Stuart Insider Guide

Wind Forecast

The most reliable wind forecast and live reading for Hutchinson Island can be found at WindAlert. You can also refer to the Jensen Beach weather station, viewing the wind forecast here.


Where We Ride

The flats just north of the St. Lucie Inlet allow us to coach in flat, waist deep water.  It's aqua blue and perfect for learning, pushing your existing skill set, or exploring hidden gems.

Looking for a little more adventure? Stuart, Jupiter, and West Palm are all ocean facing, receiving incredible surf and wind. Here, clients can go on downwinders or ride oceanside in the waves.


How to Get Here  

The closest airport to fly into is Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). It is ~1 hr by shuttle or rental car to Hutchinson Island. 
    Another option is to fly into Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is ~1.5 hrs by shuttle or rental car to Hutchinson Island. 

      There are also a few smaller airports, often used for private charters and smaller planes down to the area including Witham FieldStuart Jet Center, Vero Beach Regional Airport, and Atlantic Aviation.

      If you need any additional information on Rental Cars or Shuttle Services, please see the below or drop us a line.

      Click here to check PBI flight rates
      Click here to check FLL flight rates
      Click here for info on rental cars/shuttles

        Where to Stay

        The the easiest place to stay and kite with us is on Hutchinson Island. We highly recommend both The Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort & Marina and the newly opened Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. 

        Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort & Marina: With a moderate price point and quality accommodations, this resort includes on-site restaurants, golf, tennis, pools, beachfront activities. When staying here, you can walk right out of your room, onto our boat, wasting no time in hitting the water to kite! Use code 17NXTO for 10% off when you book your room.

        Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa:  With a higher price point, this resort was opened in late 2017 and has new, luxury accommodations. The property is located on the oceanfront of Hutchinson Island and includes an on-site restaurant, pools, and a spa. It's just a short walk to the dock where we can pick you up and drop you off, and a quick, 15 minute boat ride to the riding area. Click here to book a room.


        Some of Our Favorite Things in Stuart


        Osceola Street Cafe - Delicious breakfast in downtown Stuart
        Stuart Boathouse - Grab a mimosa and enjoy breakfast with a waterfront view
        Spritz City Bistro
        Ital Bowls - The best Acai bowls on the island with a variety of other healthy food options
          Lunch & Dinner
          Twisted Tuna - One of our favorite places to get food. Extensive menu! You can even show up by boat.
          Chef's Table - Small restaurant vibe with high quality food cooked to order 
          Stuart Boathouse
          Riverwalk Cafe & Oyster Bar
          Drift Kitchen
          Other Options

            Sneaki Tiki - Don't be surprised if you see us grabbing drinks here after a long day, especially on Taco Tuesdays for one of their margaritas!
            The Brass Tap
            Drift Kitchen Bar
            Coffee Bar Blue Door
            Duffy's Sports Grill


            Most of the night life occurs in Jupiter, just a short Uber or drive south. 
            Square Grouper Tiki Bar
            Johnny Mangos Tiki Bar and Grill


            Activities - What to do (when you are not kiting in Stuart!)

            Take a stroll on the beach in the House of Refuge
            Check out The River Walk
            Do a little retail therapy
            See the marine-life at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
            Scope out the antique car collection and one of the world's best baseball card collections at The Elliot Museum

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