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tomchace



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: LOOKING FOR JACKSONVILLE FL AREA WINDSURFING LOCATIONS Reply with quote

I am looking for some ideas of (where to) windsurfing sites in the Jacksonville FL area.

We will be in the area for the first week or second week in December (still not sure so wind rules in effect).
Staying near Fernandina Beach.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Tom & Pam
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear the Atlantic Ocean is pretty close.

Sorry, but as a former Florida resident I couldn't pass that up. Very Happy

Mike \m/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be able to throw a rock to it but

To find a rock
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huguenot park down by the St. John river!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there a state park called fort clinch. very pretty spot. inlet and beach. you are on your own for gear and very few sailors live there. one guy went to the dark side, then SUP. other than that, dunno much. bring rubber.
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norcom



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you looking for waves or flat water?

Huguenot Park is a nice spot for waves at the point. You can drive on the beach, makes launching very easy. Be careful of high tide as it will go to the dunes. During high tide you can windsurf in the inlet, it's flat. Very shallow at low tide. Potential kite traffic jam if it's a good windy day. Most likely you will be the only windsurfer. Unless I show up, though I've been kiting mostly lately. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Hanna Park at the "poles" is another spot for waves. Could be crowded with surfers though. I've never launched there but I know other people do.

There are a few spots around St. Johns River where you can launch as well. Walter Jones Historic Park (Contry Dock Road) next to Buckman Bridge if it's a north/west wind. Couple of more spots can be found here http://jaxwindsurfing.blogspot.com/

Otherwise any public area at Fernandina Beach will work. Check http://surfjaxpier.com for twice a day surf report pictures or live video cam of the beach.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I am sure Lydia can tell you where to sail Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about that; "Lydia" looks a bit worse for wear to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lydia does look upset

Probably wants a taste of the people putting all of those "things" on her.

Well between sailing with poisonous snakes , flying barbtail rays and bull sharks , great whites , other sharks and the various human hazards maybe one Lydia won't be so bad. (It's all of her friends that hang with her that must be watched)

I won't bite them if they don't bite me..........

Norcom ----- Thanks for the spots and info. I look for waves and flats for the windy days. I will look for you as one of the other windsurfers in the area.
We will be at Ft Clinch and checking whenever the wind is up to get time on the water - Lydia or not

Looking forward to some warm sailing again!
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