A leeward side is also know as the “sheltered” or “calm side” of an island or beach. Just because your boating forecast has a little bit of wind doesn’t mean that you still can’t get out on the water! Finding these sheltered, calm areas mean that you can still enjoy time on the water as you won’t be buffeted by wind and waves there!
Just because finding a leeward island or other such area can provide shelter from the wind, doesn’t mean that you should take risks. Be sure to pay attention for forecasts and weather warnings. There are a number of weather apps
that can provide information on conditions. We don’t recommend boating in a small craft advisory or other similar conditions. Here at MarineMax, we offer a number of safe boating classes
to help you learn how to stay safe on the water. We’ll see you out there.