INFORMATION ON KITEBOARDING MANATEE PARK
Located in Cape Canaveral on the NE end of the Banana River south of 528. There is a massive open field ideal for flying trainer kites and riding land boards on west winds. A large portion of the water access is obstructed by a large boardwalk and mangroves but there are entrances on both sides of the park. There is a deep channel near the beach extending about 50 feet out and then it is really shallow beyond that as far you can go. This is one of the most amazing spots to watch the sunset. Setup south of the parking lot and there is a small place to walk through to the water on the far south end near the water treatment plant. If you edge about 100 yards out toward the 528 Causeway, there is a really shallow bar that creates a really nice slick when the river level is low.
PRECAUTIONS: Intermediate to Avanced level riding without boat assistance. This spot has a very technical launch. Watch out for the mangroves and boardwalk! Use extreme caution entering and exiting the water.
WIND DIRECTIONS: Best for SW winds. Good for S, SSW, W, and NW.
GOOD BREEZE KITEBOARDING / RON JON SURF SCHOOL
Good Breeze Kiteboarding/Ron Jon Kiteboarding offers certified lessons with watercraft support in flat shallow water. Equipment is available in the full pro shop in the heart of Cocoa Beach. The retail store is across the street from the main Ron Jon Surf Shop on A1A. Located in the Winn-Dixie (Canaveral Plaza) shopping center.
180 Canaveral Plaza Blvd
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931