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

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Ocean with chop, some fun waves on the sandbar. Look out for swimmers and stay out of the swimming area, marked by buoys.

Beach

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

Soft sand beach marked off from beachgoers. Can be very crowded with kitesurfers and crowds will be just next door to the launch area if the weather is nice, so be careful!

Wind

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

Anything with East works here. Cross shore can get shadowed and weird. Due east can be tough to get upwind through the waves--intermediate or higher only. From October to May there is enough wind 1 in 2 or 1 in 3 days, usually for 10m-14m kites. Outside of those months there is very little wind and it's usually storm winds (gusty, direction changes).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

There is a bigger parking just aside the beach. Pay parking fees.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees, License

Run as a concession by local kitesurfing shop. Dedicated beach for kiting but it costs $15/day to kite here and they check for IKO 3 certification. Parking usually available $1/hour. Only official place in Miami Beach to have lessons.

Nightlife

It's Miami Beach, so expect an amazing nightlife.