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harry.allerston
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Fri May 11, 2007 8:39 pm

i go out all the time at my secret spot down the bottom of the harbour and no one minds probably because its only me and my friend, theres no moorings or people around and its out of the main waterways. i also get away with kitesurfing in the lagoon at hayling island sailing club and no one minds that as long is i keep out of peoples way. doesnt matter because ive joined HKA now anyways :)
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BBR
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:07 pm

Hi Guys,

In order to avoid a ban at Bracklesham Beach, just along the road, visitors please have a read of the kitesurfing information leaflet online here Bracklesham Kitesurf Information, or available for free in the shop (includes 2009 tide times)

Thanks

James
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BBR
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Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:43 am

Hi Everyone,

Rules have changed slightly for 2010 onwards, making it better for kiters!
We do not have to walk to the last house on the beach, however please note the following basic rules:

1. No rigging infront of/within the carpark.
2. No kiting infront of the carpark.
3. Walk down from the carpark to the East side (walk left from the carpark when looking out to sea) of the first Green marker post on the end of the groyne.
4. Rig up on the other side of that post.
5. Stay the other side of that post when kiting, DO NOT KITE PAST THIS POST TOWARDS OR INFRONT OF THE CAR PARK!
6. On busy tourist days, the Foreshore officers may put out Black/White chequer Flags moving kitesurfers a little further down the beach towards Selsey. If this is the case, the above rules are changed by using the black/white chequer flags, rather than the green post, as your reference.

The Above link for the guidelines has been modified to represent these changes.

As always, by ignoring the above risks a ban being implemented, so please everyone, kite nicely!

Any questions, please feel free to pm me, email, or call the shop 01243 671777

James
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BBR
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Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:29 pm

Hi Everyone,

After a meeting yesterday with local residents and Council representives, could i ask that kitesurfers stay further out to sea from the beach when kiting at Bracklesham, and to not kite along the length of the beach in the very shallow water in order for your kite not to overfly beach users and reduce the chance of your kite hitting the beach should you mess up. Please also leave plenty of room between yourselves and other water sports enthusiasts, especially bathers and surfers. Remember that there is miles of beach that we can kite along from Brackelsham to Selsey, so if an area of water or beach becomes busy then please just a kite a little further down in an area that isn't.

The introduction of the flagged launching/landing area has worked exceptionally well this year, and I would like to thank everyone, especially new visitors to the area, who made the effort to ask what the "rules" were and stuck by them.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call me - 01243 671777

Kind regards

James
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kite-uk
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Mon May 09, 2011 5:46 pm

With out going all out to splash details on the forum here, I have just caught up with this just now. I know a counciler on HI. Would some one want me to make a call..
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georgegunn
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:20 pm

fatfish98 wrote: It would be good to see other areas set up their clubs and then we can interlink them...i.e. if the shoreham/worthing guys set up a club with rash vests etc then they could come to hayling wearing their "sussex" vests and vica versa and we'd know they were insured and club members etc.
i know im pretty new to kitesurfing.. only started beginning of the summer. i kite around littlehampton to goring generally in quieter spots there is only about 4 of us out at a time with around 6 windsurfers. i think the general opinion of locals down here is very positive. they love to see every one out kiting and love watching. kiting a very expensive sport to do and i know loads of kids that want to get into it but cant afford to. the point im getting at is that i know at west witterings you have to be a member and non members have to pay some thing like £8 a day.

it seems ridiculous that you have to pay to kite on the beach, its all just extra money onto of an expensive sport understandable if it was a private lake. paying to go in the sea is a joke and i hope it doesnt come to this around here
Roland
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Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:29 am

georgegunn wrote: the point im getting at is that i know at west witterings you have to be a member and non members have to pay some thing like £8 a day.

it seems ridiculous that you have to pay to kite on the beach, its all just extra money onto of an expensive sport understandable if it was a private lake. paying to go in the sea is a joke and i hope it doesnt come to this around here
Day tickets @ west wittering are for the windsurfers not kitesurfers and west witterings a privately owned area, hence why your charged for the privilege of setting up and kiting from that beach..
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