We have put together a list of useful links to assist you with finding local kitesurf spots, keeping a check of the weather forecasts, and engaging with local kiters via groups and forums on social media.
Starting at Lowestoft moving South, Pakefield Beach has a fantastic wide sandy beach, shallow gradient into sea at low tide, small chop and waves. For wind direction SW through east to NNE.
Kessingland Beach which is shingle and sand has some nice waves and drop off ledges as entering water. Some great shallow lagoons forming at low tides due to sands banks. possibly the best spot on the East Coast For wind direction SSW through east to NNE
Southwold at the Harbour end of beach has a wide sandy beach, with some good wave action for kickers or messing about in. The sea can be quite rough on bigger wind days though! For wind direction SSW through east to NNE
Walberswick has a shingle and sand mix beach, which is quite narrow at high tide. I would advise to kitesurf further south than the harbour wall and away from the regular tourist beach. There are some nice waves here and also some shallow spots with sand bars appearing further out at low tides. For wind direction SW through east to NE.
Aldeburgh's shingle, stony beach becomes deep quite quickly and there are medium chop water conditions. For wind direction SSW through east to NNE.
Sizwell. The shingle and sand beach at Sizewell has some big wave forming at times. You need to be wary of the platform out at sea and steer well clear of that for safety. It's one of the few spots that could work if the wind is more Northerly. For wind direction South though East to North.
Shingle Street is a a shingle, stony beach and you need to be wary of strong currents into the River Ore at high tides. Experienced kiters can use the current and river mouth to good effect, but at lower tides the ever changing shingle bars can sometimes create barriers and spits forming lagoons. At very low tides the water level can often be too low often grinding fins in very shallow gravel bedded water. For wind direction SW through east to NE.
At Old Felixstowe Ferry's shingle and sand beach, you need to be wary of strong currents into and out of the River Deben river mouth. Experienced kiters only could use the river mouth to good effect but on lower tides, the ever changing shingle bars either side of the River Deben channel form to make islands and subsequently some nice flat water spots on the downwind sides of shingles bars. For wind direction SW through east to NE.
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