Island of Newfoundland / Pond Rd

Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
St. John\'s
Next Town
Kelligrews
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Shallow close to shore which makes it warm up quickly. Superbly flat when wind is Westerly or North Westerly. Wind is offshore but there is a beach 300 m downwind for safety. Waves occasionally break on a NE Swell but not very common in summer.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

The only bit of sand close to St. John's. Fairly safe launch site. Safe rigging area with no power lines or objects downwind.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
W

Usable on West or Northwest. Both fairly common winds in summer months. Westerly is the predominant direction here in summer so we use this spot more than any other.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

Take the Conception Bay Highway (60) to Conception Bay South, Riverdale, Killigrews. Once you reached Killigrews turn right at Pond Rd. and drive to its end.

Extra information

Rules
None

There are only a couple of us out so if alone helmet and impact vest is a good idea. There is an inshore rescue service.

Nightlife

St. John's is 15 minutes away and has some of the best nightlife in Canada.