Lewis Crathern’s Worthing

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Lewis Crathern, 4 x World Champion Kitesurfer, tells us what he loves about his home town Worthing…

As I grew up in Worthing, I never dreamt that I would become a professional sportsman involved in a sport that was not yet even developed. Even better, that my home town would become recognised as the Capital of the sport, The Kitesurfing Capital of the UK!

Fourteen years after I first picked up a kite, I am still 100% passionate about Kiteboarding. It has taken me all around the world but still my favourite place is here in Worthing. It is very important for me to base myself where the wind is consistent and there is good access to the ocean. That’s why I’ve never left!

My coaching clients love visiting me here for lessons as well. Don’t take it just from me though! Sarah L – “I love coming to Worthing, the beaches are perfect for kitesurfing and the free parking on the seafront is ideal.”

I also like what the town has to offer on the non windy days as well. I love to longboard along the seafront, go for a jog or meet friends in town for a drink. There is something here for everyone!

If you want to find out even more about Lewis then visit his website to see where he is next training and competing!

Discover Worthing for yourself...

Watersports

Admiring the sea from the shore is one thing but if you really want to experience Worthing - nothing beats that exhilarating feeling of being in it ! The coastal stretch from Goring to Worthing and along to Lancing forms the heart of watersports in Sussex. Centers for Kite and Wind Surfing, Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP), Dingy Sailing and Sea Rowing give visitors of all ages a chance to try something new with friendly and experienced staff.

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Arts & Culture

Hidden behind the South Downs artists have long been attracted to Worthing as a place to escape - where creativity can flourish. Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and Harold Pinter have all been residents. Explore Worthing and you’ll uncover an eclectic mix of internationally renowned artists, quirky open studios and galleries, not to mention the theatres and one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK, The Dome.

Beach & Seafront

Wide open with far reaching views, Worthing seafront provides a wonderful natural playground for all ages in or out of the water there's fun to be had for all.

Rainy Day Activities

Despite being one of the sunniest places in the UK we do get the odd not so great day... but don’t panic if it's a bit wet outside  - there's loads of great stuff to do in Worthing even on a rainy day!