One of the best places to ride on Nantucket is Pocomo Point. It is accessible by car and offers a public launching point within the harbor that anyone can get to and works in a broad range of wind directions. When you come to the end of Pocomo Road, reach the parking lot, and walk down to the waterfront you will know why it is such an incredible spot.
The spot is formed by Pocomo Point which sticks out and forms the Head of Nantucket Harbor. The Point sticks out forming a large slick protected by the point on one side and choppy waves on the other. At high tide the water can come up and limit the amount of space on the beach so be wary of where you leave your gear and what the tide is doing. Tide can play a significant factor, be aware of whether the tide is going with or against the wind as it can make it harder/easier to go upwind and effects your kite size selection.
Most important – Pocomo is a limited launch/land spot in July & August. It is a privilege to get to use the spot so please be sure to stay away from beachgoers!
Best Months: May, June, July, August, September, October
Best Direction: SW, W
Main Direction: SW
Other Rideable Directions: NW, N, NE
Type of riding: Twintip, Surfboard, Hydrofoil
Type of Launch: The size of the launch depends on the tide. At low tide there is a large beach to rig on. At high tide there is less space.
Hazards: Shells, boats, bystanders
Restricted riding area: (Figure 2) July & August
Type of water: Flat water slick, Chop
Follow Pocomo Road all the way to the end. There is a dirt parking lot. Walk down the dune to the north to access the launch.