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MIAMI INFORMATION

Accomodation

Activites

Safety

Local Spots

Kite Rules in Crandon

 
             
   

ACCOMODATION

On Key Biscayne same island, same beach, 5 min away by car or 20 min walking the beach:

  • Silversands Beach Resort – http://www.silversandsbeachresort.net/index.htm
    Ocean Front with pool. This is the best option for the avid rider: only 15min walking on the same beach – Either the standard room for 2 person or the cozy and cute cottages for a group or family up to 6 offering 15% discount for Miamikiteboarding Students ( ask Carmen- the manager)
  • Coral Reef Vacation Rental apartment - http://keybiscayneapt.com/
    303 Galen drive, key biscayne  fl 33149.  Ph/ 305 924 1980

    Located just behind the Ritz Carlton, 2 min from the beach and 15 min walking distance from the school. Right in the laid back village of key Biscayne, stores, shops, bikes etc. Clean apartment with fully equipped kitchen, Pool, comfortable 1or 2 bedrooms for up to 4 pers. Actually the best deal when sharing an apt with friends Ask for Juan,  the manager, a recent kiteboarder as well!

  • Hotel Urbano http://www.hotelurbano.com
    2500 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129 (800) 483-1604 () (305) 856-5055 (Fax)

    Brand new hotel just at the entrance of our island, 10 min by car from the kite school. Modern and comfortable.  All Amenities.  Located walking distances from Brickell bars and restaurant and active night life!

In Miami Beach: 20 min by car: Several hostels from $20 to $60 /night

http://www.hostels.com/us.fl.mi.html

Miami Downtown Hotels 10 min by car:
Welcome to your source for Downtown Miami hotels. We now offer over 25 hotels in the downtown Miami area.
http://www.miami.downtownhotelservice.com/

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ACTIVITIES

In the nice and laid back village of Key Biscayne you will find: restaurants, shops, supermarket, post office, internet café, bicycles, golf cart, and many sports activities: Tennis of course (home of the Erickson Tennis Open Tournament)

In Crandon Park, ranked among the top ten beached in the USA: beautiful and wide smooth sandy beach, filled with coco trees, beautiful shallow and flat waters. A paradise for kiteboarders on the north side, and Swimmer further south.
The park also offers many amenities and activities for a fun day with kids and family: Kayak and snorkeling tours, soccer, baseball & volleyball fields, bicycles rental, kid’s playground, snack and café, nature center eco tours, showers, restrooms. Park entrance is $5 /vehicle with parking located 100 ft from the beach.

NOW AVAILABLE AT OUR KITESURFING CENTER: Standup Paddleboards rentals & clinics – Kayaks & Snorkel Rentals – FREE WIFI – Snack bar – Showers – lockers – Chair & umbrellas

Wakeboarding School:  
www.Gatorbaitwakeboard.com  or call 305 282 5706
Marco is a pro instructor with extensive experience. He is your man. Their school is conveniently 2 miles away from Miamikiteboarding !

Jet ski & Boat rentals: Unlimited Riders - Miami River:
www.splashacademy.com
Jeff has been running top notched jet skis Guided Tours & Rentals for years. They have a great shop and lounge right on Miami River and a fleet of power boats.

Boat Rentals: Club Nautico – Crandon Marina, Key Biscayne
www.club-nautico.com or call  305 361 9217
A large fleet of powerboats available anytime & all year, take and go:  hassle-free right across the street

Hobie cat rentals: MiamiCatamarans
www.miamicatamarans.com or call 305 345 4104

 

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SAFETY


• All Kiters must Signin at
MKB Truck on Parking lot
• Yearly Members and daily Pass only
• 25 riders maximum on the water
• Advanced kitesurfers Level 3 only.

2-Kiteboarder safety plan: Click here

• How to avoid basics common incidents ?
• When and how to react if things turn wrong?
• Example of critical situations.
• Get a mental plan for a proper response.

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LOCAL SPOTS

WHERE TO GO ON YOUR OWN?

TAXIBOAT TO SANDBARS with Miamikiteboarding - Click here

KITESURFING SPOTS around Miami:

If you decide to go on your own , here is an exhaustive list of the different spots
you can find around Miami. Most of them carries regulations, to make sure you know them,
they are described followed:

MATHESON PARK (South of Coconut Grove- Cutler Ridge road)
Miami Dade County property. Under Park & recreation administration
Shallow waters, a bit Muddy, wind on-shore when East, Launching is tricky and dangerous
from parking lot. Not much space: Crowded on Week Ends : kitesurfers and beachgoers.

MIAMI BEACH
Under City of MiamiBeach patrol , and life guard control.
Several Bans occurred.. Tolerated if low crowd . Before or after hours.
Advanced Kiters must launch and go off swimmers boundaries quickly.

• 87 STREET
Deep water, wind on-shore when East .Choppy and surf .
Lots of swimmers around. Narrow corridor for launching.

• 21th St and above
Deep water chops and surfs. Lots of swimmers and beach goers most of time.
Wind straight on-shore when East. ABSOLUTELY NO BEGINNERS!

KITESURFING FORBIDDEN FROM 17th ST TO 1st ST.

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Coral Reef Hotel

Coral Reef Hotel

Coral Reef Hotel

Coral Reef Hotel

Coral Reef Hotel

Urbano Hotel

Urbano Hotel

 

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