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Wednesday 20th September :

Going to be a kite session on this afternoon wind direction of a SSW and with a (LW 13.42) with a bit of wind v around 4 0 clock with some nice flat water in front of pol-sands  The EXEHAMMER- Week and a half until the challenge- enter now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-exe-hammer-paddleboard-challenge-tickets-34403313236

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The 'Duck Pond'

The 'Duck Pond' works best on a NW wind because the wind funnels down river from Exeter and cleans up as it comes down the estuary. Plan your kiteboarding to avoid disappointment and arrive ideally 3 hours before high tide The Seafront is where the Exe meets the sea.

The main sailing area is sheltered by a sandbank at low tide, this keeps the swell at bay and provides excellent flat water conditions. For those who seek a wave it is possible to get out the back of the sandbar and get some wave action. In general 2-3 hours each side of low tide is most popular but all stages of the tide are rideable

The Seafront

The Seafront is where the Exe meets the sea. The main sailing area is sheltered by a massive sandbank which keeps the swell at bay and provides excellent flat water conditions. For those who seek a wave it is possible to get on the back of the sandbar and get some wave action. A deep channel (which runs very fast) runs alongside the narrow beach backed by a road. This area is for experienced kiters only. It is possible to kite on the seafront on any state of tide, but it definitely works best on a dropping tide about 2/3 hours before low water, This is when the sandbank comes up and the channel starts running very flat – helping stay upwind in lighter conditions and allows constant practicing of tricks without slipping down wind. But, drop your kite and be ready for a struggle.

Wind: Works best in S, SE and ESE. This is when clean wind comes in off the sea and is on shore. SW works but is gusty.
How to get there: Come in to Exmouth on the A376 and follow the signs for the seafront, turn left on the seafront and cross a mini roundabout, drive past the inshore lifeboat station on the left and shortly afterwards turn left into the car park. Try to park at the far, then cross the road and walk down the beach – this is the designated launch area.