Ormond Beach is just North of Daytona Beach. This is the “true” birthplace of Speed! Races used to take place on the beach. Now beach driving is permitted in South part of the City with 10 mph speed limit. Beach passes can be purchased for $5.00 a day or free in the Winter months.
Up North a little you will find the little local community of Ormond by the Sea. There are a decent amount of local Kiteboarders here. Find some of the friendly locals and ask about the frequent Downwinders. They usually go from the north end of the beach to Lifeguard Station known as the “the old Ormond Pier” or vice versa. The waves can get really big here and this spot has some of the biggest shore pound around.
Just south of the Lifeguard tower is a good parking area with showers and facilities known as Tom Rennick Park. This is also a popular surf area. Keep your distance from the surfers. You can catch waves much easier than them. The surfers are responsible for keeping the area open when the county tried to close it for surfing, which probably would have included kiteboarding.
PRECAUTIONS: Watch for cars, lifeguards, and people. This beach can get very crowded. If it is too crowded head north of much farther south. There are also poles on the beach to mark Parking. Be aware of these when launching or landing. The pier was destroyed in a storm but some of the pilings remain. It is near the Lifeguard tower. Be careful because they can be slightly submerged depending on the tide. The beach backs up to the busy A1A so avoid putting your kite over traffic. The beach can be small on High Tide so be carefull launching and landing.
WIND DIRECTIONS: N,NNE, NE, E, SE, SSE, S
3090 S Ridgewood Ave
S. Daytona FL 32119
Good Breeze Kiteboarding has teamed up with Ron Jon Surf School to offer safe, certified lessons with boat support in flat shallow water. Equipment is available in the Ron Jon Surf School located in Cocoa Beach just north of the main Ron Jon Surf Shop right off of the 520 causeway and A1A. The building is next to 7-11. It is a bright blue and yellow building.
180 Canaveral Plaza Blvd
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931