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WindsurFing in Miami

Why Windsurf in Miami

The Bay of Key Biscayne is an exceptional place to go windsurfing, calm seas with good consistent wind year-round makes it a unique location right in the heart of Miami. Regardless of your windsurfing experience, sailing in the bay is safe and great to improve on your skills. Advanced riders have miles of open water with nice strong winds, however, having a large area with only waist-height water makes it the ideal place for beginners to progress and gain confidence. Shallow water makes learning how to windsurf far easier as you can always just get off and walk straight back to the beach if you get exhausted.

Windsurf Lessons

We highly recommend that beginners take lessons. You will be surprised how fast you will progress by receiving the proper guidance from one of our qualified instructors. In this type of sport, understanding the appropriate techniques is crucial and will benefit you moving forward!

Windsurf Rescues

Keep in mind that our club is not responsible for making rescues. Even though our staff will do their best to assist you in case of distress, the customer is held responsible for returning to the departure point. We recommend riders to stay close to shore to make rescues easier and quicker. 

Questions about this Water Activity?

Make sure to also check out the other activities offered by Miami Watersports. If you still have questions about this activity, we recommend you to read our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or just give us a call!

Highlights
Sail on your own
Lessons available
No qualifications required
 
Showers/ parking available
Gear available for all levels

Windsurf Equipment Offered

Our facility offers a wide range of board and sail sizes which can be combined to match your experience level. Depending on the wind, our staff will recommend the appropriate equipment to match your skill level. We use mostly use NeilPrydesails along with JP Australia boards.

Performance Windsurf Gear

(JP board size: 145; 165; 180; 195; 205 / Sails: .5; 1; 1.5; 2.5; 3.5; 4.5; 5.5)

Our standard equipment is meant for 75% of our riders. Unless you are an advanced rider, standard gear is the way to go. First-timers will usually always start on a “205” size board with a smaller sail to help them gain better understanding and control. Keep in mind that just a little wind is enough and actually better to learn, windier conditions are great for riders with basic knowledge already.

Standard Windsurf Gear

(JP Magic Ride board size: 105; 112; 119; 124; 134 / Sails: 4.5 – 8.0) 

Our performance equipment is meant for advanced riders. Beginners and intermediates will have a difficult time attempting to stay up and ride on a performance board. However, more experienced riders are sure to have a blast windsurfing at our facility, all of our gear is in great condition! Keep in mind that once you choose a performance monofilm sail, it will be rated as performance gear no matter if you decide to use a standard board instead.

Windsurfing FAQs

Windsurf

  • How the windspeed in Miami area?

    The east coast of South Florida has great wind! We have an average of 12-15 knots wind year-round. Feel free to call us to confirm the current wind speed before making your way to us.

  • What is the minimum age to windsurf?

    We recommend the minimum age to be 5-years old. Depending on the wind condition, it can be difficult for younger kids to carry the weight of the sail.

  • Do you need any windsurfing qualifications?

    We do not require any type of certification or experience to rent from us. However, if there’s a lot of wind, we will not let novice windsurfers out onto the water for safety reasons. Keep in mind that we do offer lessons as well!

  • What type of equipment do you guys have?

    We offer various gear for all levels of experience. We have windsurfing sails ranging from (1.5m – 8m). Most of our equipment is from JP Australia, beginner/intermediate boards range from (145liters – 205 liters). Advance boards are JP Magic Ride size (112; 119; 124; 134). Hydrofoil is currently not offered at our facility. No matter your experience levels, we got you covered.

  • How far from shore are we allowed to windsurf?

    We highly recommend participants to not go further than half a mile away from shore and may not pass under any bridge. Instead they can sail anywhere along the shore, and must be able to have a clear sight of the departure point. Keep in mind that you are responsible to make it back on your own, our facility is not responsible for making rescues even though we will try our best to assist you in case of distress.

  • Is this activity safe and what if we can’t make it make to shore?

    Riders will be provided with USCG life jackets, and we do have a motor boat to come assist you if you are having any issues. Keep in mind that even though we will do our best to come get you, our facility cannot be held responsible for making rescues. If you are not confident, we do recommend taking some lessons at the beginning. Also, we recommend bringing a phone to be able to communicate with us in case of distress.

  • Is there a security deposit required?

    No, we do not require any deposit. However, we must hold and a credit card along with a matching valid government ID for the duration of the rental. Customer will be charged for repairs or replacement if the equipment is return with damage.

  • Is it difficult for a first-timer?

    No, anyone can do it! We have a wide range of boards/sails sizes to match your experience level. Take a lesson for you first time, it will greatly benefit you and boost your confidence by starting off strong in this amazing sport!

General FAQs

General

  • What activities do you guys offer in Miami?

    Miami Watersports offers Parasailing; Jet Ski Rides; Tubing; Flyboarding; Sailing; Windsurfing; Paddle Sports and various other. Visit our Marina location for all of the main activities just at one location!

  • Are you open every day? What time?

    Yes we are open every day of the year from 10 AM until sunset. 

  • Is it Free Parking at all locations?

    Yes! Makes sure to ask for your free parking pass at check-in. Our parking lots are right in front of the departure points.

