Where is the best kiteboarding between Fort Walton, FL and Galveston, TX? How does MS compare to these two extremes? I've never been to Galveston. How consistent are the wind conditions in late March? Where would you choose to drive to, if you were coming from the Upper Midwest? Thanks for your help!
Ft. Walton has the one really good spot west of the bridge which gets pretty crowded when the wind is good to any northish direction. I like that spot, but have been skunked there alot.
Pensacola has some good spots even when Ft. Pickens is restricted. On the bay side, they kite an area called Big Sabine. Just east of the Portofino high rises. This spot works with north winds and of course, the surf side is good there with south winds. There is a Pensacola Kiteboarding group on facebook where you can get the real deal from the locals there.
Like you, I am also interested in the AL and MS coast areas but haven't gotten to try any yet. I am headed there in March and will update the post. Best of luck with your search.