Here are some brief overviews of some the main riding spots in Cocoa Beach. More info is provided on their specific pages.
Located in Cape Canaveral on the NE end of the Banana River. There are a couple open fields ideal for flying trainer kites and riding land boards in west winds. The water access is obstructed by a large boardwalk. Launching here is very tricky due to the trees and boardwalk close to the waters edge. There is a deep channel near the launch extending about 50 feet out and then it is really shallow beyond that. Once you are up and riding, edge out west to find a sweet slick caused by a shallow sandbar. This is one of the most amazing spots to watch the sunset.
This spot is good on summer days when the Seabreeze kicks in. It can blow about 5 mph more here than on the beach! The windsurfers here are NOT always friendly to kiteboarders. This spot is NOT recommended for kiteboarding. If you do decide you have to kite here, go later in the afternoon when the windsurfing shop is closed and be respectful!!! The beach area is very small and not the best spot to launch. There is a field behind the parking lot which offers an open area to setup and launch. It can be gusty and you must walk with your kite through the parking lot and trees to get to the water. Again, this spot is NOT recommended. You can launch a boat here and go out to the flats just South to launch.
PRECAUTIONS: Advanced or PRO level riding ONLY without boat assistance. This spot has a very technical launch. It usually good when there is an Onshore wind which means you will be pulled into the buildings and trees if something goes wrong! Watch out for windsurfers and other spectators.
Good Breeze Kiteboarding has been offering kiteboarding lessons and equipment in the Cocoa Beach area since 2007. The shallow flat water of the Banana River gives the area an incredible appeal for learning and catching any wind direction. They teach with water-craft support with IKO certified instructors. The “surf town” vibe of Cocoa Beach is really laid back and friendly. Being central in Florida with close proximity to Orlando and Melbourne, makes the area a killer location for a kiteboarding shop and school. It is fully stocked so swing by! Located just north of the big Ron Jon Surf Shop. They also offer Hydrofoil and EFoil Lessons!