Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Beach Access.

Fall Beach Access. This is the latest information we have, courtesy of LIBAG.ORG 

Always see LIBAG.ORG for updates

The Fall Surf Parking Permit is available at the Robert Moses State Park office. This allows you to park in RM Fields 2,3,4,& 5, daytime, when they are closed.

The permit must be displayed on your dashboard. [not your visor]. I am personally going to attach it with some velcro, or a ziplock bag full of sand.
As always; Surfers to the West; Fishermen to the East, of each field.

The good news is that if you already have a State 4X4 Surfing Permit for Democrat Point, The State will honor that as a Fall parking permit. You do NOT need to buy an additional Fall Parking permit. [If you already did, I’m sorry, there are no refunds, ever with the state.]

This season; more than ever, you are going to need a Fall Surf Parking Permit for closed fields at Robert Moses State Park. Tim Byrne, The Park Director; has promised to try and keep Field 5 open all year. He will also try to keep field 2 open as long as funding allows. With everything going on in Government right now...we have no accurate timetable as to when they will close. {Remember, if the lot is open then you don’t need the Fall Parking Pass.} The Pass is for closed Lots. This way if your car is still in the lot at dusk, the State knows; who you are , what you were doing, and how to search for you. So yes, that’s why it is another $25 bucks.

The dredging of Fire Island Inlet has begun again. This time they are expected to increase the hight, length, and depth of both the dune and beach. The plan is to do this from Overlook, within Gilgo State Park, to Jones Beach Field 6. That means sometime soon your favorite town beach is about to be buried. There will be all kinds of heavy machinery to stay clear of; both in and out of the water.

Robert Moses field 2,3,4,& 5 may be your only access at times this Fall.And RM 2 seems to be breaking the best, for now.  So stay safe and clear of the workers.

The State 4X4 Surfing Pass and the Fall Surf parking Pass allow you to Surf, SUP, or Windsurf from all RM parking fields. So remember, regular surfers have the right of way. Period. End of story.

In addition, While the Parks director has made it clear that Windsurfing and SUP’ing are allowed at Ocean beaches, not everyone remembers the memo. So we suggest you keep a copy of the State parks letter dated June 1, 2012 [below] with you, or on your dashboard.

Your other option is to go to the Robert Moses Office at the Boat Basin, [Bay side of Field three] and ask for a free Day Pass. The problem with this option in my opinion, is that you must park in the boat basin lot.

So to recap:
If you have the State 4X4 Fishing Pass you can only use that for fishing; not surfing.
It is only the State 4X4 Surfing Permit For Demo, that doubles as a Fall Parking permit. 
Don’t have one? Buy your Fall Pass or risk a ticket and a tow.

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