Troon is around 45 minutes from Glasgow, and just 15 minutes from Europe’s biggest wind farm. That has to be a good sign! It’s actually 2 beaches separated by a marina: This one, South Beach, and North (Barassie) Beach.
Either beach at Troon are great spot for beginners but South Beach provides better protection from the waves, providing flatter water for learning or tricks.
South Beach will work on anything from S around to NNW. SW winds tend to bring the best waves.
Troon South can be ridden at all tide states. It just affects the amount of room for landing / launching.
- 02:41 - High Tide (3.16m)
- 07:58 - Low Tide (-0.02m)
- 14:40 - High Tide (3.54m)
- 20:16 - Low Tide (-0.08m)
Troon is a great spot for beginners as the waves never get that big, there’s loads of space and plenty of kite surfers around to help with launching / landing.
- Waves tend to be biggest at high water, steepest at low water.
- The reef on South Beach provides shelter from the waves at lower tide, providing flat water shredding and easy riding for beginners.
- Both North and South beaches are approved for kite surfing. The public is made aware of this with signage.
- Loads of free parking.
- Pubs, chippy, cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
- Extreme Kite Shop & Kite School.
- Rocks on South Beach.
- There is a reef running 150m out, adjacent to South Beach. This is OK on anything but low tide.
Getting There & Parking
Use the map below for an exact location. There’s free parking at both Troon beaches. At South Beach parking is next to the Golf Course.
Weather Forecast & Live Readings
I’m hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here’s a link to 7 day wind forecast for Troon.
And if you’re wondering if it’s on right now, there’s the Met Office reading taken hourly: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Prestwick.