Continent
North America
Country
Florida (USA)
Next Big City
Tampa
Next Town
St. Petersburg
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to choppy water. Shallow oyster beds on the far side of the boat channel.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Road, Cars, Power lines, Other
Beach Users:
None

Broken glass can be found in the sand here and old rusty steel protruding from the surf in some spots!

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
E, SE, SW, W
Main Direction:
No information

Ideal wind directions here are out of the SE or SW giving you a sideonshore wind direction, but the power lines and highway are still something to beware of. Out of the West or East is more ideal, giving a sideshore wind direction. If you don't mind a sideoffshore wind, out of the NE or NW is rideable, but it is still offshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

From Tampa, I-275 South to Westshore Blvd. Head South on Westshore Blvd until you reach Gandy Blvd. Turn right on Gandy (92) and cross the bay on Gandy Bridge. Just after you got across the bay, on the St. Petersburg side of the bridge on the left/south side of the street is the beach. Park directly at the shore.

Extra information

Rules
Other

This place is a kitemare waiting to happen. This spot is for advanced riders only, and even they should get very acquainted with this spot before riding it. Choose any other location before kiting here. This site isn't much to see or to play at, but it does have water to surf in and is super easy to access, but very dangerous! Aside from the power lines and highway here, one must use caution to avoid injury from the rocks on the shoreline, and the shallow oyster beds on the far side of the boat channel.

Nightlife

No information