Fred Howard Park - Florida
intermediate  flatwater sand sea

What to expect at kitespot Fred Howard Park?

In Florida, a 2,5 hour drive from Orlando airport and in the Gulf of Mexico you’ll find kitespot Fred Howard Park with flat water and a small sandy beach.

This spot is part of Tarpon Springs which gets its name from the Tarpon fish which swims in the nearby water. Tarpon Springs is also known for its natural sponge production.

Thermal Wind

Around April and May when the air is heating up quite nice, there is a good chance you’ll benefit from the afternoon thermal effect. In winter the thermal effect is more likely to be there in the morning, because cold air is sucked into the Gulf of Mexico. Besides the thermal wind, this spot meets some tropical storms now and then with hurricane conditions.

Launch area

At both sides of the road on the beach you're able to launch a kite at the small beach. But watch out for the beach users and check the local instructions on the beach.

Level of riding

Kitespot Fred Howard Park is only for intermediate riders because of the small beach, so you need to be able to ride upwind and do not lose altitude. Remember to not ride alone because there is no rescue at this spot.


If you need lessons contact Kiteboarding Tarpon Springs.

Nearby kitespot

Make sure to also check kitespot Sunset Beach Park, a 10 minute drive from this kitespot.


From October to April is the best time.

Flat shallow water.

Yes, from December to May.

Yes, 2mm shorty from November to March. No wetsuit needed from April to October.