Continent
North America
Country
California (USA)
Next Big City
San Diego
Next Town
San Diego, Mission Beach
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide, Low tide, Coming tide

Sail Bay is an intermediate flat water spot. There is often a lot of boat traffic (especially in the summer). There is grass-like vegetation growing in the shallow water. It can be slippery and it has muscles with extremely sharp shells living in it. These shells cut feet and kites, especially at low tide. Be careful!

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
No information

Sandy beach. The launch areas are small, there is a popular boardwalk adjacent to the launch, and there are buildings downwind of most areas.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
S
Main Direction:
No information

Sail Bay is best with South winds. Buildings and trees make it gusty from West to North directions.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

To get to Sail Bay exit interstate 5 at Sea World Drive and go west (towards the beach). Stay in the right lanes and exit on Ingraham (the exit that goes towards Mission Beach). After exiting, go straight over the first bridge and go left at the end of the second bridge at the light (Riviera). Sail Bay is now on your left.

Extra information

Rules
Time

Sail Bay has times when it is an open-speed zone for waterskiing and other powerboats. Kiteboarding is discouraged by the lifeguards during these times.

Nightlife

Great nightlife in San Diego.