.51Low Tide
09:414.57High Tide
16:251.17Low Tide
22:244.99High 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
Sat 26 Sep 07:00
18 / 34
7°c 3°c 1 Very good 4% Cloudy
Sat 26 Sep 10:00
20 / 34
9°c 4°c 2 Very good 9% Overcast
Sat 26 Sep 13:00
22 / 36
10°c 6°c 3 Good 6% Cloudy
Sat 26 Sep 16:00
20 / 36
10°c 6°c 1 Moderate 92% Heavy rain
Sat 26 Sep 19:00
22 / 38
11°c 7°c 0 Very good 52% Light rain
Sat 26 Sep 22:00
18 / 34
11°c 7°c 0 Excellent 1% Partly cloudy (night)
Sun 27 Sep 01:00
18 / 31
10°c 7°c 0 Excellent 4% Cloudy
Sun 27 Sep 04:00
20 / 36
11°c 7°c 0 Excellent 11% Overcast
Sun 27 Sep 07:00
22 / 38
11°c 7°c 0 Excellent 9% Cloudy
Sun 27 Sep 10:00
20 / 36
12°c 8°c 1 Very good 12% Overcast
Sun 27 Sep 13:00
22 / 36
14°c 10°c 2 Very good 10% Overcast
Sun 27 Sep 16:00
20 / 31
14°c 11°c 1 Very good 10% Overcast
Sun 27 Sep 19:00
16 / 27
13°c 10°c 0 Good 13% Overcast
Sun 27 Sep 22:00
13 / 25
13°c 10°c 0 Very good 44% Overcast
Mon 28 Sep 01:00
13 / 22
12°c 10°c 0 Good 12% Overcast
Mon 28 Sep 04:00
11 / 18
12°c 10°c 0 Good 10% Overcast
Mon 28 Sep 07:00
11 / 18
11°c 9°c 0 Good 10% Overcast
Mon 28 Sep 10:00
11 / 16
13°c 11°c 1 Very good 10% Overcast
Mon 28 Sep 13:00
9 / 16
15°c 13°c 3 Very good 5% Cloudy
Mon 28 Sep 16:00
9 / 16
16°c 15°c 1 Very good 2% Partly cloudy (day)
Mon 28 Sep 19:00
7 / 11
15°c 13°c 0 Very good 1% Partly cloudy (night)
Mon 28 Sep 22:00
7 / 11
13°c 12°c 0 Very good 2% Clear night
Tue 29 Sep 01:00
7 / 11
13°c 12°c 0 Very good 4% Partly cloudy (night)
Tue 29 Sep 04:00
7 / 9
13°c 12°c 0 Good 7% Cloudy
Tue 29 Sep 07:00
7 / 11
13°c 12°c 0 Moderate 8% Cloudy
Tue 29 Sep 10:00
7 / 11
14°c 14°c 1 Good 27% Light rain shower (day)
Tue 29 Sep 13:00
7 / 13
16°c 15°c 2 Good 9% Cloudy
Tue 29 Sep 16:00
9 / 16
16°c 14°c 1 Good 31% Light rain shower (day)
Tue 29 Sep 19:00
9 / 13
14°c 13°c 0 Moderate 7% Partly cloudy (night)
Tue 29 Sep 22:00
7 / 11
14°c 13°c 0 Good 4% Partly cloudy (night)
Wed 30 Sep 01:00
7 / 11
13°c 12°c 0 Very good 5% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 04:00
7 / 11
13°c 12°c 0 Very good 7% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 07:00
7 / 11
12°c 11°c 0 Very good 9% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 10:00
9 / 13
14°c 13°c 2 Very good 8% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 13:00
11 / 20
16°c 14°c 3 Very good 10% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 16:00
13 / 22
16°c 14°c 1 Very good 13% Cloudy
Wed 30 Sep 19:00
13 / 20
15°c 13°c 0 Moderate 30% Light rain shower (night)
Wed 30 Sep 22:00
13 / 22
15°c 13°c 0 Good 34% Light rain shower (night)

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

All content remains copyright of Kite Addicts unless stated otherwise, we'd kindly ask that you don't reproduce it in any form without our permission.

Create Account

Important

If you are an existing member you need to Reset your password. to use the new system.