We love traveling to Kite, in fact we’re all about using the sports that we love to see new parts of the world. That being said, there’s something about getting it in your backyard that feels so good. So, here’s a look at the best cities for kiteboarding in the U.S. Of course, not every major city is conducive to kiting. There are a lot of variables at play: access to water, and favorable winds to name a couple. Some cities just make it easier to be a kiteboarder:

San Francisco

When it comes to major metropolitan areas, access to the water and wind doesn’t get much better than the city by the bay. While the favorable climate allows kiting year-round, the best time of year for kiting in SF is March-October. Just make sure to bring your wetsuit.


New York City might not be the first place you think of for local kiteboarding. While the season is fairly short, the fact of the matter is that there are several spots to hit close to the city like Plumb Beach and Sheepshead Bay. There are also as endless opportunities on the east end of Long Island. You just have to know where to look, like Stefan Spiessberger in the cover image of this article.


Despite some recent disagreements about whether or not Kiteboarders belong on Miami Beach, it would seem that the city of Miami has opted to stay kite-friendly. That’s a good thing, because the consistent onshore winds, warm weather, and easy access to the water make Miami a mecca of urban kiteboarding.


The water might be fresh, but the lake is huge, and as they say, the city is windy. Summer kiteboarding in and around Chicago on Lake Michigan is a great way to stay tuned up for that spring adventure in the southern hemisphere.


Kiteboarding in South Boston or “Southie” has become very popular in recent years, and for good reason. There’s a great beach to launch from, lots of wind, and, for many riders, all they have to do is walk a couple of blocks from their apartment. While the warm weather season may be short, Boston provides access to endless miles of coastline, both north & south of the city.


Much like San Francisco, Charleston has a nice long season for getting on a kite comfortably. With hotspots like Folly Beach & Sullivan’s Island within 15 minutes of downtown, Charleston is a great place to be based.

New Orleans

One of our favorite cities for nightlife, food, and music, it helps that New Orleans is also a kickass kite destination. Year round winds and hundreds of miles of coastline just miles from downtown make for an ideal home base, not to mention to go cups, po’ boys, and jazz on Frenchman Street.


So there you have it, six cities that you might want to consider relocating to. Of course if you’re more interested in traveling to remote tropical destinations to kite, we’ve got you covered.