This question came up a few days ago on FB. It is a simple question with a damn complicated and lengthy answer.
"The further north you go, like to Jupiter, FL, a nice wave spot, the fewer rules you may have to deal with. Expect to have restrictions and rules south of that point which warrant research before going to the beach to kite. Rental gear may be available at some of these venues like Matheson, Crandon and TKS but I would check directly. Given the long term presence of kiting in Miami, the high population, limited riding venues,today there are several concessions and a permitted kiting area. Without the concessions, permits there would be NO kiting access so there isn't any point to complaining about them. Kiters brought this on themselves despite numerous warnings over many years, so heads up if you have issues where you normally ride. This could happen to your local. Anyway, you pay in most venues to kite in Miami. Matheson Hammock is one venue with a reasonable set of rules and fees. I recall if you don't have a certification card you can take a proficiency exam. The spot doesn't have much in the way of waves. More at https://adventuresportsusa.com/contact- ... ine-sales/
J Melissa KiteMermaid Mejia offers a very scenic riding venue out in Stiltsville via boat, usually without much in the way of waves. More at http://www.southfloridakiteboarding.com
Crandon Park is another venue but with a serious limit on the number of kiters. I would contact them to verify the current program and to see if you can even ride without an annual membership? https://miamikiteboarding.com/pages/how ... in-crandon
. The Miami Beach Kiteboarding Association through major effort by volunteer kiters negotiated a permit system for kiting access off areas of Miami Beach. We tried to do something similar many years ago but were unsuccessful, these guys succeeded and thanks. MB has some waves depending on conditions. More at https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Kiteboard-Operator
... TKS has a concession on North Miami Beach further described at https://tksmiami.com
again there are waves off Miami Beach. You could go south to the Keys but please follow the rules in the very few launch areas down there. People might say to go to Hollywood, Dania, Ft. Lauderdale to the north but access is tight in most of these areas and most don't like to add to existing problems. In Jupiter, you need to stay over 100 yards from the fishing pier about a mile south and to be considerate to bystanders and other water users and that is about it. The waves can be quite large there at times, which is usually the good news."