To Kitesurf in Portland Harbour a Portland Harbour Authority Permit is required - you also must have 3rd party insurance and be a competent kitesurfer with the ability to carry out the following:
- Self-Rescue & Deep Water Pack Down
To purchase Permits, you can download an application form from our website and you also can buy permits online, by clicking on the link below.
A kitesurfing permit also covers you for windsurfing/foiling, SUP and kayak activities in the harbour.
Daily, weekly and monthly permits are also available to purchase from local retailers:
- 109 Watersports
- Ferrybridge Marine
Any User of the Harbour without a Valid Portland Kitesurfing Permit can be asked to leave the water by Portland Harbour Authority, and is also liable to prosecution. Please ensure that you have the adequate insurance and Portland Permit in place when using Portland Harbour, this will ensure this great location remains open for everybody to use in the coming years. The cost of a permit is a small price to pay to keep the waters open to everybody each year, so please do not spoil it for others by not purchasing your Portland Permit if you wish to use Portland Harbour for Kitesurfing.
Kitesurfing Information and Code of Conduct for Portland Harbour
Where to Learn
110 Kitesurfing, CS Boardsports and the OTC are accredited Kitesurfing schools in the harbour, 110 Kitesurfing in league with 109 Watersports Portland Rd, CS Boardsports in Victoria Square Portland and the OTC located within the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
The schools can teach all abilities, from the complete beginner to the advanced shredder. In as little as 2 days, you can learn the basics of the sport and get going.
Mark RowlesAssistant Harbourmaster
- Local Notice to Mariners, General Directions & Harbour Masters Directions
- Kitesurfing Information & Code of Conduct Poster
- 2023 Kitesurfing Permit Application Form