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Tidwell Park

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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding at Tidwell Park

General Information

50 min. Because of the riprap on shore (rocks), launching can be a chore when the water is up. Vann's Tavern is an easier launch and only 5 minutes further. On the other hand, some windsurfers love coming to Tidwell, especially if they live on the GA 400 corridor, because it gets them on the water quickest.

Recommended Wind Directions

NW: no | N: no | NE: yes

W: no | Wind center.png | E: yes

SW: no | S: yes | SE: yes

Northwest North Northeast
West Wind center.png East
Southwest South Southeast

Legacy Directions

N GA 400 to exit 16. Turn right on Pilgrim Mill Road. Go until road deadends into park.

Local Tips

Tidwell has a surprisingly long fetch on a NE, almost a mile longer than Vann's Tavern.

Ability

Intermediate Advanced

The best wind direction is side shore with little safety net for the beginner. Works better for a beginner on SE but that is an uncommon wind direction (for wind worth sailing) for Atlanta.

Wind Shadows

Anything but the recommended wind directions will have some pretty significant wind shadows.

Sailing Upwind

The intrepid sailor could work his way upwind towards Van Pugh on a decent NE breeze.

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