Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Florida USA

Skill level:
Intermediate and advanced
Best season:
November to April
Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County and is famous world wide among the race fans for the Daytona International Speedway. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the city hosts an amazing coastline and beautiful sandy beaches, attracting visitors from all over the states. It is also known for the hard packed sand on which you can drive your vehicle and visit restricted areas.

With a humid subtropical climate, the average temperatures during summer are 90°F/33°C with brief tropical storms and the average temperatures during winter are 70°F/21°C with light freezes.

New Smyrna Beach is a beautiful wide sandy beach where kite boarding is a very popular activity. As it is an exposed beach break, it offers consistent waves that work all year round. The size of the swell, starts working from 5 ft/1.5 m and holds up to 6 ft/2 m and more, while the best swell direction is when coming from Southwest.

New Smyrna Inlet is suitable for indeterminate and advanced kite boarders. The best season to kite is from November to April when the frontal winds range between 10 knots/18.5 kph and 25 knots/46.3 kph. Note that during weekends the beach is ultra crowded. Kite Boarders should be careful of  sharks, rip currents and jellyfish.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Daytona Beach
16.9mi/27km, 28mins
Head southeast on FL-5 S/U.S. 1 S/S Ridgewood Ave toward Magnolia Ave Continue to follow FL-5 S/U.S. 1 S, Turn left onto Washington St, Continue onto N Causeway, Continue onto Flagler Ave, Turn left onto N Peninsula Ave, Turn right onto Sapphire Rd Destination will be on the left.
Daytona Beach International Airport,
23.1mi/37km from New Smyrna Beach

Daytona Beach is served by Amtrak by way of a Thruway Motorcoach connection between the beach side and Amtrak’s DeLand Station, at 28 mi/45 km to the west.


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