Ft. Lauderdale Kitebeach (Tiki Beach)

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

Water

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

Atlantic Ocean with waves, can be big in stronger onshore winds.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
March, April, May, June, July, August

100 yard kitesurf corridor. This location is better for intermediate and upwind riders.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, SE
Main Direction:
NE, SE

Kitesurfing possible here about 4 days per week on average. Light summer thermals during summer with about 10-15 knots. November to April cold fronts with first SE, then turns to NE with about 15-20 knots, sometimes 25 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

AIA Northbound across from the Cafe Oasis, just south of Las Olas Blvd.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Leave the beach between the for red buoys until past the swim area. Once out, stay out. Riding waves within the channel or elsewhere is not permitted. Continuous riding in and out from the beach is not permitted (out and in once per session). If you can not go upwind this is not the place for you. Launching, landing or walking with a kite flying within a 100 yards of lifeguarded beaches is forbidden. If you are doing a downwinder be sure to stay beyond 100 yards of guarded beaches throughout SE Florida.

Nightlife

Lots of options, e.g. Elbo Room.