Florida is the first stop on this website’s American windsurfing tour. But, how does one choose where to windsurf in Florida? Florida is a hub for windsurfers because of its great waves, sunny days, and lax environment. It also happens to be one of the best spots to learn windsurfing. However, there are many locations and if this is your first time going to Florida to windsurf, it might be difficult to know where to get your feet wet. Here are some of the best spots to go when looking where to windsurf in Florida.
Suitable for all levels of windsurfing expertise, with its mix of waves and
- Biscayne Bay/Rickenbacker Causeway
- Virginia Key
- Crandon Park
- Matheson Hammock Park
- Biscayne National Park
A partly-protected bay, for those that prefer the Western winds.
The Florida Keys
A popular location in Florida for windsurfers and those sailing.
A prime location of Florida with its ideal sailing conditions and ocean water.
Central Florida (East)
Known for being one of the best wave-sailing areas in all of Florida.
Central Florida (West)
Known for its bay and gulf, one can windsurf around the Tampa Bay
As most windsurfers will tell you, Florida beaches are often rivaled by spectacular locations to windsurf in California and Hawaii. However, with so many locations, Florida boasts many windsurfing schools, optimal locations, and shops where you can buy your equipment. Because of the high number of windsurfers in Florida, many shops also offer used windsurfing equipment. If you’re on a tight budget, try to stay away from the more-expensive private islands such as Merritt Island, Tea Table Key, and Marco Island.