Remember that Kitesurfing in Miami Beach is not a right, it’s a privilege so let’s all work together to keep it alive for many years to come. Be courteous to lifeguards, beach goers, swimmers, surfers and paddlers.
We can only kite in areas that are not supervised by lifeguards. Do not setup your equipment near lifeguard towers; always remain at least 200 yards away.
The most popular spot is located between 23rd and 29th Street.
Other locations are 45th street to 60th street, and north of 87th street.
Advanced and confident kiters only!
Remember: Miami Beach kiting is typically challenging due to prevailing onshore conditions, dense crowds on the beach, undertow, waves, rocks, and frequent unexpected weakening of onshore winds. Please DO NOT kite here if you are a beginner without an experienced certified Instructor. You should be at least a Level 3 (i.e. able to stay upwind, launch and land safely and be able to self-rescue) to ride by yourself at any of the Miami Beach spots.
Note to Beginners
Crandon Park in Key Biscayne and Matheson Hammock in Coral Gables are ideal spots for beginners and intermediate riders. Crandon and Matheson offer shallow waters, mild currents and little wave action, which is ideal for individuals with little to moderate experience. From these 2 locations beginners and intermediate riders can learn to stay upwind and ride safely in much easier conditions.[bgmp-map] Miami Beach
25th Street, 45th street to 60th street, 87th street- Intermediate and Advanced kiters only. This spot can be dangerous because of gusty conditions, crowded beach, undertow, waves, rocks, and light onshore winds. Please DO NOT kite here if you are a beginner without an IKO Certified Instructor. You should be at least IKO Level 3 to ride by yourself at any of the Miami Beach spots. The following rules should be followed when kiting here:
1) Only ask experienced kiteboarders to launch and land you.
2) Avoid kiting and launching close to beachgoers.
3) Launch the kite and quickly get out past the byoys or boat markers.
4) Avoid flying the kite on the beach over sunbathers.
5) Roll up your lines when not using your kite.
6) Launch and land from designated areas away from beachgoers.
7) Don’t jump near the shore or close to swimmers.
Crandon Park in Key Biscayne
Beginner to Advanced. Must take lessons or have IKO Level 3 or above in order to kite here. $150 yearly pass or day passes are also necessary. Rules are posted throughout the beach and all riders must sign a waiver and understand all the rules before going out. No riding or setting up outside marked areas. Corridor for going in and coming out of the beach is strictly enforced.
Matheson Hammock Park
Beginner to Advanced. Beginners must take lessons by IKO Certified Instructors. Park and kiteboarding rules are strictly enforced.