Focus for these locations is traditional windsurfing i.e FIN Freeride/Freestyle/Wave – FR/FS/W
Wind direction refers to anything with an East i.e. NE, E or SE. These aren’t hard and fast rules but these are the preferred wind directions for these locations. Please refer to the links (click on location) for additional information. Many of these locations also provide deep water options for Foiling but please link to Locations – Foil for more information.
The Gulf of Mexico is best on a west wind with multiple locations but be aware of restricted areas for swimmers at all the beaches.
Remember to contact North Beach Windsurfing for all your Windsurfing needs when in the area or if you have any questions.
More details and locations coming soon!
South West FL and Tampa Bay – What to watch out for!
* Weed fin highly recommended
If you plan to take advantage of this wonderful resource you might want to purchase a weed fin. The Bay and surrounding waters support natural sea grass beds and as the water can be pretty shallow a weed fin is often required. Weed Fins
Sea Grass – Tampa Bay and the surrounding waters are shallow, sandy and a wonderful place for Sea Grass growth but these grasses support an abundance of critters from small Sharks (mostly Bonnet Heads), Rays, Crabs, Sea Urchins, Conchs, Scallops, Oysters … you get the point. Sharp spins, claws, shells etc. In addition Humans liter our beaches with sharp objects so I recommend water shoes!
In the Winter months (December – March) the water temperatures average around 65F/18C. You will probably want a wet suit. A 3/2 is a good choice for most folks.