Tide – Kitesurfing school and watersports store
WE ARE A KITESURFING SCHOOL IN KENT + AN ONLINE WATERSPORTS STORE
Tide Watersports is a kitesurfing school in Kent offering beginner to advanced lessons and coaching. We guarantee a maximum of two students to one instructor for group lessons. Our one-to-one coaching with two-way radio headsets is the best around, with direct feedback speeding up your learning experience and helping you feel safe every step of the way. We take pride in delivering the best lessons possible with the best equipment available.
We are a BKSA accredited kitesurfing school. Learn to kitesurf with us and trust us to always put your safety and enjoyment first.
Here at Tide, we have a passion to pass on our knowledge of the sea and of the sports we love. We aim to give you the best experience possible in a friendly and inviting atmosphere so you can enjoy the water and wind in a safe way.
All levels of experience are catered to here at Tide. From beginner lessons to advanced coaching we are here to provide you with the best quality equipment and the finest coaches to help you progress and develop at a pace that suits you. To better your experience even more we guarantee that you will always be learning at a 2:1 basis so you will get more of the instructors time and attention. You will get constant feedback from you instructor with our radio intercoms to enhance your learning experience and develop your skills to progress with speed while feeling at ease.
Visit the Tide Watersports store for a full range of kit and accessories.
We are based in South-East Kent, on the Isle of Thanet. This is an amazing destination for water sports and kitesurfing in particular, because of its beautiful and accessible coastline filled with sandy beaches. No matter the wind direction, we can and we will find a spot to kitesurf within a 20 minute drive. Our main locations are Pegwell Bay and Minnis Bay.
Pegwell bay is the ideal learning environment because of it large open spaces, shallow and calm water. The bay is southeast facing and it is safe to kite there with a south westerly through to a north easterly wind.
Through the summer months, the prevailing wind here in Thanet is a south westerly, this means that Pegwell Bay is our go to learning location. During this time the Hugin Green car park is open along with toilets and the lovely viking ship cafe where they serve a range of beverages and delicious food.
Minnis Bay is another great beach for learning water sports and is located on the northern coast of Thanet.
Being a north facing beach means that the spots safest wind directions range from west through to east with north westerlies being the most prominent wind here. You will notice that the temperature will drop slightly on this side of the coast due to the northerly winds. We recommend that you pack an extra layer incase and to bring your own wetsuit boots.
This beach is only accessible from half to low tide due to the sands being covered at high tide. The waters here are still very shallow for around 100m at low tide making it a great learning location. One downside of this location is that in some areas there are rocks hidden beneath the water. This is why we recommend wearing wetsuit boots to protect your feet.