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Where to foil in the florida keys?

Postby kite54351 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:34 pm

Which kiting spots in the Florida Keys are best for foiling?

Are there any that are too shallow to foil at all?

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Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

Postby cwood » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:01 pm

Bahia Honda should be pretty good.

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Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

Postby RadDrDuke » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:16 pm

As long as you can find a launch site there is unlimited riding in the keys. Ocean side is shallow in spots but once you get out its deep and beautiful quick.

Do some research on Google maps satellite mode, its really fun finding new launches and spots in the keys like that

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Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

Postby lovethepirk » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:05 am

From my limited experience kiting in the keys(~10 trips on atlantic side) I don't see foiling as an option without a boat. It just gets too shallow on low tide. We kited Curry during the eclipse and you could not even get back to home base without your fins on the TT scraping bottom hard enough to really concern you. That particular day, I can guarantee you there was no chance of foiling anywhere in the keys without a boat or walking a half mile out. I camped in Bahia for two days last summer and we kiting all over there and from what I remember unless you are a decent ways offshore you can't foil. It's pretty shallow, specially at low tide.

Othersideboardsports in Islamorada did a foil rental in February, which made me think they know what's up. Call them, they may have a secret spot, but most likely you need a boat or to go with them on a boat to get deeper water.

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Re: Where to foil in the florida keys?

Postby Dspace » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:52 am

I've kited and boated Ohio Key (Sunshine Key trailer park) between Biahonda and 7 Mile bridge for many moons during the winter months. (Took my first kiteboard lesson from Paul Menta in Key West in 2001). On a NE wind the north side of Ohio Key and Biahonda have great depth and steady wind. Launching would either require a 50 yd shlog off the north side of the Ohio Key campground or snaking out through the east or west side channel. Haven't foiled there yet but I've kited all over the place and run my 24 ft center console to fish the bridges. Depths after that first 50 yards are fine. Of course the north side is not good with a SE-S-SW wind and you need to keep an eye out for lobster pot buoys. Note that there might not be much of a campground left after Monday
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