What We Love: Paddleboarding by Forever Bungalows

Paddleboarding

All the surf shops we love have paddleboarding gear, too.

While surfing thrills by sliding you down the face of waves, paddleboarding places priority on perspective and is best in calm water. Luckily, the area around Forever Bungalows is blessed with coves, bays, creeks and, best of all, wind breaks. The water is always calm on the lee side of land, i.e., where the water is protected from the movement of the wind, and that’s typically where you’ll find calm, paddleboard-friendly, conditions.

A ten-minute, five-mile drive from Forever Bungalows is Old Northwest Landing. There you’ll find Northwest Creek and Northwest Harbor. Both are typically best when the wind is easterly or southerly. On days when it’s blowing less than 10 knots (from any direction), both are easy enough to take on.

Sag Harbor Cove has places to put in within residential areas. Fahy’s Road in North Haven, West Cove Road off of Noyac Road, Bayview Drive in Baypoint, Cove Road off Redwood Road, and Amherst Road off of Redwood are all dead ends with public access to the Cove. In Noyac, Circle Beach, at the end of Pine Neck Road, and Maple Lane, off Noyac Road, also have protected places to put in. If you are driving, ask in the Hello Lounge for a Southampton or East Hampton town parking permit or beach passes, one of the perks of staying with us and don’t forget to check the wind before you go in.

Here are a few of our favorite people to connect to about those experiences:

Gina Bradley

Jessica Bellafatto

Evelyn O’Doherty

Mike Bottini