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esommer

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PostTue Jul 17, 18 5:56 am    Florida Keys in December Reply with quote

Can anyone share their personal experience with kiting in the Florida Keys in December? Islamorada, Marathon and Key West come up. How’s the wind there that time of year?

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windjunkieFL

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PostTue Jul 17, 18 6:33 am     Reply with quote

I live in Jacksonville Beach and originally from Tampa, December-March is our windiest months of the year for Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico kiting. I've kited Boca Raton in December, good wind, 16-25mph. I haven't been as far south as the Keys but winter kiting in Florida tends to be pretty solid. The smallest kite you'll need is probably a 8/9m IMO. We don't get the BIG winds like the PNW unless we have hurricanes or tropical storms rolling through.

Good luck mate

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esommer

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PostTue Jul 17, 18 7:35 am     Reply with quote

Thanks! That's really helpful. Am I likely to want my big kite (15m) at all?

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Sasquatch

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PostTue Jul 17, 18 8:19 am    my 3 cents Reply with quote

esommer wrote:
Thanks! That's really helpful. Am I likely to want my big kite (15m) at all?



Yes, you'll be wanting your 15m meter when you see small white caps and you didn't bring it on your trip--Murphy's law. . .


Pack it all and bring it with you.

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Gman

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PostTue Jul 17, 18 9:37 am     Reply with quote

wind is good in December - certainly bring the big kites or foil and you will score

cold fronts roll thru and can go off - keep an eye on the current around the bridges if the wind is marginal or your swim might be for a while...

fish/dive when its calm Thumb's Up

Bahia Honda - Looe key is a fun snorkel

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