Panama city FL launch sites

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Panama city FL launch sites

Looking for any experience / guidance for launch sites near Panama city beach (ideally within 1hr driving). I am considering this weekend, possibly starting thurs 1/30 afternoon. Couple days are calling for E / NE winds and couple days W /NW winds. If you know about depth (suitability to foiling), that will be of great help. From a quick search, some possibilities I see are Carl Gray Park and St. Andrew's State Park. A little further in distance, there's of course Cape San Blas (or Destin); prefer not to drive that far if I don't have to. Suggestions?

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Re: Panama city FL launch sites

The Gulf is deep. That’s the only place I’ve ever windsurfer there..
With a East wind, worse case scenario you’d just end up in Mexico.

The guys at liquid surf and sail may know some good Foiling spots though.

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If the ocean is too rough, you can go to the far west side of PC and find an inland lake about 1 mile inland from the ocean. I think the lake is called Powell lake. Goggle maps will show it. I have sailed it often when waves where too big to get through the surf.

Several launch sites on S end and N end of the lake. Only thing to watch out for is alligators.

There is also another lake just next to the ocean. This lake is at a campground and is smaller. This lake is about 1 mile west of Seagrove Beach. You can launch from 30A.

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We used to race there on the north side of Hathaway Bridge, launching from a motel on the west side. Pretty sure it's gone now but Carl Gray Park on the east side looks like a place you could go from. Not sure of the depth near shore. Let us know what you find! Good

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