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Old 09-14-2006, 07:26 PM
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Default FLORIDA GUIDE - SW Coast, Ft. Myers, Sanibel Island

Ft. Myers, Sanibel Island

Provided by Roy Massey, Ace Performer Sports

Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island:

The south end of Fort Myers beach is best for south wind to west to northwest. Wind launch is wide open beach with smooth white sand. The gulf waves are 2-3 feet. Bunche beach is NOW closed to kiting however. The Sanibel causeway, before the toll plaza, is best with SE winds to south and SW winds. Conditions range from flat to 2-3 foot waves. The first island of the Sanibel causeway is best for SW to west to NW winds and it can be flat water to choppy. While kiteboarding here you must watch out for strong tides that can take you under the bridges. The Sanibel Lighthouse beach is best for NE to E to SE to south to SW winds. The best winds in this area are from October through April when the winds range from 10 to 20 knots during each cold front.

Fort Myers Beach -

Hotels: Pink Shell, Diamond Head, Lani Kai, Holiday Inn

Restaurants - Charlie Brown's, Hooters, Dairy Queen, plus several small local eateries

Sanibel Island -

Hotels: Sundial, Holiday Inn Sanibel, Koa Kai

Restaurants: Lazy Flamingo, Jacarda, Cheese Burger-Cheese burger, Island Cow. On nearby Captiva Island is the famous Bubble Room restaurant.

Our beaches are known for beautiful white sand, beautiful shells and gorgeous sunsets. The back bay of Sanibel offers awesome flat water for blasting speed runs over shallow and deep sand and sea grass beds. The local kiteboard people range in age from 30-60 years.

FKA, Inc.

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