Kent Surfing & Surfers, Looking To Catch A Wave On The North East Coast?

Welcome to our Kent Surfing page. Since we first published tourism features user feedback and reviews have played an important part in developing the quality and quantity of our coverage. If you have any experience of the Kent surfing scene or tried any water sports in the county we'd like to hear from you. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. For more places to visit in and around the area check out our Discover Kent page.

Kent may not instantly strike you as a natural place to experience the pleasures of surfing, but once you visit The Big Chill website you may have to change your mind.

The Big Chill (named after the cold North Easterly wind that brings Kent surf) is a focal point for Kent's small but committed surfing community.

Pete Knowles has put the website together and describes the Kent surfing scene: "Kent surfing has been centred around the Isle of Thanet for 35 years with surfing taking place at Joss Bay, Broadstairs and in more recent years Ramsgate, with surf scenes also in Folkestone and Camber. In particular Thanet has one of the last real local scenes in the UK it’s a place where friendly and local hardcore surfers still have a respect for each other something that has been lost in most other areas, there is also a real surfing heritage going back to the beginning of British surfing."

The Big Chill is a forum for Kent surfers past and present and future and it includes:

  • picture archives
  • an active debate page
  • surf related links
  • board trivia
  • surfing classifieds
  • Kent surf diary

If you've ever thought about surfing in Kent take a look at

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