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 Post subject: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:00 pm 
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What are the best waveriding spots on east coast of florida,coming from forthmyers,and nearest to forthmyers,thanks TONY


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Ft Lickerdale is the closest


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Hey Tony, if you shoot across 80 instead of 75, you'll end in West Palm, You got Flag Pole/Charlie's Crab (Palm Beach, $2/hr for parking if you find any) or another 35 mins North, Jupiter kite beach, which is really good, or between the 2, you got Reef Rd (singer Island), but there's no parking there, so you need to go to Singer island, and kite down past the inlet, and is right there, but obviously need to work your way back upwind to singer when you're done, Free parking

We get some decent waves in Lake Worth ($2/hr parking), about 10 mins South, and another 15 mins south you got Delray (Don't know how much $ for parking), I hear gets good, but honestly not sure, never kited there.


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:26 am 
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we don't really get waves in south florida, just giant chop that you can pretend you're surfing on. closest place that gets real waves is probably cocoa beach. sometimes it gets ok in jupiter but its still mush


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:56 am 
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When winds are strong out of the N, even ENE, Ft. Pierce can have some very nice swells. If it is strong enough there can even be three breaks well offshore. We need to launch south of the inlet.

The waves improve in quality, as a rule, the further north you go in South Florida. Starting all the way south in the Keys, you really don't have much to speak of in most areas. Miami through Pompano Beach, you get some waves but usually shorter wavelength, choppier waves. There can be exceptions but you also need side to side onshore kiteable winds to go with, removing some of the exceptions from consideration. They also break fairly close to shore although the bars formed by Hurricane Sandy may have shifted the break a little bit seaward. The waves start to improve from Deerfield up through Delray but can become larger and better formed off Jupiter and points north. The Bahamas shields SE Florida from most deepwater, longer fetch waves. As you go north you start to come out of the lee of the Bahamas the waves improve.

If you aren't used to waves, coming from Ft. Myers you might not be, starting with the smaller stuff in Ft. Laud. to Pompano would be a good idea. There have been a number of guys who had trouble with the waves in Delray through Jupiter and points north when they came from calmer conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:45 pm 
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dyyylan wrote:
we don't really get waves in south florida, just giant chop that you can pretend you're surfing on. closest place that gets real waves is probably cocoa beach. sometimes it gets ok in jupiter but its still mush


+1 for Cocoa Beach....(KellySlater's home surf)...any street between 2nd south and 13th south
That area is not crowded....all residential...streets have parking meters..except 13th on main road

I would say that depending on wind strenght and direction..
...you have Jetty Park ($5)..Cherie down park in Cape Canaveral (N/C) and Washington street

Avoid Patrick air force base area...many who live in Melbourne beach like 5th avenue

Some also like to go to monster hole...this is a spot just on south side of Sebastian inlet
Monster means the possibility of sharkie...below you.....maybe...or is it just a legend? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Thanks guys for all the help,used to waves,jupiter it is.TONY


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Jupiter sounds like a good place to start. Some aids to improve the odds that wind and waves are going off before you drive over are at the link below. It includes weather info and livecams in the area that may help


HERE


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 Post subject: Re: Florida best wave kite spots on east coast
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:44 am 
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WOW, great friggn link Rickyl!


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