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    Surfing Wallops Island

    Has anyone ever surfed Wallops Island? I've been to chincoteague a few times but Wallops island seems like it would be as good if not better at catching and wrapping swell because of the beach geography. HOWEVER it also seems like their is a NASA base restricting access. Anyone?

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    Aloha,....

    FYI, ...The area is often restricted because of the launch facilities for NASA and test range for the Navy.
    The launch facilities director is a surfer who attempted to have a "multi-purpose reef" built to protect the failing groin system. Myself, Shelly Dawson and Dr. Skelly(designed the El Segundo dismantled reef). The Army Corp., released $ for study of sand flow-----then Katrina hit----all $ stopped all research stopped.

    ALOHA

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    Aside from Wallops island I believe there is ALOT of untapped potential hidden in cobb island, hog island and the rest south to the "magical" fishermans island. Although I hear access is only possible by boat, the possibilities are endless with the different points and jetty-less inlets that are around!

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    I surf on left side of the parking lot at the toms cove way into assateague. Surfing there is just fine.

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    oooo **** gruvi is back! hahhaa

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    Yea Yea Yea

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    Before long the whole surrounding islands will be shut down so the birds can have more choices to lay there eggs. The day that happens im applying for a new honda jetski loan. haha

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    Yeah, you can visit those islands by boat, and when there is decent swell it is awesome. You aren't allowed to walk anywhere but the sand, and can't camp, and can't have dogs. The place i went is down by onancock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delawaredell View Post
    Yeah, you can visit those islands by boat, and when there is decent swell it is awesome. You aren't allowed to walk anywhere but the sand, and can't camp, and can't have dogs. The place i went is down by onancock.

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    Yea> onancock is on the bayside.If you went opposite if onancock on the other side of the shore you would have been on ceder island. You either went out of follys creek or wachapreague. The barrire islands have tons of setups when we have swell {all beachbreak of course}. And im not blowing any spots up because you have to access them by boats and even if people came theres so many places that break around the inlets that it wouldnt be crowded and a lot of people wouldnt have the knowledge to access some of the breaks further from the inlet. It requires time and research but the benefits are great. Ive surfed these islands for 10 years with a handfull of friends. I actually seen raven lundy and his crew a couple of times on skis around a couple of the inlets but there are also some good breaks further down the beach but they work only on the right tide and swell just like any other east coast beach break. Over the last couple hurricane seasons ive been seeing some deleware tags at the dock and a few guys exploring but other than that its just a few of us. Love it