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Kiteboarding Travel Guide: South Padre Island, USA

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:21 pm

With a world full of epic kite spots to visit, it's easy to forget about the ones closer to home... But here in the USA we have no shortage of selection when it comes to windy beaches.

In this edition of Destinations, we're heading south to the State of Texas for the warm water paradise of South Padre Island.

As far as American kite spots goes, this is one of the greats. Similar to the kiteboarding hotspot of Cape Hatteras, this barrier island features flat water on one side and waves on the other. It's not just a solid kite spot, it's a place where you can bring the whole family. Best of all? It's easy to get to.

In this article, we'll share all the need to know info on kiteboarding in South Padre Island - when to go, where to kite, and everything else you need to know before you go!



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Re: Kiteboarding Travel Guide: South Padre Island, USA

Postby Coloradokiter » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:45 pm

Just an FYI of what has been left out is the other bay side riding areas besides the South Flats.

There is also the North Flats that is a private, locked and gated windsurfing and kiteboarding area ONLY. There are 2 very huge gated areas to go to. You do not have to deal with fishermen and yahoo four wheelers. The first gate is the best area for foiling from. It cost only $20 for a 4 week pass OR $30 for a yearly pass from the local WindSurfKite club that leases the property from the owners. The local shops sell the passes.

Then just a little further north is the Outlaw launch. This is free and is a bit trickier to get to if you have only 2 wheel drive. You do have the fishermen there and four wheelers come thru.

Local Shops:
Pro Kite, Air Padre Kiteboarding

Local Schools:
H2O Sports, Pro Kite, Air Padre Kiteboarding


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