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RadDrDuke
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Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby RadDrDuke » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Just spent the last two weeks traveling south east Florida and kiting, only didn't ride two days, tons of wind.

Brought a 12m, twin tip, hydrofoil, and surfboard. Perfect setup to ride from 10-25knots.

Spots:
Boca - tight beach launch, fun waves, beautiful waters.
Dania Beach - tight beach launch, great waves, beautiful water, extremely crowded but great spot
Crandon - very regulated. Beautiful spot and incredible beach. Flat water like the keys.
Curry Hammock - awesome spot. Very beautiful with great beach and nice water. Flat with lots of room to explore and get away from the crowd.

Also did a 40K keys downwinder which was the high light of the trip, unlimited flatwater, sea creatures, and exploring islands etc.

overall a great trip! Water was between 75-78F and air was 75-85F. Crystal clear and beautiful.

Boca and Dania had really fun chest high waves, Crandon and curry were flatwater. Keys can only really foil at high tide except at certain spots.

The only place a beginner could even consider is down at curry and the rest of the keys, basically south east Florida is not good for beginners due to small beaches, lots of people, and heavy regulation of spots.

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby Toby » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:48 pm

Sounds epic !!!

Lucky with the wind I would say.

Any videos to share?

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby JRHKiteboarding » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:39 pm

I love the Keys!
My usual stops in Florida = Jupiter Beach & Islamorada!

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby dylan* » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:29 pm

Definitely lucky with the wind, we got 2-3 weeks where it was good, but before and after that have been pretty much dead.

Where did you launch from in Boca? Might have seen you out.

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby RadDrDuke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:44 am

I have some GoPro, will put together a video with time.

Boca was the launch north of spanish river, there was two other guys out. We also paddle surfed red reef and south beach.

Strangely the best/biggest surf was down at Dania pier.

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby skideeppow » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:54 pm

what is the season in Jupiter. Was thinking of heading down there in next 2-3 weeks. I could bring my foil.

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Re: Southeast Florida and Keys kite road trip

Postby dylan* » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:32 pm

skideeppow wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:54 pm
what is the season in Jupiter. Was thinking of heading down there in next 2-3 weeks. I could bring my foil.
season is like october-november and february-april

definitely bring the foil if you want to be guaranteed to ride, but sometimes there is still some rideable wind toward the end of april. The end of the month and into may it starts to taper off pretty quick down to nothing


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