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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Courthouse Road Beach, Gulfport, Mississippi USA

Water type:
Shallow, Chop, Small Wave (< 1m / 3ft)
Beach type:
Sandy
Wind Type:
Frontal Winds
Level:
Beginner-Expert
Best Season:
Winter, Fall
Gulfport, founded by William H. Hardy and Joseph T. Jones, is the second largest city in Mississippi. It is a colorful beachfront city on the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful, long, white sand beaches and a strong commercial center. It offers several opportunities for shopping as well as golfing, gambling and water sports.

Since kiteboarding officially replaced windsurfing in the Olympics, it became one of the hottest water sports. Or was it the other way round? Either way, kiteboarding is the most exciting and fun way to take advantage of the wind and glide on the water. That’s why Gulfport attracts so many newbies or professional kiters. Due to its tropical climate, you’ll be able to practice all year round the only sport that combines more than just one aspect of extreme sports into one: surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, wakeboarding and gymnastics.

However, it can pose hazards not only to the kiteboarder, but also bystanders, beachgoers and others in the water. That’s why when choosing a beach for kiteboarding, there are some specific features that you need to consider. A  long, shallow-watered shoreline like Courthouse Road beach is ideal and of course suitable for beginner, intermediate or advanced kiteboarders. Wind directions are also important and luckily, the wind conditions in Gulfport are ideal for kiteboarding all year round.

Since it’s not the most popular spot for swimmers, Courthouse Road beach can be the spot you are looking for, if you want to develop your kiteboarding skills or want to try different kind of styles. Take into consideration that if you are a beginner, it’s better to have a professional instructor to teach you everything you need to know about launching, flying, landing etc. Soon you’ll be able to perform tricks like a pro!

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