St. Simons Island

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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding on St. Simons Island

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Recommended Wind Directions

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Southwest South Southeast

Legacy Directions

St. Simons Surfsailor's Club 5 hr. Courtesy of Ricky Wright. Basic directions for getting to St. Simons Island: We are located about 1 hr. south of Savannah Ga. and off Brunswick Ga.(take exit 8 A east at Brunswick Ga. off I95 south. This is spur 25,follow it to hwy 17 south. Take hwy 17 south to the St. Simons causeway & follow causeway onto island. This becomes Demere Rd. Follow Demere Rd. past Airport & Bloody Marsh Park to the eastbeach causeway. Follow causeway to the old Coast Guard station.

You are now entering the eastbeach parking area. You will see an area on the beach fenced off and kind of hidden by bushes with sailboat mast sticking up.This is the St. Simons Surf Sailors club. We have a building to store our prerigged sails and covered board storage. It's just like being at one of those sailboard resorts with everything ready to go and change out as the conditions warrant only it's in "our own back yard" ) and about 1 hr. north of Jacksonville Fla. (take exit 6 A off I95 north onto hwy 17 north across the Sidney Lanier bridge to the St. Simons causeway ........ )

Most of the sailing in done off of eastbeach for wind directions north , northeast, east, southeast, south, and southwest. For westerlies we sail the channel between St. Simons and Jekyll Island (very strong currents on incoming or out going tides!) Only sail this when the wind speed is above 16 mph! The eastbeach area is good for learning at low tide when the sandbars are exposed.It is very shallow for a ways out , so it is good for practicing moves and tricks.As the tide comes in we get bump & jump conditions and swells.1000 yrds out is a sandbar that runs parallel the beach. Past this we get large swells and waves. There are strong currents on outgoing and incoming tides but in between it's pretty calm. This is a great place to sail with all the different conditions , sandbars and Islands (Sea Island, St.Simons and Jekyll Is.) So the area is good for all skill levels depending on conditions at the time. Always plan your sailing around the tides and winds if you are novice.

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