  • Are you booking agency or the actual supplier?

    We are the owner of all activities and do not subcontract with anyone else. We sell and provide the service ourselves. Skip third party agency and call us directly!

  • What do we need to bring/wear?

    Be ready to get wet! We recommend a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towels, hair tie if you have long hair, and a change of clothes if you have plans to go somewhere else after us.

  • How many locations are there?

    We have two departure points. Check out the location tab for more details!

  • How far are you from Miami Beach?

    We are about 10-30 minutes away depending on traffic. However keep in mind that we have free parking right in front, so you will save time and money instead of parking in South Beach.

  • Can we add more Water Activities to our reservations once we get there?

    Of course, if you show up with more friends or family members, you will be able to pay the difference there, however, there is no guarantee that we will have enough space for the new “Walk-ins”.

  • Are bookings refundable?

    We do not issue refunds, however your credit will never expire and can be used towards other activities as well. 

  • Online reservation or just walk-in ?

    We work 85% mostly with reservations. We do accept walk-ins although they won’t get priority and will have to go on the next available time. To sum it up, it is highly recommended to book with us on our site to have the least waiting time.

Departure Point

 

BEACH LOCATION – WIND ACTIVITIES ONLY

1 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

After passing the toll, make a right entrance just before the big bridge. Look for 2 large containers on the beach.

 

WINDSURFING

STANDARD

HOURLY RENTAL

$65

HALF DAY (4 HOURS)

$195

10 HOUR PACKAGE

$390

PERFORMANCE

HOURLY RENTAL

$79

HALF DAY (4 HOURS)

$240

10 HOUR PACKAGE

$480

VIP Package

1 yr Membership

$ 1750

ADD-ONS

SAILING LESSONS

30 min w/ Instructor

$30

HARNESS

 

$79
Windsurf

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

HOURLY RENTAL

$65

HALF DAY (4 HOURS)

$195

10 HOUR PACKAGE

$390

PERFORMANCE EQUIPMENT

HOURLY RENTAL

$79

HALF DAY (4 HOURS)

$240

10 HOUR PACKAGE

$480

WINDSURFING LESSON

*also need equipment

30 min w/ Instructor

$ 30
Windsurfing Info
  • All activities at the same departure point!
  • Open every day from 10 AM - Sunset
  • Walk-In prices are guaranteed lowest.
  • Located 15 min from South Beach
  • Free premium parking pass
  • Family Owned Business

Our Location is great for all levels of windsurfing, from first timers all the way to advance riders. We have a large area just in front of the beach with waist height water, making it the ideal place for first timers and beginners to progress with confidence.

You can also pick to add a lesson to their rental to speed up their progress (highly recommended for first timers).

Windsurfing Lessons

Inclusions:

  • Life Jacket
  • All safety equipment
  • Rescue motor-boat
  • Bathroom/Lockers
  • Free parking

Must Bring:

  • Valid Photo ID of each participant
  • Credit card used for payment

Optional:

  • Water shoes
  • Gloves
Gear
Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • What activities do you guys offer in Miami?

    Miami Watersports offers Parasailing; Jet Ski Rides; Tubing; Flyboarding; Sailing; Windsurfing; Paddle Sports and various other. Visit our Marina location for all of the main activities just at one location!

  • Are you open every day? What time?

    Yes we are open every day of the year from 10 AM until sunset. 

  • Is it Free Parking at all locations?

    Yes! Makes sure to ask for your free parking pass at check-in. Our parking lots are right in front of the departure points.

  • Are you booking agency or the actual supplier?

    We are the owner of all activities and do not subcontract with anyone else. We sell and provide the service ourselves. Skip third party agency and call us directly!

  • What do we need to bring/wear?

    Be ready to get wet! We recommend a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towels, hair tie if you have long hair, and a change of clothes if you have plans to go somewhere else after us.

  • How many locations are there?

    We have two departure points. Check out the location tab for more details!

  • How far are you from Miami Beach?

    We are about 10-30 minutes away depending on traffic. However keep in mind that we have free parking right in front, so you will save time and money instead of parking in South Beach.

  • Can we add more Water Activities to our reservations once we get there?

    Of course, if you show up with more friends or family members, you will be able to pay the difference there, however, there is no guarantee that we will have enough space for the new “Walk-ins”.

  • Are bookings refundable?

    We do not issue refunds, however your credit will never expire and can be used towards other activities as well. 

  • Online reservation or just walk-in ?

    We work 85% mostly with reservations. We do accept walk-ins although they won’t get priority and will have to go on the next available time. To sum it up, it is highly recommended to book with us on our site to have the least waiting time.

Other Water Activities Here
Contact & Location Info

MAIN LOCATION

Dinner Key Marina

3400 Pan American Dr.
Pier 9 Slip 24
Miami, FL 33133

Upon arrival to the Marina, we are located on Pier 9, look for yellow smiley face flags.

BEACH LOCATION

(Wind Activities Only)

1 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

After passing the toll, make a right entrance just before the big bridge. Look for 2 large containers on the beach.

WORKING HOURS:

Open 7 Days a Week - 10 AM - Sunset

EMAIL:

[email protected]