Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Seaside, Sunset Beach
 
Type:
Beach
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Details

Surface
Sand
Hazards
Cars
Area Size
Big

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
NW

There is wind 6 days a week. If you can't find it on Sunset then head to Manzanita before noon, it always blows in Manzanita. Just need N to NW winds, which are extremely dependable all summer. When cool water is combined with warm inland air you get a beautiful thermal. This effect is evident from March until October on one of the best beaches in the world to kiteboard. Starts at around 2 pm (thermal). Speed ranges from 15 to 30 mph daily. Blows until around 7 pm, but it is kiteable until dark. Smaller kites for Manzanita as it usually blows 10mph stronger than the rest of the coast.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

There is only one road through this area: HWY 101. Get to Seaside Oregon, take 101 North to Sunset Beach Lane. Take a left. Drive until you hit the sand. From Astoria, go South to Sunset Beach Lane. Take a right. Drive until you hit the sand and onto the beach with a 4x4.

Extra information

Rules
None

Say hello to the local kiters. The scene is growing here with transplants from the Gorge realizing this is better than the Gorge. Be courteous, launch downwind of the locals. But definitely introduce yourself to them. They are a wealth of knowledge for the area and all of them are friendly. Great for downwinders!

Nightlife

No nightlife.