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Travel to Miami Beach for Foiling - Some Advises ?

Postby irvinside » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Hi Guys,
I am about to travel to Miami and I am looking for tips to foil over there.
Did anyone traveled there recently and could give me some recommendation/advises ?

BTW: As I was googling I saw there was a ban for kiteboarding at Miami Beach ?

Thanks,
Greg
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Re: Travel to Miami Beach for Foiling - Some Advises ?

Postby edented » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi Greg,
I was there in December.
If you go up to 86th street, there is a small hut for a school, and a few kiters there who can help with tips. Near shore, you can only ride between a buoy and the lifeguard station, but once you're out a ways you could ride down to southbeach.
There is one other place you are allowed to launch from, which I think is around 29th street. It has a little more foot traffic to deal with as it's along the hotel stretch.

I got stung by jellyfish parts (up my shorts yay!). A shorty or 1-2mil top is plenty of warmth. Sun may be more of an issue, so bring a rashguard at least.

Also, try to get an IKO card just in case. Officially you're supposed to have one and some streamer attached to your harness. I managed to ride without one and didn't get hassled, but if you go to Crandon they require it and also a day pass to ride there. And more rules about how many kites on the water etc.

The ikite wind sensor that locals recommended is Crandon Light - Government Cut.
Wind there is less dense, and you'll see some massive kites out, but for the foil you'll be stoked.

Hope that helps!

-ben
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Re: Travel to Miami Beach for Foiling - Some Advises ?

Postby irvinside » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:50 pm

Thanks Ben,
That helps a lot !

Cheers,
Greg
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