The wind seems to be best in MD in the fall so get ready. Here is another video from Mark Nelson (Berlin) who did a downwinder on Assowman Bay down OC with the Walk On Water crew.
If you plan to do a downwinder remember a few things:
-Don’t go alone (to many things can go wrong)
– Wear your pfd (If you lose your board you will want this- See bottom though you should not lose your board)
– Tell people in advance your planned route
– Bring a cell phone (Get a waterproof cover or pack)
– And probably the most important thing is USE A LEASH and make sure its on good. The board is your best friend on a downwinder, if you fall and it takes off you will be screwed!!
Be safe and have fun