If you are only 30-40 minutes away from the beach - I say make the trip!!! Get an SLE or "B" full sail and save for a full vent, and you have most wind conditions covered.
Get a "B" with 2 frames and then get a full vent with whatever frame was missing from the original package. That way you end up with 3 frames and 2 sails, ready to take on just about anything!!
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