New York - Long Island

United States, North America

It gets Strong winds Either direction From $50/day
Updated:29 April 2021

Kitesurf Season


Destination Summary

New York - Long Island

While you can kite at these spots almost year round, for real big air and strong winds, spring and fall months when storms pass through are best. During these months on average there will be at least 2 days a month with over 25kts and up to 1 day a month with 30+kts. Weather can be variable with rain, overcast, and gusty conditions during storm periods, but true big air fans should feel right at home in these conditions.

Water and ambient temps are better during the fall months when the ocean and great south bay still carry a lot of heat from the hot summer months allowing you to ride in mostly 3/2s without gloves/booties. Spring months on the other hand are a bit more hard core temp wise and often require 5mm and booties/gloves to ride.

For flat water big-air Tobay beach is the local go-to destination. It offers miles and miles of inland channels and open flat water sections with buttery conditions. The beach is only open to non-swimmers outside of the main summer season.

For waves/kickers gilgo and oak beach give access to the Atlantic ocean side providing both left and right foot forward options depending on wind direction.

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Tobay Beach; Gilgo Beach; Oak Beach

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Strong (Up to 30 knots) It's windy Every few weeks Gusty and holey Cold wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Waves

Local riders

Johnny NY Kite Center; Denis Televnyy; Melik Kavcar

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

18 by Johnny NY Kite Center

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

The spots are all within 1 hour drive of New York City. New York is home to 3 major airports and is easily accessible.

Daily cost

Expensive ($50-120 /day)

Party Destination


Do you need a car?


Family friendly?


Other fun and activities

New York City is your oyster

How easy is it to find cuddle company?


Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)


Very High Development (crazy fast internet and somewhere to charge my Tesla)

Thanks to Melik Kavcar for submiting the destination

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