Tybee Island / 19th Street (South Tip)

Continent
North America
Country
Georgia (USA)
Next Big City
Savannah
Next Town
Tybee Island
 
Type:
Ocean, Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Mole, Stakes
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
Low tide, Falling tide

Flat water on low tide. Lagoons between sandbars at low tide for extreme flat conditions. Can be waves at at high tide if there is a swell. Outgoing tide is the best, or the current may negate some of the wind. Good for learning at low tide, at high tide you need to stay upwind to stay away of the south jetty, since the city doesn't want anyone kiting between the jetty and the pier. Watch out for the sign posts in the water at high tide. Tides make a big difference.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
No information

Sandy beach with lots of room.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

The wind blows here at least 3-4 days during the week. The wind averages from 10-15. Sometimes it blows 15-20+. Watch out for West winds, they can be gusty. Best direction is SW. Thermal winds in the afternoon during summer. Since the beach is rounded, any sideshore wind can be offshore a bit further downwind. Best season here is from May to August with reliable thermal sea breezes. Nice winds with cooler Northeasters. Winter and spring are the best times to come here for empty beaches and nice winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take I-95 towards Savannah GA, Exit on highway 16 east to Savannah. Come into downtown Savannah and hit Bay Street. Go to the end of Bay Street and turn left on President Street. Follow President Street until it turns into Highway 80, follow 80 for 20 mins and you will run into Tybee Island. Follow highway 80 to the South tip of the island until you reach 19th street. Park and get to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time, Other

Avoid this beach in high summer (June to August) during mid-day. Too many people on the beach. Prefer to go there in the afternoon, less cords and thermal winds. The city doesn't want anyone kiting between the jetty and the pier. Watch out for the sign posts in the water at high tide. Since the beach is rounded, any sideshore wind can be offshore a bit further downwind. Kiters must wear kite leashes on Tybee Island. Impact harnesses are suggested. Do not kite alone.

Nightlife

No information