WindSurfing in Wells Harbour

WindSurfing Area Map

Although a Windsurfers club does not exist, there is close communication with the beach manager and the ski club to ensure mutual and safe co-operation.
Your Leisure Users representative is Mr Ray Page who can be contacted on 01328 687269.
The Annual Windsurfers Demonstration Day is at Wells Beach on Sunday 22nd June 2003 starting at 9.00am. The demonstration will be given by Dave White 4 times World Speed Champion. It is hoped that Karen Jaggi will also be attending before she travels to Lake Garda to defend her 'Queen of the lakes' title.

Regulations

  1. Before launching individual sailors must be in possession of their personal Wells Harbour Windsurfing Permit. Each must be insured for third party risks for at least £500,000.

  2. Whilst afloat the current Wells Windsurfer streamer must be flown conspicuously from the rig.

  3. Boards must be launched and landed only on the designated area of beach on the S.E. side of the Lifeboat House between the two yellow posts.

  4. The Windsurfing sailing area lies between the two yellow posts and yellow marker buoys laid to the N.E. and S.E.  Windsurfers wishing to use open water to seaward must avoid the areas allocated for Water Skiing and for swimming.

  5. Windsurfers must keep clear of, and give way to commercial vessels and deep draught craft who are confined to the Channel.  They must also show proper consideration to other harbour users.

  6. The Harbour Master or his Representative may require to see a Windsurfers permit at any time.  His instructions are to be complied with at all times. Individuals offending will have their permit withdrawn.

A permit is valid until December 31st of the current year and may be purchased from the Harbour Office on Wells Quay or at the Beach Shop/Cafe adjacent to the Beach Car Park. Cost £10.00 including streamer.

You will also be provided with an orange winsurfing sticker. Please display this in your car when windsurfing (please note a car park fee is still payable)

Updated 27Jan03