Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Jax Beach, Jacksonville, Florida USA

Skill Level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
All year round
Best wind direction:
East, Southeast
Best tide position:
Low tide
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida State, located on the banks of St. John's River and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. With 300 days of long sunshine, a coastline of over 20 mi/32 km long, inter-coastal waterways and the largest urban park system in the country, Jacksonville is a paradise and a top destination for outdoor activities and holidays all year round.

Jacksonville has hot humid summers with light thunderstorms during the afternoon hours and mild freezes during winter. The overall temperature varies from 18 to 33°C (64 to 92°F) all year round.

With many miles of long sandy shoreline and wide space, this is a perfect spot for kite surfing all year round. The temperature of the sea ranges from 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) in the summer months and from 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) in the winter.

During summer, the best time to visit the beach is in the afternoon, when the sea breeze builds up with southeast winds, reaching up to 16 mph/26 kph until sunset. When the tide is low, kite surfers enjoy extra fun with the side onshore winds.

The size of the swell starts working from 3 ft/1 m, holding up to 8 ft/2.5 m. During high tide and strong onshore winds, Jax Beach is suitable for advanced kite surfers only. Note that the beach is crowded almost all the time when the weather is warm, so it is best to keep your distance from surfers and swimmers. If you wish to take lessons, it is best to choose a week day in order to avoid the crowds.