Hatteras / Planet of the Apes (Access 46)

Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Norfolk
Next Town
Salvo
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Very flat to small chop. The Pamlico Sound is a huge waist deep water area. Excellent for big downwinders to Salvo.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Small, sandy beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, June, July, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

Best is SW, very steady and warm. If the wind turns more easterly, you can ride on the ocean. In June and July 90% wind from SW. Starts at 3pm, strongest at 7pm and lasts until sunset. In August and September the wind is not consistent. In October and November 70% wind. In December to February windy almost daily. In March to May frontals and winds from SW, NW and NE. Main directions: NE and SW. Works in: SW, W, NW, NE, N.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Easiest is a rental car. Follow the signs to the Outer Banks from Norfolk (route 168S and then 158S). Then take route 12 south all the way down and pass Salvo. First soundside dirt-access road south of Salvo Day Use Area (SDA). You need a 4-wheel to get to the water. Other cars should stay on the road and walk down to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nothing around, so if you get stuck, get downwind to the SDA.

Nightlife

No nightlife.