Although there is wind on the island all year long, the most desirable conditions occur in the spring and summer from March through July, as well as in the fall from October through December. As mentioned before, there is no doubt that the wind blows all year, but January and February are the coldest months so come prepared with the necessary gear. And don’t be weary of the lighter wind months, August and September, take advantage of these conditions for epic hydrofoiling sessions.
There are two airports less than an hour drive to the island, Brownsville (BRO) and Harlingen(HRL). There are other airports that you can fly into, McAllen or Corpus Cristi, but be sure to plan the drive accordingly. Having your own vehicle, if you choose to drive, or renting a vehicle is highly encouraged and necessary to access some kiting locations. Begin to feel the island vibes as you drive through Port Isabel and over the causeway onto the island.
Whether you plan to camp or stay in a hotel, there are a multitude of options. For camping, some popular options are the KOA, Andie Bowie, and Isla Blanca. For the more adventurous camper, off grid beach camping is allowed, although we suggest having an off road capable vehicle and always checking the tides. Isla Blanca located at the most southern tip of the island offers easy access to beaches with bath houses, restrooms, and picnic areas. This camping location also offers a pristine view of SpaceX to watch the incredible spaceship launches. If camping is not your style, there are many hotel , Airbnb , and Vrbo options available on the island.
With miles of shallow flat water on the bayside and stacked waves on the ocean side there is no shortage for amazing kiting spots. We have listed the most popular kite spots below.
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The Pond (4×4 Recommended)
The Kite Ranch (4×4 Only)
Beach Access 6 (4×4 Only)
Jetties (Pass required to access, passes available at gate)
*At the Jetties kiters must kite downwind of the surf lineup and yield to surfers. *Full disclosure, all land access to the bayside is private property.