Howard Park or Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs is a favorite location for Windsurfers, Wind and Wing foiling as well as Kiters. On windy days you will always have someone to windsurf with which is of course recommended for safety but also more fun. Remember West Florida windsurfers are very friendly. If you are new to the area, please ask for guidance if you have any questions.
Fin – Freeride/Freestyle – Great on any North or South wind (N/NW/SW/S) for all levels of Windsurfing. Shallow and deep water provide great options for everyone from beginners to experts. Weed fin is recommended and always a good option especially when the sea grass starts to grow in the spring.
Foiling – South side of the park provides deep water access and is your best option for foiling. The North side is best for fin windsurfing as the water is shallow especially on a low tide.
$5 parking fee via Automated Pay Stations but plenty of parking. Drive all the way to the end of the park and the road opens up to the Bay area. Depending on the wind you will see people rigging on the North or South ends. Park and get ready for a great day on the water!
Launching and grassy rigging areas on the South or North side only. The direct West area is restricted for swimmers. (Please see the Park Amenities Map for reference.) Easy access from the parking area to rigging and launching with no obstructions in the area, i.e. Oysters or rocks.
Park Amenities (Rest rooms, map, etc.) Outdoor showers are a nice amenity.