Chick's Beach Va. Beach

Chick's Beach Va. Beach

Post by Paulwerb » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 21:41:19


Chick's beach can be really good, but the wind can be pretty fluky and is
difficult to predict due to nearby highrises and ocean effects.  Most of
us find it is worth the drive to Nags Head.  Lot's of yearround sailors
there. I've sailed 3 of 4 past weekends there.
Paul Werbin
 
 
 

Chick's Beach Va. Beach

Post by Dennis Raul » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 08:46:46

Hey, has anyone been sailing with humpback whales? I've stopped there to
sail a couple times on my way to Hatteras. The first time the guys coming
in
were over powered on 3.5's and 8 ft. boards. My equipment would have
been
too big so I never rigged. The next time I arrived too late- rigged a 4.
9 and got
a few short rides. I can't wait to get a good day down there. The water is
shallow were the waves break- it looks like it would be really fun
jumping.
I sail with a group of guys mainly from the Annapolis area. We've talked
about a road trip down to Chick's Beach. We're still sailing here. Is
there a group of *** sailors who go out all year? Aileen    
Chesapeake Beach, MD.

 
 
 

Chick's Beach Va. Beach

Post by Bob Galv » Mon, 23 Jan 1995 12:53:45


Quote:
(Dennis Raulin) writes:
>Hey, has anyone been sailing with humpback whales?

Three years ago I was sailing my special spot near Pt. Reyes, California.
As I was resting on the deserted beach i noticed a lone whale steaming
slowly up the shoreline. I went back out, and sailed within 20 feet of
the black behemoth, and got good field ID marks.   It was a humpback, and
he swam right up to the sandbar where my waves break and just hung out
there.  I decided it was time to head back down the beach.

Humpies are unusual there, but we often see migrating gray whales in April.  

Bob Galvan