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Old 08-04-2004, 10:25 PM
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Default West Winds in East Central Florida

Someone was traveling to Titusville and wondered about launches for west winds.


You should checkout Laithman's site for Brevard County, FL kiteboarding. He has a number of Sat. images of various launch areas in the Melbourne area at:

http://www.321kite.com/

Regarding travel from Melbourne to Miami, here is what mapquest.com has to say about it:
http://tinyurl.com/6hjdh

You should look into the forecast for the next few days as the wind has been off lately, as is typical for this time of year at:

http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtb.../am/amz555.txt

The Intracoastal is very wide up that way. You should be able to find a useable launch for west winds (NOT KELLY PARK! - A SPOT KITEBOARDERS NEED TO AVOID). Also, be sure to WATCH OUT for the squalls. They are pumping through regularly on a daily basis right now.

Have fun,
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Default West Winds in East Central Florida

Someone was traveling to Titusville and wondered about launches for west winds.


You should checkout Laithman's site for Brevard County, FL kiteboarding. He has a number of Sat. images of various launch areas in the Melbourne area at:

http://www.321kite.com/

Regarding travel from Melbourne to Miami, here is what mapquest.com has to say about it:
http://tinyurl.com/6hjdh

You should look into the forecast for the next few days as the wind has been off lately, as is typical for this time of year at:

http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtb.../am/amz555.txt

The Intracoastal is very wide up that way. You should be able to find a useable launch for west winds (NOT KELLY PARK! - A SPOT KITEBOARDERS NEED TO AVOID). Also, be sure to WATCH OUT for the squalls. They are pumping through regularly on a daily basis right now.

Have fun,
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Gottmore, you prefer Ft. Pierce in a west wind over the Intracoastal at Sebastian Inlet? I have ridden at Ft. Pierce and have thought about a road trip up to Sebastian often enough for strong west winds but have yet to make it. The ocean around Ft. Pierce Inlet is great for North to NE winds of course.

The Intracoastal is huge in Sebastian, with shallows around the Park pennisula.

Click http://tinyurl.com/56tu2
Sebastian Inlet

Click for aerial of Park:
http://www.usimaging.com/images/digital2_002.jpg

http://www.skypic.com/florida/2-5890.jpg

It seems much larger than Ft. Pierce with more fetch for the wind to clean up a bit after leaving the land to the west
Click http://tinyurl.com/4jruo
Ft. Pierce

You've ridden at both spots, what am I missing for westerly conditions?
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Gottmore, you prefer Ft. Pierce in a west wind over the Intracoastal at Sebastian Inlet? I have ridden at Ft. Pierce and have thought about a road trip up to Sebastian often enough for strong west winds but have yet to make it. The ocean around Ft. Pierce Inlet is great for North to NE winds of course.

The Intracoastal is huge in Sebastian, with shallows around the Park pennisula.

Click http://tinyurl.com/56tu2
Sebastian Inlet

Click for aerial of Park:
http://www.usimaging.com/images/digital2_002.jpg

http://www.skypic.com/florida/2-5890.jpg

It seems much larger than Ft. Pierce with more fetch for the wind to clean up a bit after leaving the land to the west
Click http://tinyurl.com/4jruo
Ft. Pierce

You've ridden at both spots, what am I missing for westerly conditions?
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Gottmore, you prefer Ft. Pierce in a west wind over the Intracoastal at Sebastian Inlet? I have ridden at Ft. Pierce and have thought about a road trip up to Sebastian often enough for strong west winds but have yet to make it. The ocean around Ft. Pierce Inlet is great for North to NE winds of course.

The Intracoastal is huge in Sebastian, with shallows around the Park pennisula.

http://tinyurl.com/56tu2
Sebastian Inlet

Click for aerial of Park:
http://www.usimaging.com/images/digital2_002.jpg

It seems much larger than Ft. Pierce with more fetch for the wind to clean up a bit after leaving the land to the west

http://tinyurl.com/4jruo
Ft. Pierce

You've ridden at both spots, what am I missing for westerly conditions?
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Gottmore, you prefer Ft. Pierce in a west wind over the Intracoastal at Sebastian Inlet? I have ridden at Ft. Pierce and have thought about a road trip up to Sebastian often enough for strong west winds but have yet to make it. The ocean around Ft. Pierce Inlet is great for North to NE winds of course.

The Intracoastal is huge in Sebastian, with shallows around the Park pennisula.

http://tinyurl.com/56tu2
Sebastian Inlet

Click for aerial of Park:
http://www.usimaging.com/images/digital2_002.jpg

It seems much larger than Ft. Pierce with more fetch for the wind to clean up a bit after leaving the land to the west

http://tinyurl.com/4jruo
Ft. Pierce

You've ridden at both spots, what am I missing for westerly conditions?
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