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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:59 AM
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Vacation Slope Soaring Sites?

Dear Group,
I live in an area that is devoid of good slopes, so I like to go somewhere that has them on vacation. I live in SW Virginia (Christiansburg). I have been to Jockey's Ridge on the outer banks of NC, and to Cape Cod MS. Are there any other good places on the east coast? Preferably at the beach?
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Seems like any east coast site with beachfront dunes would work, but I'm only familiar with the 2 places you've mentioned.

A little Cape Cod info. Lots of options for wind direction within a reasonable drive time. In the summer the beach crowds may rule out some sites, but a short walk away from the swimming beaches will get you some solitude. Or fly early AM or evening. For crowd-avoidance, before mid-June or after Labor Day would be best. I've been going to Cape Cod all my life, but my first time flying there will be in about 3 weeks :-)

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Atlantic-side dunes:
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Oh man those dunes look soooo fun... you could do a re-enactment of Le.Frog's famous "Drawings in the Sand" video

Drawings in the sand (2 min 57 sec)


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