Watersports - Kite Surfing by Frank Gogerty

Watersports in and around Heacham

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Throughout the year, watersports enthusiasts visit Heacham area to take advantage of ideal local beach conditions to pursue water ski-ing, canoeing, kite surfing and wind surfing etc.  Heacham Beach is well used by jet skiers, canoeists, water skiers and some wind surfers too.

Due to the flat, shallow water and large open beaches, Hunstanton Beach is considered one of the best beaches on which to learn kitesurfing.  At low tide the water becomes flat and shallow but gets a little choppy as the tide comes in.    The most favoured conditions here are at low tide when the sandbar emerges on the outside and the water is flat.

Kite surfers in the area must be aware of rips and tides as the beach can appear to vanish very quickly when you are engrossed in the sport and many can be caught unawares.  

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