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Many have heard of Lewes Beach, but the location remains "under-sailed" due to the immense popularity of nearby Dewey Beach. The launch site is a large north-facing cove directly on the Delaware Bay. It is a deep water spot with conditions that can challenge an expert, but depending on the DIRECTION, not intimidate a beginner. For those who give Lewes a try, remember that winds from northwest clockwise to northeast create the largest waves and swells, while south and southwest winds provide flat water conditions.
During the off-season, you can rig up at the public beach at the end of Savannah Road. During the summer season, lifeguards will instruct where it is OK to launch(usually to the right of the swimming area).
Lewes is an excellent spot for the aspiring ocean sailor. The shore break is not as rough as in the ocean, which makes sailing in northerly winds "doable" for those with intermediate skill levels. But be advised, when its over 20 knots, Lewes is for advanced and expert sailors only.
Current is a key factor at Lewes. So pay attention and watch out for the sea wall protecting the Cape May / Lewes Ferry. The current, especially on outgoing tide, can be deceiving and can potentially land you on the rocks.
For the truly adventurous (and expert) you can actually sail around to the point at Cape Henlopen. Again, watch your tide chart and be sure not to get caught heading to the point on an outgoing tide. Once to the point, excellent wave sailing can be found with a long rapping break.
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 Water: excellent swell and jump spot on Northerlies, flatwater on Southerlies 
 Ability Level: intermediate,advanced 

From US Route 1, follow signs for the Lewes Cape May Ferry. You will hit a "T" at the water, turn left and go about .5 miles to the Dairy Queen. Parking lot is on your right. Parking meters during the summer, free during the off-season.

The sensor is located on top of the Lewes Yacht Club at Roosevelt Inlet. Clean fetch from 360 degrees.


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