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DrWind



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:48 am    Post subject: SANDY HOOK Reply with quote

Considering going to Sandy Hook tomorrow. Question? Is the area near the Coast Guard Station accessible or is it off limits to the general public? Can not tell by looking at Google Maps and there is no Streetview? Looks like one could easily sail over to the otherside of the point and play in the rip tides there.

Lars



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DrWind



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked. It is off limits. May end up down near the ferry landing or Guardian Park.
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rswabsin



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lars,

I wouldn't suggest launching from Guardian Park. Look at google earth and you'll see almost the entire shoreline is lined with large stones to control erosion. I've never launched from there but have watched it over the years - great wind exposure but it looks like you get some reflecting wave action from the stone shoreline which makes for chaotic chop near shore. Here is another launch with nice small parking area a little further south that is quite good for predominantly westerly winds:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4487546,-73.9985648,369m/data=!3m1!1e3

However, you'll see that virtually everyone launches from Parking Lot C located even further south. Its very easy to sail upwind into more open waters and larger swell from there. At low tide, there is a very shallow sand bar about a 1/4 mile out from this launch so watch out for that (Low tide is around 7:30 in the bay, high tide should be 1:30 ish).

Rob
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richhotdog



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: where to sail Reply with quote

Most people sail off of C lot the other choice is parking in the camping lot and sailing in horseshoe cove
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DrWind



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I believe I am going to Robert Moses State Park on Long Island.

Shorter drive for me.

Lars
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wynsurfer



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lars, Hammo's an even shorter drive. Come join the party!
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