FKA Kiteboarding Forums  

Go Back   FKA Kiteboarding Forums > SE Florida And The Keys Forum > Rider Resources
Connect with Facebook

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-18-2010, 09:04 AM
gonzo gonzo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 11
Default Florida Keys sandbars

Anybody have any experience riding on the keys sandbars? Witch one is good and close to shores?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2010, 10:20 PM
RickI's Avatar
RickI RickI is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,678
Default

Yes, thing is there are bars in many areas along the Keys. Which Keys are you interested in?
__________________
FKA, Inc.

transcribed by:
Rick Iossi
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2010, 06:34 AM
gonzo gonzo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Upper keys will be closer to get, like Cayo largo or Isla Morada.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2010, 08:16 AM
noel noel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 173
Default

You will need a boat to access all sandbars in the keys. The easiest to find and get to are the sandbars just off shore of Holiday Isle in Islamorada. Most are a hard sand bottom. The sand bars in the Key Largo area are easier to show you than tell ya how to get there. If you are in the area an need some advise on where to go, give us a call or stop by the shop.


Noel
www.othersideboardsports.com
305.853.9728
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2010, 08:41 AM
gonzo gonzo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Thanks Noel, I will stop at the shop sometimes to meet your guys. I don't have a boat, I want to use a kayak (sit on top, very stable with good cargo space). I have been looking online at the sandbars close to holiday isla, but it looks it gets busy with lots of boats. Also another issue is where to park the car without getting towed?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2010, 02:09 PM
noel noel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 173
Default

The kayak will do just fine. You can park behind the Whale Harbor restaurant and launch at the same spot that the kiters do. You may have to pay a $10.00 launch fee for the day. The sand bar can get quite busy on the weekends but there is plenty of sandbars to move to if the other is too busy. There are also secluded sandbars that boats can't access.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-19-2010, 07:02 PM
troubleshooter troubleshooter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 183
Default

Hey Gonzo,

I have been hittin' the sandbars with a Kayak for sometime. There are a ton that can be accessed by kayak. There are even a handfull that you can get to without a kayak but that involves a short swim and a drift launch. The Whale sandbars are great and you can easily launch your Yak for free and anchor up on one of the many flats w/o going to shore. Just dont anchor in the grass flats or boat channels. Those flats go on for a long way but its abear to walk back upwind in them.


Its so much fun b/c you get away from the crowds and its very peacefull. Go in informed and understand what your doing before you go out. From your previous post you are still pretty new to the sport and probably dont have much time in riding since that post. Stick with help and the mainstream until you are proficient. When you get there, PM me and we can hook up. Sandbars can go for miles or only a hundred feet and your in boat channel. There are a few pointers you need to get going on what to bring and how to rig.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-20-2010, 07:09 AM
gonzo gonzo is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Thank you for the good news and good info. Troubleshooter, you are right, I am a beginner doing basic riding, that's why I would like to find a bigger less crowded spot so I can practice more, I know I choose the worst months to learn this sport and I won't go there by myself, at least I will bring a friend, but it will be very nice to find a few riders interested
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

Do not advertise outside of [COM] Forums.
Do not show disrespect for others in your postings.
Users can be denied access to this Site without warning.
FKA, Inc., it’s officers and moderators are not responsible
for the content of the postings and any links or pictures posted.

Report Problems by PM to “administrator” or via email to flkitesurfer@hotmail.com

Copyright FKA, Inc. 2004, All Rights Reserved.