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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat
Hazards:
Swimmers, Wave breaker
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Big shallow area with flat water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees, Road, Power lines
Beach Users:
No information

White sandy beach. Palm trees along the beach. Many sunbathers. All kiting is done at the Eastern end of Smathers Beach, where the power lines stop.

Wind

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

Works with wind from East over South to West. Northerlies are too gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Drive to Key West and find Smathers Beach on teh south of teh island, close to the airport.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Other

Please follow these rules: Don't ride in the swimmer zones. Kiters must have a safety system. Launch your kite towards the water, not the road. Keep your kite towards the water, away from the power lines. Keep distance from people on the beach. Don't jump on the beach. With onshore winds, kite beginners, who cannot stay upwind, are not allowed to launch their kite or ride. Talk to locals before to avoid any problems.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Key West all year round.