Cornwall needs no introduction if you are a wavesailor. Gwithian is the favorite spot for keen wave-heads and can deliver some of the best down-the-line wave sailing in England. If you can get your kit down the goat track from the cliff that is.
If you get Gwithian or The Bluff on a good day you'll score some fantastic down-the-line wavesailing and have a big grin on your face!
North Devon usually means you will come back with slightly slimmer thighs - the walk to the water at lowtide can be a killer - but as the Loreal ad says - you're worth it!!
Bigbury is like the rest of the south coast - changeable. At times there are great waves as you'll see in the mags. Other times it's basically bump and jump. The whole location is absolutely beautiful however.
We sail at two spots here. We usually windsurf in Portland Harbour but occasionally we go to Overcombe.
Part of the Jurassic Coast, known as the ledges due to the rocky limestone reefs. The bay has no sand and is formed of stone and smooth flat rocks. Take care near the concrete slipway as there are some submerged spikes! In a north westerly the reefs can hold up very large waves; however, due to the rocks, this venue is suitable for experts only in these conditions. On light wind days, the locals say any level can be catered for.
Poole is one of the best windsurfing areas in England for beginners and intermediates due to the enormous expanse of shallow flat water in the harbour. There is plenty of variety for experts too. OMWC events are held at a number of different venues in Poole, so make sure you check the event information for the precise location where we will be meeting. Should the wind be in the wrong direction, it is easy to switch venues and to find somewhere where the wind is much better.
Christchurch is a spectacular location on the Dorset coast, protected by the mile long Hengistbury Head the natural harbour offers relatively flat-water, excellent for learning or for days when the wind is off-shore at the beach. Alternatively, Avon Beach and Steamer Point offer great open sea sailing within Christchurch Bay
We like it here! This is another one of those venues where Jo Public windsurfer rarely ventures and we usually have the entire place to ourselves (plus a few day trippers but it is rarely crowded). If there is wind in The Solent, it is usually one Beaufort stronger here because of the prominent position, being the closest point to The Isle of Wight.