Associated PressWANTAGH, N.Y. — Windsurfers and paddleboarders will be welcome at Jones Beach and several other state-run Long Island beaches this summer. But kiteboarders are still out of luck.
Newsday (http://bit.ly/JYE683 ) says the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Friday it would allow windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding at ocean beaches where surfing is already allowed. Besides Jones Beach, they include Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island and some beaches in Montauk, on Long Island's East End.
The changes take effect June 1.
Paddleboarding was already allowed at Heckscher State Park in East Islip, and windsurfing was already OK at Orient Beach and Wildwood State Park in Wading River.
The sports are limited to certain areas and date ranges at some spots.
The new policy doesn't cover kiteboarding, so it's still out.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
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