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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding on the Outer Banks
From our old site:
11-12 hrs. from Atlanta/ Yeah, you know where it is. It's almost even either up I-85 /I-40 to Raleigh (and then US 64) or across I-20 to Columbia and up I-95 to Rocky Mount. Generally, from central, western and northern metro Atlanta, it's faster to go up 85. Just try to avoid rush hours along the way. You have your choice of how to get to across the sound. Via Ocracoke and ferry is scenic but longer. For beginners: While Hatteras has a great reputation among advanced sailors, this is a great place to sail as it is chest deep for a long way (depending on wind, even 4-5 miles) out. You can make your mistakes and still walk home if need be. Also, the many shops and frequent clinics make instruction readily available. You will learn more in a week here than a year at Lanier.
Recommended Wind Directions
Beginner Intermediate Advanced
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Maps in this Wiki
- Alabama Map
- Alabama North Tennessee Valley Map
- Allatoona Lake
- Atlanta Area Map
- Florida East Central Map
- Florida Panhandle East Map
- Florida Panhandle West Map
- Florida South Map
- Florida West Central Map
- Georgia Map
- Lake Lanier Map
- Lake Lanier Underwater Contour Maps
- Southeast Map
- TBC Map of North Carolina
- Tennessee East Map
Selected Sailing Sites on the Outer Banks
Note that we said 'selected'. You can sail from almost anywhere on the Outer Banks, especially Nags Head and south. These are spots where there is easier access and you are likely to have company.
- Nags Head
- Gregg Cattanach's Outer Banks Guide from the Lake Wind Advisory August 1997. Some of the information may be, of course, dated
These pages are no longer online but may be helpful.