Dorset could have been made for kite surfing, its award-winning clean waters and varied coastline mean there’s a huge choice of spots for kite surfers of all levels to enjoy the sport at their own pace. With ten kite surfing schools dotted along the coast a Dorset holiday is the time many choose to start learning the ropes, and even the experienced kite surfers often go for some expert guidance on tricks and moves.
Those with experience behind them should head for Overcombe Beach, which is suitable for competent upwind riders, but it’s best to leave two hours either side of low tide to get the best waves.
While kite surfers will find safe, flat waters in Portland’s famous harbour, Weymouth Bay is known for small waves and Overcombe Corner for more adventurous waves. It may look pretty effortless when you see kite surfers riding the waves, but you should always learn with a professional school before trying this adventure sport, and keep your eyes open for surfers and swimmers as they can be easy to miss once you’re out on the waves.
They’ll also help you buy the right equipment to suit your skills and keep you safe, so drop in to any of the schools and ask for expert advice.