Miami Beach / 25th and north of 30th

Continent
North America
Country
Florida (USA)
Next Big City
Miami
Next Town
Miami Beach
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Jetskis, Wave breaker
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

On light wind days very little waves, but the stronger the wind the bigger the waves get.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Long sandy beach. Hard sand further up, soft sand closer to the water. Extremely crowded on weekends. Better during the week. Be very careful using this beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NNE, NE, ENE, ESE, SE, SSE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S

North-south beach. Cross shore can get shadowed. Due on shore intermediate or higher only due to needing to ride upwind into waves. Windy season is October to May, rideable wind 1 in 2 or maybe 1 in 3 days, usually 10-14m kites. Outside of windy season very little wind, mostly storm winds with gusts and direction changes.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Miami drive to Miami South Beach. In South Beach drive north on Collins and get onto the beach anywhere between 21st and 27th Street. Parking fees, 25 cents for 15 min.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

South beach is banned for kitesurfers until this area. Respected kite zone is a small patch at 25th street and then north of 30th. You can't keep your kite up on the sand. You must stay behind the swim buoys. Extremely crowded on weekends. Respect the lifeguards.

Nightlife

Excellent nightlife! Too many choices to list.