Marazion – Wing Foil
There are a few launch spots for this bay but probably Marazion Station House, one of Cornwall’s iconic Watersports spots is the most popular. Facing directly South and with the stunning backdrop of St Michaels Mount this beach works well for all in a wide range of conditions.
Smooth on the outside…. (can be) Crunchy on the inside!
As a convenient spot to launch it doesn’t get much easier than this – A Pay and Display council car park is literally at the top of the sea wall with both public toilets, a pub and a cafe all on site. Best advice if you plan to come here often is to download the Just Park App – register for an account and purchase a Multipass option.
Depending on the tide times the beach offers many different impressions. With a solid sea wall behind it, the top section of the beach is a combination of sand, pebbles and shingle. There is usually plenty of seaweed indicating the highest tide point and this shelves quite steeply to around mid tide. As the tide dissipates a fabulous flat shallow and sandy playground appears and this is the time to aim for. As the incoming tide reaches the shingle bank, particularly if there is any swell, a very short and powerful shore break can materialise – simply put the bigger it gets the more destructive it is. If you are at all unsure or just want a friendly face to chat to and maybe give you some pointers, speak to Angus in his centre to the right of the Station House inn. The Hoxton Special offers great advice, kite tuition, SUP Hire, yoga and ‘life changing Coffee’! A good shout for up to date weather reports and a live webcam when his centre is open too!
Launching with a foil is relatively easy from mid to high tide as long as there is not too much of a shore break as the beach shelves fairly steeply and gets deep within a few meters. At mid to low tide once the tide hits to gentle soft sand you will have to slog out a fair distance to get deep enough to foil successfully.
BEACH KEY INFORMATION
BEST WIND DIRECTION
West South Westerly
WORKABLE WIND DIRECTIONS
From Easterly through West North Westerly to Northerly
Rideable at all states for the Tide
HAZARDS & RESTRICTIONS
In front of the Hoxton Special there is a Concrete Outfall that you need to be aware of. In the summer holidays the beach can be busy with other beach users so please take care when setting up launching and landing. Along with Long Rock reef to the West there are some patches of rocks that materialise at low tides. Seaweed in the shore break and on the beach can easily get caught on foils when launching and landing