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Locations on the South Coast in S winds

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s wales & pembs Bristol Channel
The SW S Coast

Locations Comments
Calshot Cross on
Christchurch - Mudeford (Avon Beach) Cross on, but no other details
Christchurch Harbour Good. Gives the longest runs across the harbour
East Wittering Cross on shore (port tack but a bit like Swiss cheese - full of holes)
Hill Head Cross-on from L. Good
Kimmeridge No details
Lee On Solent Cross-on from L. Good
Lepe Shingle bar to the E produces great flat water blasting/speed course
Lyme Regis Dead onshore. Can be difficult to get off the beach as the wind tends to lift over the hill.
Overcombe Good. Cross-on from R. Good wave riding.
Poole - Branksome Chine Cross-on from R. Good clean wind.
Poole - Hamworthy Onshore. Blasting across to Brownsea island. Prob best direction for Hamworthy.
Poole - Lake Pier Ok
Poole - Sandbanks Cross-on from R. Unknown conditions
Poole - Stone Island Perhaps gusty, Cross-off
Poole - Whitley Very good
Portland Harbour - Ferry Bridge boatyard Cross-shore but gusty due to the wind shadow of Portland. Depending on how southerly it will be better either close to the beach or way out into the harbour
Portland Harbour - OTC/Sailing Academy/Portland end Dead offshore; tricky to beat back to the beach/sailing centre. Once beyond, the harbour is your oyster(?).
Swanage No details
West Wittering On shore

We have no wind details at all for the following locations:

Hayling Island


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This page last updated: 12th Aug, 2020.

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