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« on: August 27, 2009, 07:09 AM »

Can anyone tell me what are the winds like in Ocean City near Salisbury at this time of the year?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 07:17 AM »

NE Atlantic coast ? Almost guaranteed to have wind, but bring a SUL, standard, and vent just so you're covered. I've flown the full range just in the last week.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 08:37 AM »

Great off the water.

Squirrelly off the land.

They can be low to high or anything in between.

Generally light in the AM.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 05:03 PM »

We went for the first time over spring break with our kids. We stayed at about 110th St and the high rises really mess with the wind if it's off the coast, NE, or SW. They're jammed right next to each other so the wind funnels between them. The beach was narrow too - only about 80' so you really can't fly if there are people on the beach. We went down to about 8th to check out the kite shop and it's a very nice shop with a quad demo video of Dave Shenkman. (Great video!)

I didn't check out the beach there because it was raining. Another day we went to the state park south a bit. If the wind is off the water you have to watch out for the dunes because they have an electric fence to discourage the ponies from going on the beach. The beach is a bit wider but not by much.

Ocean City, NJ, on the other hand, has great beaches to fly on!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 09:36 PM »

Just S of The Kite Loft, the beach widens out. That's probably the best place to fly.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 07:50 AM »

Just S of The Kite Loft, the beach widens out. That's probably the best place to fly.

Widens out a lot.  As you start getting towards the pier, there's space to set up 2 competition-sized fields with room plenty of room to spare.

What has been said about the wind at OC is basically correct - off the land, it's awful.  Off the water, it's awfully nice.  Which you get will depend on the weather and the time of day.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 08:23 AM »

Ocean City, NJ, on the other hand, has great beaches to fly on!

Wildwood, just down the coast from Ocean City, is pretty much the best in NJ, in my book.  There are no beach tags required (it's FREE), and the beach just on the south side of the Convention Center (Rio Grande Ave. area) is about a quarter of a mile between the boardwalk and the actual water. This minimizes interactions with civilians. West winds can still be a pain because of development along the boardwalk.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 09:57 PM »

Thanks guys. I hope i get some time to fly on the beach .  Tongue
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