Welcome to the new and improved Keys Cable & oTHErside Adventure Park; we have a lot happening on site & even more coming right around the corner.
When life gives us lemons, we’re going to make lemonade. Then we’re going to make lemon meringue pie. Not trying to undermine the massive extent of damage and hardship that this Hurricane has bestowed upon us. It truly has been the most exhausting obstacle that Keys Cable and Otherside Boardsports has ever encountered. In terms of physically, mentally and financially, this storm alllmost wiped us out. But not quite.
17 acres of debris and downed trees have been cleared. Features, docks and operator stands have been rebuilt. The buildings have been dried out, and electric has been completely rerun to our cable systems. Our Sesi-tec cable systems have had a complete overhaul and are running smoother than ever. The garden has been replanted and the back of the property has been rearranged in preparation of stage 3 of Otherside Adventure Park’s plans. We’re happy to say that the pre-storm renovation to the building; new roof and 67 solar panels all held up to their stated hurricane ratings. The solar panels were connected to the grid in February which makes us one step closer to our carbon neutral goals. The building also received a little aesthetic upgrade, in the form of a 40ft tall Flamingo mural by Miami based nature artist, Dave L.
The sun is shining, the water is warm, and we have wakeboard coaches that love to teach wakeboarding! Whether its your first time, or your first invert, we can make it happen! We’re never going to stop working to make this once-derelict-and-abandoned property something beautiful in the heart of the Keys with something for everyone to enjoy. Come on down and be part of this process- the making of our Lemon Meringue Pie for all to enjoy. We’re ready for you 🙂
The facility at Keyscable will provide all the necessary gear for a great cable session, or ride behind the boat. If you are looking for a bigger selection of watersport products, check out oTHErside’s headquarters in Islamorada. They have all your related boardsports needs such as kiteboarding, skateboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding and full lines of apparel and accessories. Otherside Boardsports is an authorized dealer for Liquid Force, Slingshot, Ronix, Hyperlite, CWB, Byerly, O’neill, Jet Pilot, Volcom, Electric, Bern, GoPro, Smith Optics and much, much more. www.OthersideBoardsports.com
The longest day of the year has come and gone and we’re prepped and ready to provide The Florida Keys with non stop watersports fun and entertainment! Wakeboarding, Paddleboarding, and with a chance of some rare summer wind we will still be teaching Kiteboarding lessons when conditions are available! The park is open all summer long including July 4th, Lobster Mini Season and Labor day. We will maintain its standard hours of 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with private rentals available out side of those hours! We also have a the LARGEST INVENTORY IN THE KEYS for both GOPRO and Paddleboards. Check out the rates section of the website for pricing on Cable sessions or if you have any other questions contact one of our friendly staff at our Marathon Location 305 414 8245 or at our flagship retail store in Islamorada 305 853 9728. For more information or your shopping pleasure please head over to http://www.oTHErsideBoardsports.com
Spring time is here and the “brutal” keys winter is coming to an end! While all you northerners enjoyed your polar vortexes and relentless snow storms the citizens of The Conch Republic broke out the sweaters and shoes and socks for about 5 days in february and we’re back to flip flops, boardshorts, bikinis and average temps in the high 70’s and low 80’s! If your coming to the Keys for spring break make sure to stop by the park for a session and stay tuned to our social media @KeysCable and @oTHErsideBoardsports on instragram for spring break specials and regular park updates! Whether your want to come shred your board or skate at the park, go paddlboarding, tour our botanical garden, or just chill out on the park beach and soak up some cosmic rays, we’ve got you covered! If you have a group of 3 or more riders make sure to give us a call so we can get you out when you want! 305 414 8245
Danny began riding at a young age and has been one of the major players in the world of wake skating for over 15 years. Danny is an exceptional Wakeskater, Wakeboarder, Skateboarder – He has a couple big awards in the trophy cabinet to boot – 12′, 13′ National champion, Alliance rider of the year 08′, Video section of the year 08′,10′, and 13′. The list goes on…
We will be offering custom sessions and camps with Danny this spring on both boat and cable. Also stay tuned for the ultimate adventure where you can get a custom weekend for you and your friends with Danny and Matt Sexton cable/kite/boat/dive/fish all in a 3 day 2 night package!
Raised in Florida Keys he is also able to give you a few top tips on the apre’s hot spots too.
If you are lucky enough to get a session with Danny you won’t forget it.
Over 10 years of wake experience and 4 years coaching professionally. He also runs an operates an online Wake platform & clothing line which is titled Junction 23 where a crew of riders travel, shred and film throughout Europe.
Understanding his accent could prove to be difficult but just nod & smile and you are guaranteed to have an amazing time on the water with one of the UK’s best up & coming riders.
Nate has moved down to The Keys from The Great Lakes, Michigan. Growing up in that part of America usually leads you to undertake various different outdoor activities – Kitesurfing, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Mountain Biking, Speer fishing, Hiking and Stand up paddle boarding.. All of which he happens to very good at.
Always on the move and after that next sweet session. He has enough expertise and coaching techniques to help sink a ship, especially if you book onto one of our specialised cable for kite coaching sessions.
Keys Cable will be open for the entire holiday week with an early shutdown on thanksgiving day at 3:00 p.m.!
Thanksgiving in the keys is a wonderful time of year! We are expecting a good number of people in town for the weekend so we encourage riders to call ahead and check for availability. If your group consists of 3 or more riders we strongly recommend you call in advance to book a private rental. This guarantee’s a reservation for you and your group and allows us to make sure people can get on the water when they want!
For more information on booking please contact us direct at 305 414 8245
Thanksgiving weather info:
There are some larger cold fronts dipping down from the north east over the week which will bring some windy weather to us down here in in the keys! While we are expecting temperatures not to drop below the mid 70’s the wind will make the water slightly chilly so make sure to pick up a wetsuit top or a shorty! We have a limited stock on sale at the park but a much more extensive line at our Islamorada location! Make sure to inquire about our cable for kite sessions as this is the perfect holiday week to capitalize on the wind and get proficient at kiteboarding!!
Forget all your usual summer camps, baseball and bug collecting aren’t for you anyway. (Or, maybe they’re ALSO for you!) Keys Cable is all about fun and progression, and beating the heat. Come down for a week (lodging discounts available for those traveling from out of the area). Choose your camp, based around your availability and ability, and come shred with us, a handful of other fun people, and we’ll have you learning things you never thought possible!
Otherside and Keys Cable Team rider Alex Fox has paired up with Slingshot Sports to produce a limited edition board graphic. Check out the awesome video about the board and his art. They will be giving three of these super limited boards away, so watch the video to see how you can get your hands on one!