About Lancing Beach, England
The south coast of England boasts many great kitesurfing beaches, one of which is just six miles west of Brighton. Situated between Shoreham and Worthing, Lancing Beach is one of the UK’s top kitesurfing venues for all levels of riding, and over the past decade, the sleepy seaside town has evolved into a Mecca for the local kitesurfing culture. Benefiting from accelerated sea breezes in the summer months, it’s a must to visit!
In 2009 the local kitesurfing community founded Lancing Kitesurfing Club, a voluntary organisation set up to assist Lancing Parish Council. In addition, the BKSA helps coordinate and manage the location. There are zones and signage in place, and riders are advised to carry BKSA liability insurance.
The best time to ride this spot is during the three or four hours before and after high tide. The lower the tide gets, the flatter the sea state becomes, which is great for some freestyle action. In the winter months, you will also find entry-level waves to play about in. As the beach is south facing, you can ride any wind direction, provided there is no north in it. The best, and most common, wind direction is a southwesterly, cross-onshore.
Traveling to Lancing Beach, England
Lancing Beach is an hour’s drive from London, just south of the A27. If the train is your means of transport, there are direct routes and links from Brighton Station. From Lancing Station, it is just a ten-minute walk to the beach.
Facilities At Lancing Beach, England
The beach backs onto a local green, with a carpark, cafe, greasy spoon, and toilets all nearby. If the wind is light or you’re waiting for the high tide mark to drop, there’s a local pitch-and-put too.
If you require kitesurf tuition, try contacting either BN1 Kitesurfing
or JB Kitesurfing
. They both offer an excellent service, and have many years of experience.