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Who is on the island? Checking in!

Demoknight - 5-13-2018 at 06:09 AM

I'm planning to catch a lunch session today. Who else is in? It looks like 12 mph onshore around low tide. Perfect condintions for laying some serious miles down.

KAZEDOKA - 5-13-2018 at 07:03 AM

The beach was very crowded yesterday no room to buggy, maybe later this afternoon folks will clear out??

mougl - 5-13-2018 at 07:38 AM

I'll be there tomorrow!!!

TEDWESLEY - 5-13-2018 at 08:37 AM

I might go to the south water tower access. There will most likely be too many speed bumps in the kite beach area. With low tide at
1:30pm, we will lose the beach before we lose the people.

skimtwashington - 5-13-2018 at 08:44 AM

No room to buggy...?

Okay... I'm curious...

If it's crowded with people this time of year and you could not buggy, why is isn't event held earlier in cooler/off-season.. or is this just for some areas of the island...?....:puzzled:

TEDWESLEY - 5-13-2018 at 09:03 AM

It's Sunday afternoon and mid 80's. the south 2 miles of the beach will have fewer bodies. JIBE starts tomorrow, a week day, when there will be few people on the beach. We will set up on kite beach and can go either N or S where there will be long stretches of empty. Our riding area is about 3mi. long hard pack like concrete. Tires, even barrows, do not leave grooves. Compared to Nahant and Pine Point, we're riding in shorts and tees. We ride into the tide pools to cool off.

skimtwashington - 5-13-2018 at 09:25 AM

Oh..Gotcha. Thanks Ted.

Nahant is busy ANY day it's hot...not just weekends.

Hardpack like concrete:o...Wish I was there...:(...

Have a bast. Hope to see some pics and viddy..soon.

Michael Gaylan - 5-13-2018 at 11:21 AM

I should be arriving tomorrow after lunch-ish

looking forward to the comradery and buggy time. So hoping the winds are ofr offshoar ALL WEEK..

shhh a guy can dream..

cheezycheese - 5-13-2018 at 11:31 AM

Mougl, did your buggy arrive (missing box)..?

BeamerBob - 5-13-2018 at 12:29 PM

I'm on the island in the campground. I'm getting buggies assembled so I'm ready to roll tomorrow. Black Yukon if you want to stop by. Jayco jayfeather with awning out. E9

markite - 5-13-2018 at 01:11 PM

Fiona and I as well as Jim and Tami arrived this afternoon

soliver - 5-13-2018 at 04:47 PM

Got here yesterday and been spending time with Family today ... we are in a rental on the main road catty corner to the big Holiday Inn (Artists Alcove)...

Saw Randy at Great Dunes Park today and saw a few kites from afar whilst at the pool at the Days Inn

Older kids now may afford me a little more seat time this year... gonna hit Great Dunes tomorrow after lunch after Angus hits the onshore switch!!!

hiaguy - 5-13-2018 at 05:38 PM

Rolled in this afternoon and met Errol and crew, Frank and Chris and family and enjoyed dinner with them. (And had Aunt B's cookies for dessert.)
Looking forward to some seat time tomorrow! :wee:

Randy - 5-13-2018 at 07:27 PM

A few of us did find some beach real estate on the north side of the tide marker that was sparsely populated enough to ride buggies and a blokart in very light winds. Nice direction so I could keep moving with my 4.5 m g-kitr ( single skin) which is pretty much straight off the sewing machine. Was probably the least wind I've ever ridden buggy but I'm not complaining. It did pick up a bit later. So I'd say JIBE Day -1 was a success.

D Cheek - 5-14-2018 at 05:34 AM

The Pirate ship "Imperial" found a huge chunk missing out of one of it's sails.
So.... A refit of 6 new sails is required ($)

I won't be to the pillage till Monday evening. I'll dock the ship near the anarometer pole early on Tuesday morn and unload my booty!

Hoping to see all ye mates and get some seat time on the sand.

Buggy on, you bunch of cut throats, buggy on!

flyguy0101 - 5-14-2018 at 06:27 AM

Enjoy the wind and the hardpack- will see you next year but am on the watch for some pics

mougl - 5-14-2018 at 08:02 AM

Captain blue beard is set to drop anchor on jekyll island! Where bee scurvy dogs?????