If you like wide open spaces and plenty of wind, this is the spot for you. It’s probably got the strongest, most consistent winds on the Oregon coast and it is suitable for intermediate level and above kiters.
A nice little spot for kitesurfers of all abilities, this is a bit closer to habitation that many other Columbia River spots. It is one of those places that just feels like nature designed it for kiting, and you’d be happy to sit here for hours and watch the world go by.
Another Columbia River spot, this isn’t the prettiest spot but it is better than it seems at first glance. You’ll see intermediate level and above kiters out here, and it has a fairly friendly atmosphere.
If you like a bit of solitude when kiting, this might well be the place for you. It’s suitable for established kiters and is worth either dropping into on your way past, or as a weekend break kind of place.
This is an interesting place, used by both windsurfers and kiters, but it isn’t for the fainthearted or inexperienced – the winds are gusty and strong and they’ll have you in the water before you realise. If you can kite here, you can go anywhere else in the world and handle the conditions.
This is a fantastic winter kiting location that offers excellent facilities and even better kiting. It is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners up, and has a good atmosphere that seems to owe something to the type of person that comes here – the view seems to be that if you’ve made the effort, you must be serious about your kiting.
This is a spot that gives some of the biggest waves on Long Island, despite the name sounding like something that is going to be tame. It’s not a spot suitable for beginners, but everyone else will have a good day surfing here.
This is a great spot all surfers, very consistent with big waves. It’s at its best in the fall when the hurricane swells really push the waves up, and on those days it can compete with the waves anywhere else.
This is one of the better surfing beaches on Fire Island, giving a consistent break and decent waves. It’s not the easiest place to get to, but that just means you get to keep the space to yourself. It can be surfed by all experience levels.
This is a beginners spot only, and like much of Fire Island whether it works or not changes from day to day. The island seems to have its own rules when it comes to waves, and at anytime parts are being eroded or built up again. Sandbars frequently appear and disappear and change the character of the place almost overnight.
You never quite know what you’re going to get here as the sandbanks shift all the time, but if you are in the area it’s definitely worth a look. It’s a spot suitable for all levels of experience and is just a fun place to go out.
Due to the currents around it, Fire Island is constantly building up in some places and being eroded in others, so the surf spots are always changing too. This particular spot has built up over the years and is good for surfers of all abilities.
This is a fickle spot and usually only comes alive during hurricanes, when the nearby Lido Beach gets blown out. It’s suitable for all surfers and if you are searching for somewhere to go in the fall this can be a decent spot.
This is generally considered to a better surfing beach than the alternative at 11th Avenue. It is best suited to those with some experience as there are a few hazards to be wary of, though beginners do go out here too.