Is DAYTONA BEACH good?

Is DAYTONA BEACH good?

Post by Suzanne Rober » Sat, 27 Jan 1996 04:00:00


I have the opportunity to go to  Daytona Beach in April.  Is the
windsurfing good?  Is there a place to rent equipment?  I read about Ponce
Inlet.  Is it the place to be?

Thanks for the info.

 
 
 

Is DAYTONA BEACH good?

Post by Michael Janss » Mon, 29 Jan 1996 04:00:00

There is some sailing in the Daytona area and the sailing can
potentially be great if you catch a Nor'easter going through.
     Check with the guys and gals at Sandy Point Progressve Sports in
South Daytona Beach about renting equipment.  I know they have great
selection of stuff for sail(oops, for sale), possibly the best in the
state.  I don't know if they rent.
     Tell them Mike J. from Jacksonville (w/JAWS) says hello!

 
 
 

Is DAYTONA BEACH good?

Post by Bill Zeul » Wed, 31 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Ponce Inlet is certainly for Experts Only!! It has very strong currents
which can be very deceptive when looking out at the ocean on a small surf
day. It is great sailing in the right conditions, but again, you need to
be a VERY good sailor. When the current/tide & winds are off - it can be
very difficult even for experts with local knowledge. I have seen many
people get swept out the inlet either due to equipment breakage or the
wind being too light to counteract the current. There are also spots to
sail along the intercoastal, the causeways,... Sandy Point Progressive
Sports in Port Orange (on Rt 1), should be able to help you out.

 
 
 

Is DAYTONA BEACH good?

Post by Gabe Sande » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have the opportunity to go to  Daytona Beach in April.  Is the
>windsurfing good?  Is there a place to rent equipment?  I read about Ponce
>Inlet.  Is it the place to be?

>Thanks for the info.

Daytona can be really good in April.  It's still pretty frontal dependent,
but it's probably the best time of the year for wind.  Rentals, info,
equipment can be had from Sandy Point Progressive Sports;

3109 South Ridgewood
South Daytona, FL 32119
Tel: 1-904-760-9926  Fax: 1-904-760-9923

Good sailing.

Gabe S.  US-M5
Aerotech, ProTech
Windsurfing Treasure Coast