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If you turn up and there is no one else on the water, there’s probably a good reason for that so watch it carefully before rigging up.
One of Cornwall’s most famous and beloved kitesurfing locations. The Bluff yields superb wind against tide flat water conditions on the later half of a dropping tide, rolling slopey kickers for boosting off of the rest of the time and typical Cornish beach break waves at low tide
Halfway along Hayle Bay between The Bluff and Gwithian, you’ll find Mexico’s beach. Named after a pub that’s no longer there, it has a wild, windy feel to it and is backed entirely by sand dunes.
I tend to head here in the winter and late autumn. From July to September, the best part of this beach is off limits: north of the large rock on the beach.
Perranporth has zones that are restricted, it’s a little bit complicated but if you stay up at Penhale, access the beach via the Haven Holiday Park and walk down the dunes, you’ll always be in the clear.
Crantock has all the wind exposure of a letter box and changes drastically throughout its tide range, but it’s a great little spot to kite under the right conditions and produces a wave that’s tailor made for kitesurfing whilst being not that attractive to other water users.
The River Gannel is definitely a high tide spot and requiring a very specific wind direction. You’ll get about an hour or two at most of riding before the tide starts to drain, taking you with it
I absolutely could not recommend trying to kite here when the wind is marginal and there are people around. Kiting is forbidden during lifeguarded hours.
The waves are dreadful when it’s onshore, which is the only time you can kite here. Truthfully the only reason I kite here is because it’s on the way on a downwinder from Watergate to Fistral
Watergate is really the best beach to be heading to when you’re in the Newquay area, it works in anything from a South round to a North wind.
Hawker’s Cove in the Camel Estuary is on its day a real flatwater paradise.