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Steve-O 04-15-2010 09:23 PM

The keys is the place to be.

RickI 04-15-2010 09:48 PM

Unless you crave waves.

Still, it is mighty nice down there for lots of other reasons including typically stronger wind. Oh, lots of flat water too.

bigpimp'n 04-17-2010 04:40 AM

Howz the wind look for Sunday???

RickI 04-17-2010 08:59 PM

Wind is easing to 15 kts. per the forecast and it looks like it will be wet if they're accurate. Watchout for squalls.

Tonight...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas beyond the reef 4 to 6 feet. Seas inside the reef 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers.

Sunday...East winds near 15 knots. Seas beyond the reef 3 to 5 feet...except higher in the gulf stream. Seas inside the reef around 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Steve-O 04-20-2010 05:03 PM

So I have been to all the hotspots in the continental US.

S. Padre

Nothing comes close to the keys for the beauty, water clarity, steady wind, and ultimate flat water experience. Spring is the best time and Easterly winds are where its at. I progressed more in 2 days than any other 2 days on the water. I have been riding for 5 years.

Found some clean hotels for 65 a night. Can't beat it and the locals are as friendly as they come.

bigpimp'n 04-20-2010 09:22 PM

I've been to Puerto Rico, Mexico & Hawaii, all nice spots. However, my favorite is Florida. We truly have some great locations....Gulf Coast, East Coast & of course the Keys.

RickI 04-20-2010 09:46 PM

Head to the Keys six or more times a year myself for a long time. Really like it down there. It is flat though, can put you at risk of FWN. That is if you are susceptible to it.

FWN = flat water narcolepsy

If you are working on a lot of tricks, it can be just the ticket though. Waves can easily trip you up and slow down your progression. If you want to wave sail, could be a sleepy experience. Still, variety in all things, right? A dose of flat water riding in the Keys is a welcome change even from the waves at times. For diving, flat water is the way to go yet again.

Anto 09-23-2010 10:52 AM

I can't wait to try this spot I'm going to the keys the first week of November :)

I want to sleep 1 night in Islamorada and after go to the Key West.
Do you know a good cheap place to sleep?

Steve-O what is the name of your hotel?

What is the best spot in Islamorada? This one ?

Thanks guys :D

noel 09-23-2010 03:58 PM


Cheapest places in Islamorada is the Key Lantern and Sunset Hotel. Sunset is nicer but the Lantern is cheaper. @ $40.00 - $80.00

Key Lantern
82150 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-4572

Sunset Hotel
82200 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-3454

The beach is Anne's Beach at mile marker 73.5 @ 10 miles south of the hotels above. If you need any info, please feel free to call us at:

oTHErside Boardsports
83292 Overseas Hwy.
Islamorada, Florida 33036

Anto 09-26-2010 03:49 PM

Thanks a lot Noel, I will probably stay in one of these 2 motels.
Anne's beach seems a great spot on east winds.

With west wind, do you know what are the best spots around Islamorada ?

noel 09-26-2010 06:38 PM

When the wind blows west we tend to take a boat to the flats on the bays side. NW winds can be ridden at Founders Park but has a very small and tight launch. Best if you have a friend. If the wind does blow from the west thru norths, give us a call at the shop to see if a boat is going out or if we are doing a downwinder.

oTHErside Boardsports
mm 83.2

Anto 09-28-2010 11:29 AM

Cool thanks for the tips I give you a call if we need to go to the flats to ride :D

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