noel wrote:March and April are the the best months here in the Florida Keys. It has been one of the windiest seasons on record. The water is clear, warm and shallow. Plenty to do for family if not kiting, great restaurants, awesome diving, snorkeling and fishing. Spring break is not so bad down here unless you go to Key West.
Noel, I didn't know the Keys were a good kite boarding destination.
If not Key West itself, where would you recommend for a beginner?
I have lived here in the keys since 2002 and originally moved to Key West. I love Key West for partying and a great getaway at times but the riding is just ok as it is choppy and deep at the only riding spot and isn't good for beginners. If you get with one of the schools there, they can take you to the flat (@5 miles) offshore. Riding out on the flats is an epic adventure and I highly recommend it.
Islamorada is by far the best town with the best spots with an awesome 10 mile down winder. The flats are close to shore. The town is very laid back. Lots of nice resorts on ocean fronts and great dining with 3 great riding spots. Today it was 80 degrees and the water temp is 73 and it is nicer in March. Oh! Don't miss the full moon party.
Marathon is in the middle keys and is more commercialized. Fast food, Walmart, lots of shops. 1 great riding spot and another that is epic when onshore.
If you got any questions or looking for resort or hotel ideas, try the local guys.
There is also a cable park for training and riding.