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bred2shred



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing near Corolla, OBX Reply with quote

Looking at taking a trip to the OBX this April. Family wants to go North of Rt 64 since there are more “family activities” up North and are looking at a place in Corolla. I’ve always stayed down in the Waves/Avon area.

How’s the sailing up North? Looks like Historic Corolla Park is open to windsurfers.

Any recommendations on where to sail or local knowledge would be appreciated. I’m open to sound or ocean sailing.

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RickDob



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid you'll have to drive south to Duck for the closest sound
side sailing. Ocean sailing will be fine in Corolla.
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bred2shred



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback. Where are folks launching in Duck? What are the soundside conditions - i.e., deep vs. shallow water? Would love to be able to take some beginners out, including kids, if conditions are suitable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want shallow sound-side conditions, the Kill Devil Hills/ Nags Head area is a better choice than Corolla. Windmill Point is shallow for large areas and has easy rigging and launch. Jockey's Ridge is also a shallow option with a good beach but slightly more inconvenient rigging. Several ocean sailing spots are within a couple of miles. There is plenty for non windsurfers to do in the immediate area and on nearby Roanoke Island. It should be fairly quiet in April.
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