Head to Sullivan’s Island’s Station 28.5 on even a slightly breezy day, and you’ll witness at least a dozen kites pulling riders across the water. The spot boasts some unique geographical erosion -for nearly a quarter of a mile offshore, the depth remains almost consistently three to six feet, before a narrow strip of beach absorbs the brunt of the ocean’s waves. The setting is ideal both for beginners learning the ropes of kiting and experts who enjoy the choice of riding the waves across the spit or practicing their aerials in the slightly protected cove.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 N to Mt. Pleasant and bear right onto Coleman Blvd. Continue straight to Sullivan’s Island, before turning left at the stop sign. Take a right at the 28.5 street sign and park immediately.
Charleston Watersport Outfitters 843-884-9098 / www.charlestonwatersport.com
OliNah 843-886-3337 / www.oli-nah.com