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Kitesurfing & Watersports

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You can’t visit Ramsgate without coming into contact with the sea. There’s a whole raft (sorry!) of ways to get active in the water, and visitors will have a hard time choosing what to do!

Ramsgate is somewhat of a kitesurfing haven, and every year, hundreds of kitesurfers flock to the beach to take advantage of the perfect weather conditions. Ramsgate is also home to the British Freestyle Kitesurfing Championships attracting top kitesurfers from all over the country to compete.

But did you know Ramsgate is a record breaking kitesurfing destination?

Leading kitesurfing champion Lewis Crathern headed to Ramsgate Sands, and jumped a whopping 22.3 metres high, smashing his own British record in the process.

Ramsgate offers visitors the chance to book and take part in kitesurfing lessons - so why not give it a go for yourself?

Beginners, intermediates and those who want personal one-to-one lessons can contact Graeme at Ramsgate's local Kite Pirates Kite School or on 07739 369531.

All equipment is provided, so all you need to do is to book, turn up and hope it’s a windy day! Lessons take place off Ramsgate Main Sands, the beach at East Cliff, and Pegwell Bay.

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve is a protected environment with prolific birdlife, so to minimise disturbance to the wildlife kitesurfing is only permitted at certain times of the year, from specific launch points and when the wind is SW4-7. Please strictly follow Kent Wildlife Trust’s guidance in this area to ensure you kitesurf responsibly.

Or why not try stand up paddleboarding? It's so much fun! Kite Pirates Kite School offer lessons, small group paddles and paddleboard hire.

Thanet Diving and Watersports offers other ways to experience the beautiful Kent coastal waters.

For example, you can get out and about with the team to learn scuba diving. Whether you are a beginner or want to get involved with dives that are suitable for more experienced divers, then there are options available for all.

So, for more information, give Thanet Diving and Watersports a call, or a visit, they can be found at the Arches or call them on 07981 551922.

“Had a great introduction session to scuba diving thanks to winning a place via Active Ramsgate. Thanks Terry for a great session, look forward to organising another one soon!”
Craig Mather, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week

“The session was fun! The two PADI instructors talked us through all the equipment and hand signals very clearly. Scuba diving for the first time felt quite magical, and I even plucked up the courage to try the 'remove the air tube under water' exercise! It was a little crowded in the pool, and it was good not to be the only scuba virgin there.”
John Lake, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week

“Tilly loved the scuba diving she did not want to get out. Instructor was good with all the kids. Tilly now wants to do it on a regular basis.”
Tilly Perry, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week