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Latitude: 51° 19.647' N
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Sort walk to beach. Park opposite the 'Viking Ship' or the old gate. 5 mins run to small sandy beach, manky and deceptive.
Distance to a city
Access time Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name pegwell bay
Spot quality Standard
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Wave, Bump & Jump
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Submerged hazards, Current, Sharks, Extreme cold
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Murky
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Bottom Sandy, Boulders
Tide Best at high tide, Best at low tide
Type Venturi wind
Force Strong ( > 25 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. SouthEast
Best dir. relative Side-offshore
Period From November to April
Hard, gusty and guaranteed hardcore kite surfers only. Always strong 30knts to 50knts, SW with S works good but beware of the holes and supersonic gusts. SE 20 to 40knts, playfull. Separates the men from the boys!
Small launch patch of sand, debris everywere and waist high grasses makes lauching a hazzard. It's tricky to see your lines when self launching. Always ride with someone or ask a local. At low tide the walk to the water is very slippery around the water grass, round 50mts from the beach. The wind hollows over the beach and beware that there's alt least 5-8knts more as soon as you leave the shore. Then theres another 3-5knts to wellcome you!
Take your pic on where you wanna ride, heaps of space. Intense place to ride, be alert, very shallow and on the right days you will be able to ride 'Devil's nail' a playfull friend!
Elegant lady, flat sections just magic.
Beware of the clifs and their effect, ask the locals if you are a first timer.
We called 'Devil's Beach' for a reason. Respect it!
By Anonymous , 10-10-2007
Devil's Beach? Crapwell Bay more like - Oh man, this review's just too funny!
If it was a choice between riding Crapwell Bay or sticking forks in my leg, I'd go for forks every time!
This is one of, if not THE worst spots in Kent. Only a hardcore Thanetian who has never left the planet would have written about this dive with its gusty wind, slimy mud, debris-filled water and lumpy brown chop!
Devil's Bay? Hahahahahahahahaha, genius!!
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