Barassie (North Beach)
North Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Scotland for kitesurfers and has a great reputation around Europe.
This spot is a super safe and reliable. It is very popular with all levels of riders, especially beginners because of how shallow the water is (Waist deep)
The spot works well in all tides but has a nice lagoon which is just over knee deep at high tide. Be careful in the lagoon as there is no beach down wind of you except from the occasional sandbar.
The local kitesurfing scene is really friendly around here and everyone is always looking out for each other. If there is wind we can pretty much guarantee there will be a good few kites out
• Direction - W, NW, N
• Wind speed - Forecast (Please refer to weather app)
• Water Conditions - Waist deep most of the way, choppy with decent sized waves further out. Flat at high tide in the corner.
• School - Kitesurf Scotland.
• Hazards - If you are standing on the beach and looking out to the sea there is a few hazards to be aware of. On the far left hand side there is a old sewage pipe which is only visible at super low tide and is usually deep enough not to worry about at high tide. On the far right hand side you have stinky rock which is only visible at high tide.. Kitesurfers don't usually venture this far down the bay.
Forecasts and Live weather reports
• Xcweather - is the most reliable and favourable with the school and locals, simply click the link for direct result
• Beach Stats - Live feed direct from South beach
• Kitesurf Scotland - Providing lessons from beginner to advance level 7 days per week. Feel free to email or call and we will be more than happy to meet you show you around the spot!
Kitesurfing communities within Troon
The kitesurfing community in Troon is one of the biggest in Scotland. We can almost guarantee that if there is wind someone will be kitesurfing! Most kitesurfers will post in the local facebook community page