There aren’t many adventure sports that Newquay’s Watergate Bay doesn’t lend itself to, and kitesurfing is another activity it could have been made for. By far the best beach for kitesurfing in the Newquay area, Watergate Bay should be top of your list if you’re into the sport, and if you’ve no idea where to start you’ll find plenty of schools nearby to help.
In fact, most schools will be able to help even if you know what you’re doing, as they’ll assess your level and offer you the push to the next level while you’re at the infamous Watergate Bay. Atlantic Riders kitesurfing school offers expert instruction from Will Bennet, 5th KiteBoard Pro World Tour Wave Master and four times British Wave Master, so if you were hoping to learn from the experts then they don’t come much more experienced. Atlantic Riders welcomes starters, the experienced and the gifted – and the team will adapt your tuition to suit you.
It’s time to get a bit technical now, and Watergate Bay works in anything from a south round to a north wind. You’ll find fantastic wave riding conditions when the wind is cross shore, and if you’re lucky enough to get a day when the north wind combines with the swell you’ll experience unforgettable down the line right handers. On a practical note, you’ll find a car park with ample room, two cafes and toilets at Watergate Bay.