Any one kitesurfed near Chesel beach area?

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Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:52 pm

Is that allowed?

Any one done it?
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Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:00 pm

I kitesurf in the harbour all the time, have been told that there are terrible currents off of Chesil Beach though.



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Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:16 pm

kite-uk wrote:Is that allowed?

Any one done it?
Unless you want to get thumped by one of the worst shore dumps possible onto a pebbley beach and then find you can't stand on your feet due to the ridiculously strong undertow then i wouldn't recomend it. When i have dived there even on relatively flat calm days you need to use a descent sized rock/boulder to anchor onto, lift up as the wave caries you forward then hold on as the tow tries to drag you back out. This way you can crawl up and out of the water. Its a dangerous spot.

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Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Cheers Bud, I'll give that a miss there then..
what about the other side of the beach? is it not protected there?
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Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:30 pm

The other side is Portland Harbour; great kiting spot.



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Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:25 am

what about that area looking at the map. That is on the other side of chesel beach. it's protected from the main shore line.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:31 am

You need to be a bit clearer, perhaps post a Google maps link.




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Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:46 am

I think the lagoon bit is a bird sanctuary, but you can kite in the harbour with a permit as mentioned, off shore winds are kited here as well.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:14 am

Off shore on a low tide...the harbour wall is a scary long way out if you get into difficulty in deep water.

Permit is only £2 for a day and not a lot for a year from Harbour Master or Paracademy.



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Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:41 pm

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the bank area
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:52 pm

That is Fleet lagoon, a conservation area. Very definitely not allowed to kitesurf there.

Seriously, just go to Portland Harbour, it's massive and perfect for kitesurfing.




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Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Benjy is right, might just as well kite Portland Harbour. The Fleet is SSSI and also has European Conservation designations on it. Not sure the wind would be that clean anyway -any westerly direction and you would be in the lee of Chesil Bank, and any othr direction wind would be coming off the land. Gusty, of course!
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Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:28 am

Cheers guys just looking for new places to try.
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