Vading Beach (Matheson Hammock Park)

Continent
North America
Country
Florida (USA)
Next Big City
Miami
Next Town
Miami
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Stones, Stakes
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide, Falling tide

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete, Road, Cars
Beach Users:
None

Advanced foil kite riders can do safe self launching and landing on the clean grass.

Wind

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

In season after the cold fronts usually NE to E winds can be 20 to 25 knots. Best direction is SE but E and S will do it. Caution to launch in NE onshore wind. Summer time the wind is sideshore which is perfect but on the lighter side so need a big kite.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Medium walk

Miami Int. Airport to 836 West to 826 Palmetto to Sunset Drive East(72nd St). Left turn to Sunset Circle and first right turn to Old Cutler Road. At second light left turn to Matheson Hammock Park. South side, past boat ramp.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

No rules but it can be dangerous since you have to walk over the sharp stakes at the beach between the trees to access.

Nightlife

Great nightlife in Miami Beach Lincoln Rd, South Beach and Coconut Groves.