Biscayne Bay - Rickenbacker Causeway
Bay sailing: flat to choppy with larger bumps and chop in the channel. Good flat water blasting on strong S/SE winds. Weed fin is useful (or necessary) during much of year. Best on SE and S/SE winds. Poor on N and NE winds. Inconsistent/gusty on W winds. Current under bridges can be strong. Sand bar to south gets shallow. Booties are a good idea.
Launch anywhere along the South side of Rickenbacker Causeway. Look for the large Sailboards Miami truck for a marker. Some have launched on the North for NE winds but be careful as there is a lot of debris in the water and the winds get very tricky near adjacent condos. SW winds sometimes fill in better across the bridge at Hobie Beach, but be careful of the Kiters.
Recommended Ability Level:
This location is great for any ability level and is where many of us learned to windsurf.
From I-95 South of Downtown Miami (or US 1), take Rickenbacker Cswy. over the first bridge. Turn right into Cswy. parking area and park to the east a bit. Grassy/sandy rigging opposite the sidewalk..
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