Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Bradenton Beach, Tampa, Florida USA

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best wind direction:
North, Northwest
Tampa is a big city, located near Mexico Gulf, on the west coast of Florida. It is surrounded by two bodies of water that flow into the Gulf of Mexico, offering a subtropical climate, hot humid days during summer with frequent thunderstorms and light freezes during winter.

The city is very well organized in regard to activities and recreational parks. According to Forbes magazine, it is the 5th best outdoor city in the United States. Bradenton Beach is located in Anna Maria Island, an amazing tropical paradise, situated at just few miles away from Tampa.

With a wide open beach with sugar sand and amazing turquoise waters, this place is the perfect location for kite surfing. As it is an exposed beach/Pier break, it offers a regional classic wave quality with good frequency. The size of the swell starts working from 3 ft/1 m and can hold up to 12 ft/4 m and more, while the best wind direction is when coming from North, Northwest. On a good day, the offshore winds reach at 30 mph/48 kph and the waves tend to be short but fast and powerful.

Bradenton Beach is suitable for beginner and advanced kite surfers. During the summer season, the tropical storms affect the exposed shores of Anna Maria Island, providing perfect conditions for the advanced riders. However, the best season to kite surf in this spot is during winter. Kite surfers should be careful of piers, bathers and sharks.