Storm Doris at Lee on the Solent
Storm Doris gave winds gusting up to 40 kts at Lee on the Solent, not as strong as Storm Imogen in early 2016 but still worth a trip to snap a few photographs.
Some hardy windsurfers braved the elements to sail from the beach at Hill Head, from the safety of the beach I can say that about 30 years ago I would have done the same!!
Hill Head is a residential area to the south of Stubbington and west of Lee on the Solent. Beaches at Hill Head provide many locations for wind and kite surfing at most states of the tide. Low tide generally gives shallow water extending a significant distance from the high tide mark. There is a car park at Salterns with a grassy area for rigging up with access to the beach across a low wall and promenade. The prevailing winds are south westerly though the conditions can be very choppy to say the least!
West to north west gives cross shore winds down from Southampton water