Lancing Beach - England
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Kitespot Lancing Beach: What to expect?

In the south of England, a 1,5 hour drive from London Heathrow and nearby Brighton, you’ll find kitespot Lancing Beach with flat to choppy water in summer and small waves in winter.

Lancing Beach has an active kite community with a club, events, live webcam and wind metrics. Become a club member to enjoy those goodies.

Wind

Kitespot Lancing Beach's prevailing wind is SW, which is mostly side onshore and blows year round, most winds from October to March.

The winds average between 15 to 35 knots and go up to 50 knots for about 20 days a year.

Expect a summer sea breeze (thermal wind) on sunny summer afternoons. This sea breeze is caused by heated land (high pressure) and cold ocean water (low pressure) and generates a circulation. The South Downs which run along the South Coast of England help to boost this summer sea breeze. The summer sea breeze is not included in the wind forecasts.

Kitesizes

Most used kitesize at this spot is 9m (70kg). However it is advised to bring all your kites in a range from 5m to 12m.

Water conditions

The water at kitespot Lancing Beach is generally flat to choppy, with some small waves from September to May.

The coast has groynes about 50-100m from each other. It’s advised to only kite during low tide, so the groynes are visible.

At low tide the first 100m are shallow which are handy for lessons. The beach is divided in zones, with the most left groynes from the kitespot indicating the teaching zone. Then two inner groynes spaces to start and launch followed by a swimmerzone. Check the local kitesurf sign when you enter the spot for all kitesurf information and codes of conduct.

It’s advised to kite with a 5mm wetsuit, cap, neoprene boots and gloves during winter and a 3mm wetsuit during summer.

Launch Area

You can launch your kite at the pebbly beach at high tide or sandy beach around low tide. If you prefer you can set up your kite at the higher grass area. It’s however not allowed to launch at the grass. The launch area is small at high tide.

Please, wind up your lines when you are done or having a break.

Lessons

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Hazards

Watch out for the groynes especially at high tide and for the pebbly beach when wet. It’s not advised to kite during high tide, because the groynes are not that visible.

Level of riding

The spot is suitable for all rider levels.

How to get there

To get to Lancing, you can take the A27 road from Brighton. The beach is well signposted and there is plenty of parking available in the nearby streets. There are also several bus routes that run between Brighton and Lancing, making it easy to get to the beach by public transport. From London it’s only 1.5 hours by public transport.

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FAQs

From May to October is the best time.

Flatwater to little waves.

Yes, at sunny summer afternoons

Yes, 5:3mm with cap, gloves and boots from November to April, 3:2mm from May to October.