I thought I would post a short update in case other members consider going to SPI.
- avoid going there during spring break. Flights are overbooked and all prices on the island go up
- We were a party of 3 and rented a 2 bedrooms apartment on Oleander st. The rental was managed by Stacie from the South Beach Inn. http://www.southbeachtexas.com/
- My friend took lesson with David and Teran from http://www.xlkites.com/
. Both were very knowledgeable, friendly and went well beyond the call of duty. They made us feel more like buddies than customers. My friend ended up buying a Slingshot Key package from them.
- Wind conditions were less than ideal so we stuck to the flats located immediately behind the SPI Convention center. There is no fee to access that location, winds were all over the place both in terms of strength and direction but we were told things settle down later in the season.
Overall it was a fun trip but it nevertheless felt a lot of travel for a spot that doesn't offer that much more than 3rd av. Again things could be different at a different time of the year.
Feel free to ping me if you need any info