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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

jonathan

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 22/06/13

Rating:3 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.2

Surely today couldn't have been windier than last week? Wrong!
I headed to Hillhead in the hope that the waves would be a bit better defined than at Lepe. Rigged a 4.7 and my small board.. which was perfect for a while but then I needed to go to the 4.2. However it wasn't long before this was too much and without a smaller sail I decided to call it a day.
I have sailed at Hillhead plenty of times but this was the first time I purposely sailed westwards towards the Osbourne View which is where quite a lot of people seemed to be headed today. I found out why as the waves breaking over the spit were refracted to be more side on to the wind, much better for jumping!

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 22/06/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.7

Took a day off work to decorate Nayra's room.. and got distracted. Despite the torrential rain thought I would give Hillhead a go and as I hit the beach the rain stopped.
The wind was a bit up and down - at one point it was pretty marginal with a 4.7m so I changed to a bigger board, but then the wind came back in again.

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 18/06/11

Rating:3 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.7

Went down to Hayling first to pick up a replacement 400cm mast - I reckoned I'd need that. Went to the seafront. It was a couple of hours after high tide but only a couple of people out. I decided the mush outside of the shoredump wasn't really worth the aggro of getting out, so after saying hello to Mike and Nick I headed around to Hillhead and met up with Andrew. Most people on 4.2m but as the wind appeared to be dropping I went with the 4.7m. This was fine for the next hour but then the rain brought increased wind and I decided to call it a day.

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 22/05/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.2

Not often that the 74l waveboard sees the light of day...
I started off on my 91 and with a 4.7m - largely because I have had it since February and this was the first opportunity to try it! Also it was the first chance to use my skinny 400cm mast (purchased in October!). Both worked very well - although it quickly became obvious that the 4.7m was a bit out of its range, so changed down to my small board and 4.2m - which was much more manageable.
Plenty of people out at Hillhead, but not many were on the water that long.

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 19/07/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.2

What a difference a day makes!
Like the day before, I didn't get out until mid afternoon and found that many people had already had their fill. At least they hadn't taken the wind with them today. It certainly wasn't marginal today, I was stacked on my well downhauled 4.2m - it was only the fact that I was on such a small board that was keeping me on the water at times.

Can't remember the last time I used my 74l board, but I think I last used my 4.2m last August - that's the great British summer for you!

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 22/06/08

Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.5

Fantastic day at Hillhead. Hillhead never has perfectly formed waves but then it sounds like no-where else did today.
Started off on my 84l board but when the sea breeze added to the already strong wind the only way I could hold on to my 4.5 was by switching to my 74l board.
Wall-to-wall sunshine and some decent jump ramps - even some sloppy waves to play in. Not bad for mid-summer!

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 09/12/07

Rating:2 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:4.2

Well, when I rigged up my 4.2m would have been a handful but by the time I got to the water it was far too small. Made a few runs out, but never really got planing, spent an hour or so hoping the wind would come back.

Mindful of the fact that next weekend looks freezing at present, I rigged my 5m and 84l board - the 84l felt like a freestyle board after the wobbles of the underpowered 74. So had a pleasant hour in what was by now, pretty flat water and decent sunshine - perfectly powered up. Sailed until dusk (which regrettably was 4pm!)

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 02/12/07

Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres
Sail:5.0

The cancellation of a lunchtime appointment meant I got another session this weekend. Made the schoolboy error of rigging in a lull - 5m was waaaay too much - but as I didn't hit the water until lateish there wasn't much point in rerigging. Did come in to swap my 91litre board for my 74 which made things far more controllable - but still stacked!

A good session - with probably the cleanest waves I have seen at Hillhead

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