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.