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Where to kite in Florida panhandle

Postby jimmyc » Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:26 pm

Might be headed that way next month for work. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. :thumb:

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Postby ox » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:14 pm

Pensacola :D

Ft. Walton Beach :thumb:

Panama City :)


Which one are you going to be in?

There are a lot of good places to ride. Be sure to bring your wetsuit.
There are quite a few riding days up here - especially during winter and spring :bye:

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Re: Where to kite in Florida panhandle

Postby RickI » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:32 pm

jimmyc wrote:Might be headed that way next month for work. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. :thumb:
Hello Jimmy,

You could also contact the FKA area coordinators up that way for additional info including:

Michael Percy Panama City/Destin Sea-Sky-Sports michael@sea-sky-sports.com

Kip Lee Pensacola None kiplee@netzero.net

Weather info sites include:

Realtime and historical wind data, isobar charts and more at:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.i ... lAreaID=14

Forecasts at:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/

more info appears at:

phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4461
phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7825


Have a great trip!

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Postby jimmyc » Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:33 pm

Thanks Ox, wil most likely be working out of Pensacola. But weekends are free. Would travel to the better sites, if you can advise. I like both flats and waves. My girlfriend might visit who is a beginner. Thanks. :D

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Postby phlow » Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:49 pm

i posted several of these infos to kitebeaches.com, but spots you want to check out:

opal beach (navarre) bayside
leeside / deckhands marina (ft walton) bayside (our kite beach)
" " gulfside
shell island (panama city)
down winders from officers (destin) to leeside (gulfside) or monkey point to leeside (soundside)

it's a great area, plenty of shallow water and clear gulf water. full suit required till march.

please respect / protect our access. leash required. don't land / launch on national seashore nature preserve / air force restricted land.

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Postby Hampton » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:24 pm

I live in Panama City. E-Mail me and I can answer any questions you have.

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Postby window guy » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:40 am

is florida's panhandle the best kept secrect in the kiteboarding world?

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Postby monty1269 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:55 am

'window guy': uuummmmm.....NO.

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Postby Hampton » Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:34 am

I doubt it, but you can probably get 2-4 beautiful days per week, 9 months out of the year. Be ready to go big and small.

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Postby window guy » Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:07 pm

oh...
cause quite often i see the cape san blas sensor @ 14mph
it looks like you can ride any wind direction there...is the inside of the barrier islands ridable?


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