It can get pretty shallow around the top of Two Tree, so definitely aim to go around the island on the top of the tide (and avoid neaps – 5.3m+ is a decent rule of thumb). Half a km beyond the road bridge, stay left where the creek forks be careful as there’s some metalwork marking the deep channel. The zenith of the tide is about 500m further, where the tidal currents flow in the opposite direction. On a hot and/or sunny day, an easterly sea breeze can fill in here – even if it’s light westerly when you set off – which can seriously chop the water up around Leigh Marsh and off the south coast of the island. Check the wind, weather and tide via our SUP weather page.