West Shore tide water levels

The forecast with wind speed, wind direction and tide levels
It was between spring and neap tide
Spring HW ~8m, LW ~0m
Neap HW ~6m, LW ~2m (sometimes kiteable in the channel)
Low tide
Water is about 20 minutes walk away. Only go out if you’re really desperate and you know how to avoid hitting half-hidden rocks
1 hour after low tide
Meet up with friends, check your gear and do some beach cleaning
2 hours after low tide
You’re good to go! Flat, shallow water
Be careful around rocks and shipwreck in the middle of the channel
3 hours after low tide – 3 hours to high tide
Tide speeds up, it gets a bit choppier
2 hours to high tide
Beach downwind disappears, make sure you stay upwind
There are still bail-out points, but they’re risky without help
1 hour to high tide
Flatwater fun behind the groyne
With NW pumping wind, go further out and chase the waves
You’re getting close to the beach
High tide
At spring tide there’s not much beach left to set up or land.
Neap tide conditions are perfect for foiling.
Watch out for submerged pipe
On a busy day, stay clear of swimmers
The warden will easily get upset with you if you don’t
Please follow the rules of the beach!

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