Thursday, April 12, 2007

Worldwinds

Worldwinds is a business which rents and sells windsurfing equipment. They also happen to teach excellent windsurfing classes.

Worldwinds is located inside the Padre Island National Seashore, a national park. This means that you will need to pay admission to this park and also pay for parking on Bird Island. Admission is good for seven days, but parking is only good for one. The fees can be found here. You may wish to get the annual passes for both -- I have them and they only cost twice the normal costs.

To get directions to Worldwinds, you can use Bird Island Basin Rd., Corpus Christi, TX as its address. The business is located at the west end of that road, on the beach.

Update: It is important to note that there isn't any running water in Bird Island Basin. There are public restrooms near Worldwinds, but they have hand-sanitizer dispensers instead of sinks. This is one reason why it is critical to bring lots of bottled water when you visit.

2 comments:

PeconicPuffin said...

I carry a large plastic bottle (used to hold windshield washer fluid...now well rinsed out) full of water. When rinse water is scarce it's great to pour over your head, or on your hands, or to rinse out mud or sand in a mast. It definately improves the quality of your day, and costs nothing but a little space in your ride. FYI

John said...

Good idea Peconic,

I'm going to add this to to my packing list post. Rinse water, even if non-potable, sounds good to me. I often find myself wasting a little bottled water on various tasks.