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Be-Rad's Beach Guide

The Be-Rad Watersports shop is located in Pevensey Bay, East Sussex. The surrounding area of Sussex has some world-class kitesurf, stand up paddleboard, and wing foil locations to choose from. Having a great variety of locations, enables us to handpick the most suitable destination for our lessons & rentals. Below are some of our favourite spots although there are many more. For more info, speak to a member of our team on 01323766650

Pevensey Bay

Pevensey Bay is a hidden gem! A shingle beach at high tide gives way to a beautiful sandy open beach at low tide. There are public toilet facilities within walking distance of the kite/SUP spot and lots of free parking available. While you're here why not take a walk to Pevensey Castle, the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066.

BEST FOR: Kitesurfing, Paddleboarding, Wing-foiling

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: South-Southwest through to North-East winds are perfect for running kitesurf lessons in Pevensey Bay.

Normans Bay

Normans Bay is located just to the East of Pevensey Bay and less than a 5 minute drive from each other. Normans Bay has a similar layout to Pevensey, a shingle beach at high tide gives way to a lovely sandy beach at low tide. If its a tad cross offshore in Pevensey, then it will be cross shore at Normans Bay. Ideal for wind sports!

BEST FOR: Kitesurfing, Wing-foiling

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: South Westerly and West South Westerly winds are ideal for wind sports at normans bay.


The Wish Tower in Eastbourne provides some insane conditions on it's day! Here you'll find large swells rolling in and creating the perfect waves for wing foiling or sup foiling! It can also create a decent wave for surfing when the conditions align. Best to ride here a few hours either side of high tide as this creates the beat waves, plus there is a rocky reef at low tide which you'll want to avoid.

BEST FOR: Wing-foiling, SUP Surfing, Surfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: South Westerly and West South Westerly winds are ideal for wind sports here.

Birling Gap

Birling Gap is a fairly exposed reef break. Autumn and winter is the best time of year for waves.  There is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves can be decent even in light onshore winds. The best wave direction is from the southwest. Be careful as it can often become crowded on a good day and there are some nasty submerged rocks.

BEST FOR: SUP Surfing, Surfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: A North Easterly wind is the best wind direction for surfing here.


Tidemills is situated between Seaford and Newhaven. It's the most consistent wavering spot in the area and we've scored many good sessions here over the years. The waves can get pretty large and its a recommended spot for advanced kitesurfers and wingfoilers only. It can also be a good location for regular surfing for all levels! 

BEST FOR: Kitesurf Wave Riding, Wingfoiling, SUP Surfing, Surfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: A Westerly wind is best for kitesurf wave riding here.

Camber Sands

Camber Sands is a good location for a variety of watersports, it's often very crowded in the summer so we tend to avoid it during the summer months. However, during the spring, autumn or winter, the road into Camber becomes free of traffic and there are some nice conditions to enjoy on the water.. 

BEST FOR: Kitesurfing, Wingfoiling, SUP Surfing, Surfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: A South Westerly wind is best for kitesurfing here.

Cooden Beach

When the wind has a bit too much westerly in it for Pevensey Bay and Normans Bay, we occasionally kitesurf at Cooden Beach. Cooden is only a ten-minute drive from our base in Pevensey. At mid-tide, you'll find some lovely waves for SUP surfing and kite surfboard riding. Be cautious at low tide, certain areas of Cooden have large rocks partially submerged in the sand.

BEST FOR: Kitesurfing & SUP Surfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: A South-West wind is the optimum direction for Cooden Beach. 


Greatstone is a fantastic flat water location. It is the perfect spot for learning how to ride upwind, master new techniques, or land a new trick. It is a very mellow spot with perfect flat water in between the small waves. Here you will find a vast open sandy beach. Get ready for a long walk out to the water, we class it as our warm-up!  

BEST FOR: Kitesurfing

IDEAL WIND DIRECTION: North or North-East winds are favorable for Greatstone

Cuckmere River

The Cuckmere Valley is a National Trust park. A superb paddleboarding location with stunning views over the seven sisters, the Cuckmere Valley is a haven for wildlife. Just across the main road, you'll find Friston Forest, an excellent mountain biking forest with a variety of singletrack trails for all levels.   

BEST FOR: Paddleboarding

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