Poole Harbour - Annual Kitesurf Permits

Camber Sands to Exmouth ~ Local info and chat.
Post Reply
User avatar
rakeem15
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: London/Calshot

Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:58 am

Well, it's happened - you need to obtain a permit to kitesurf in Poole Harbour as of tomorrow (1st April 2014).

Everyone considering kitesurfing in Poole (and on the seaward side of the Sandbanks peninsular) now needs to buy an annual permit from the Poole Harbour Commissioners website. Cost is £20.

Here is the latest guidance to kitesurfers from the PHC.

Although this has basically already happened the local kitesurf club BPKC are trying to collate feedback on this so that this can be presented back to the PHC.
User avatar
Guy
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:56 pm
Location: 2hrs from the beach

Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:44 pm

Where does it state about the seaward side of sandbanks? I can't see it anywhere in that directive.
Too Much Wind
Posts: 1704
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:14 am
Location: south coast uk

Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:11 pm

Here is a map showing the harbour boundaries as taken from their master plan document page 11. Takes a bit of digging on their website to find.

Image

Will they police the seaward side? As you say, it is not stated.

TMW
User avatar
Guy
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:56 pm
Location: 2hrs from the beach

Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:25 pm

Ahhh thanks for that. I would doubt they would police Shore road but I guess the only way to find out is if they question kitesurfers out there after tomorrow. The wording does state no kiting from the bar buoy all the way to the turning basin in any of the channels and I guess you could deem the east Looe channel as being a part of that. Now do Hook Sands fall in to that exclusion as they are in the harbour limit?
Martin Pearce
Posts: 60
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:41 am

Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:32 pm

so kitesurfers need a permit but windsurfers don't?
User avatar
bovaboy
Posts: 1249
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:31 pm
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:30 pm

Don't worry, nobody checks and nobody cares. There are no signs on the sea side of sandbanks, and really who cares about the harbour? Dullest yet most dangerous place to kite on the south coast as far as I can see.
User avatar
kite-uk
Posts: 1057
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 10:01 pm
Location: Hillhead: where's it's happening
Contact:

Thu May 14, 2015 4:56 pm

Just caught up with this... I'm not surprised.. I went down once as I was working on a house in Sandbanks.. I finished early to go for a kitesurf and well.. what a place ................ to avoid! :?

drove back to Southampton and had an epic session at Calshot.

Dullest yet most dangerous place to kite on the south coast


I have to agree with the above statement.. but no one seemed to want to help others launch and land to be save it was all me me me !

I am sure others are going to come along and say how great it is and the opposite to what I just said but I am just saying it how it is when I came and I have been back 6-7 times since.. no different.
User avatar
rakeem15
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: London/Calshot

Thu May 14, 2015 8:15 pm

It's an awesome place provided it's midweek, blowing WNW, it's before April and the sun is shining. Which is why I rarely go there anymore [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Post Reply