One of the stalwarts of UK windsurfing, the Witterings, have been one of the favourite locations on the south coast for many years. Set in unspoiled rural bliss, the range of conditions run from bump and jump to cross off wave sailing when a north westerly blows. Members of the WWWC (West Wittering Windsurfing Club) can benefit from a clubhouse, hot showers, hire packages, tuition and jet-ski rescue from March to October. Don’t be surprised to see the likes of Nik Baker, Jem Hall, Peter Hart or Timo Mullen flying around if it’s a classic Witterings forecast, anything from the south west force six round to the north west with a ground swell and its game on with pretty much guaranteed waves and a perfect windsurfing playground.
MAGICAL MYSTICAL IRELAND
Yes we know strictly speaking the Atlantic beaches of Ireland lie outside the realms of what is technically Britain but it is our magazine so we can bend the rules here and then when we want !. From the majestic Dingle Peninsula, to the wild winds of Belmullet or the stunning reefs and beach breaks of Magheroarty, Ireland can certainly deliver the goods for world class wave sailing along with amazing culture, scenery and ever changing weather. It is not unusual to experience four seasons in a day on the Emerald Isle but stick round long enough and you are sure to score some amazing uncrowded conditions. Follow up your session with a few pints of the black stuff and you’ll soon realize why Ireland is such a magical location and such a popular destination for UK windsurfers.