Special thanks to the good people at WindAlert.com and WeatherFlow. A while back they contacted some local kiters and suggested that as long as they were wanting to add a weather station to Jekyll Island for thier commercial weather network, they might as well put it where it would be useful for local kiters. The station is now located at the parking lot at Fins on the Beach Restaurant (formally Blackbeards), overlooking Kite Beach. You will find Kite Beach in front of Fins on Beachview Drive (the main oceanside road) 1/2 mile north of the island entrance road (circle the roundabout to turn left or north past the new convention center). This area of the beach is now known as "Great Dunes Park" and features generous parking, clean public restrooms with changing rooms, outdoor showers, picnic facilities and easy beach access. There is a $6.00 daily parking fee to access the island, which is a state park. Annual passes for $45 grant you easy access with a laser-read window sticker in the special fast pass lane.
here is a link to NOAA's wind forcast for southeast Coastal Georgia and north Florida . It will open in a separate window.
For more information on getting to Kite Beach and meeting us for a session, click here.
For info on local kiteboarding lessons, reach Robb here at Golden Isles Kiteboarding.