Windsurf in Bristol

Any questions / thoughts about specific places - particularly those outside of our *normal* area. Note that there's also the locations section on the main website with stacks if info about our area + Anglesey + Fuerteventura.

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Windsurf in Bristol

Post by subi »

I moved to Bristol from Spain 3 weeks ago and I have been looking for a goo spot close to Bristol city. It should be a rental club, because my boards and sails are in Spain. I have no car despite I would be able to go there(renting a car, bus, train..) if there's a good forecast. I hope you can help me!
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Post by MartinF »

Hi Subi. Welcome to hot, sunny England ;) Well, at least it's windy at the moment.

Bad news with board rentals: I don't know of anywhere around Bristol where you can rent windsurfing kit. There may be a possibility in Poole, on the South coast, but that's a 3 hour drive, and if you don't have a car...

It may sometimes be possible to borrow someone's kit - if they're feeling generous, but not guaranteed.

Try to come along to one of our meetings: Check our diaries page for details. It's best to meet people and see if they may have any other suggestions.
It's an ill wind that never blows at all.
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Post by rachael »

Hi, yes sorry there's not many hire options very near to Bristol, unless you are a beginner in which case Gwent Adventures at Llandegfedd reservoir in Wales is good - - you would need to hire a car to get there.

If you go to the South coast the nearest spots (both flat water) where you can hire kit are:

Poole Harbour

Portland Harbour (Weymouth)

The public transport to Portland should be good as they aren't providing any car parks there for the Olympics! You can get a train direct to weymouth, I'm not sure how far the station is from Portland, or rent a car. You can also get to poole by train.

Have fun!
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