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.
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.
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!
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!
|Sail on your own|
|No qualifications required|
|Showers/ parking available|
|Gear available for all levels|
Windsurf Equipment Offered
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
At the Marina Location Miami Watersports offers Parasailing, Jet Ski Rides, Banana Boat Tube Rides, Flyboarding, and Speed Boat Rides.
At the Sailing Center Miami Watersports offers Sailing, Windsurfing, Wing Surf, and Paddle Sports.
Yes we are open every day of the year from 10 AM until sunset.
Yes, we have a public "pay by phone" parking lot right next to us.
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!
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.
We have two departure points. Check out the location tab for more details!
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.
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”.
Miami Watersports reserves the right to reschedule if weather does not permit. No refund will be issued, but your credit will not expire and can be used towards any of our activities (not just the one you booked).
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.
SAILING CENTER – 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.