Hatteras / SDA (Salvo Day Use Area)

Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Norfolk
Next Town
Salvo
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
No information

Water

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

Flat to small chop. The Pamlico Sound is a huge waist deep water area.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Caution: Do not set up your kite in the grassy area. There are picker plants in the grass now (not sure if they are there all year round) that might puncture bladders and tear kite fabric, need to set up on the beach which is small and sometimes gets real crowded with kites. I saw one kite today get punctured and another get a tear.

Wind

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

The winds are gustier here. Good for downwinders to The Slick. To get to The Slick you need SW or W winds. SW is the predominant direction anyway. The beach works in these directions: SW, W, NW, N and NE. 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.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short 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 get to Salvo and find the Salvo Day Use Area.

Extra information

Rules
None

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Nightlife

No nightlife.