The Heights Hotel guide to kite surfing
With the enclosed harbour, sandy bottom, shallow water and many other enthusiasts on hand, Portland is one of the best places to either learn or just enjoy the sport of kite surfing.
Predominately south-westerly winds blowing in over the channel, over Chesil beach and into the harbour can make the water as flat as you are ever likely to see in a coastal location. Time your sailing well with the tides and you will also have a large area to sail in that when you fall off you will be able to stand up in so it makes the area suitable for complete beginners. To check tides, please click here.
Portland harbour is owned and run by Portland Port Ltd and they have a requirement that anyone that wishes to kite surf in the harbour is a member of the Weymouth and Portland Kite Surfing Club. This should not prove to be a problem as it is run by local company, Paracedemy, and day membership is available. Whilst on the subject of Paracademy, this local company also offers kite surfing tuition and has a shop with all the latest gear. For more information on membership or tuition please click here.
For the local weather forecast please click here.
To bring your group to the Heights Hotel so that you can kitesurf one of the best spots in the country, please call Jenny or Kathy to discuss your personal requirements on 01305 821361.
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