JAX windsurfing

JAX windsurfing

Post by pM » Sun, 09 Jan 2005 05:09:49


Considering a move across the panhandle to Jacksonville sometime later this
year.  Where are the best windsurfing spots, easy access, etc?

In fact, any recommendations on what area surrounding JAX to buy a house
(<$250K).  I'll be looking for work as a nurse in one of the hospitals.

Thanks,
Phil

 
 
 

JAX windsurfing

Post by toi » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:54:43

I replied in more detail privately but in general, the best spot is
Huguenot Park (north side of the jetty), in the ocean.  For whatever
reason it tends to get a stronger seabreeze than other areas in this
part of the coast.  There are two spots on the St. Johns River, one in
Green Cove Springs, and another in Mandarin that can be decent as well
but the wind is more fickle and basically unsailable if the wind is
blowing offshore from them.  The Pond, a small lagoon in Huguenot
behind the dunes, is good during high tide for intermediates and is a
good place to learn to sail.  Unfortunately, Huguenot is not near
anything, including much housing.  St. Augustine and Jax Beach, both
off the beach, are fine places to sail as well.  The best place to live
overall is probably someplace close to work and I-95 unless you don't
have to commute during the peak traffic periods.  There are many nice
areas in all quadrants of Jax where you can find a home in that price
range, but beyond that it is so complicated that you really probably
just need a broker and to study a map as to fast routes to windsurf
spots and work.

 
 
 

JAX windsurfing

Post by All Wet Spor » Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:52:38

 Hey Phil,
     There's always the beach to sail. Try 12th st.  Huegenot Park at the North
Jetties is the most popular sailing and kiting spot in Jax.  There are 1 or 2
St. Johns River launches. The most popular is in Mandarin.... South part of
Jax.  on County Dock Rd.   Homes in Mandarin are in that price range.
   Drop by our shop and we can give you more details and directions.
All Wet Sports   904-646-9887