Kiteboarding in Long Island
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Medium Wave (1-3m), Big Wave (> 3m)
Currents, Buoys, Wave Breakers / Groynes, Rocks
Ocean with waves and Big Rock Jettys every 800 feet.
Rocks, Concrete, Bystanders, Fence, Power Lines
May, June, July, August
Board walk within walking distance away. Soft sand with enough space to surf or launch safely. $15 to get on the beach.
How to get there
Take the Belt Pkwy east to Sunrise Hwy. Follow Sunrise Hwy to Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre. Make a right heading south on Long Beach Rd. Take it all the way to the beach (about 10 miles). LIRR from Penn Station
Restricted Zones, Time Restrictions
Absolutely no kiting in Long Beach from June to September, life guard rules. Local kiters only kite outside of Beach Park times, which are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer season. This is NOT a beginners spot. Experienced kites only should venture to Long Beach. The locals take this spot very seriously and will inform you of the rules/regulations if you clearly are not an experienced kiter. You must follow local rules or you will be fined from the Long Beach Police Dept. Rules are taken very seriously here. There have been a few kite accidents here from non-seasoned kiters, so please keep clear of Long Beach unless you can handle big waves, current, rocks and buildings.
Thick Wetsuit / Drysuit
Air 80-90°F during summer. Cold winter.
SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W
Steady winds, occasionally gusty. North wind onshore on the bay side and offshore on the ocean side. There is no bay side access in long beach, only ocean side so wind must be from 90-180 degrees to be kiting here.