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Posted by: waroc Jan 1 2012, 12:53 PM

Hi there every body.

Iím from France and Iíll be amongst you in few months because I move to your country as an expat.
Could you give me a quick view of what does kitesurf sound like for you ?
What are different spots, weather conditions etc...

Thank you very much.

Posted by: edt Jan 4 2012, 06:49 PM

QUOTE(waroc @ Jan 1 2012, 12:53 PM) *
Hi there every body.

Iím from France and Iíll be amongst you in few months because I move to your country as an expat.
Could you give me a quick view of what does kitesurf sound like for you ?
What are different spots, weather conditions etc...

Thank you very much.


Where do you live? We have 6 lakes, Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior, St. Clair, and a bunch of spots for each lake and in winter, thousands of little inland lakes for snowkiting. Midwest kiting is more storm driven not so much those daily thermals. You get conditions from 10 knots up to 50 knots, some places you get some waves, others you have some flat water.

Posted by: waroc Jan 6 2012, 05:19 AM

QUOTE(edt @ Jan 4 2012, 06:49 PM) *
Where do you live? We have 6 lakes, Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior, St. Clair, and a bunch of spots for each lake and in winter, thousands of little inland lakes for snowkiting. Midwest kiting is more storm driven not so much those daily thermals. You get conditions from 10 knots up to 50 knots, some places you get some waves, others you have some flat water.

Don't know my futur location yet.
I ask some information well before to be advised in case of ...

Thank you

Posted by: edt Jan 6 2012, 07:55 PM

QUOTE(waroc @ Jan 6 2012, 05:19 AM) *
Don't know my futur location yet.
I ask some information well before to be advised in case of ...

Thank you


Ok, let us know then. I ride Lake st clair, south through south west at metro, north through northwest at blue lagoon, lake erie on an east, lake michigan on a west, or south, muskegon is fun, tawas is nice at lake huron, has one of the nicest beaches, and north of tawas is oscada, in canada you have kettle point, nice for waves on an overnight north wind, the canadians ride the north side of lake erie, and the west side of lake st clair, though I usually won't go to mitchels bay, I will go to harsen's island instead, which nukes on a west. If you have access to a boat, the st clair flats have a million splots like gull island. I've seen the canadians like to ride surfboards a lot on the north side of lake erie, at Metro we typically ride the twintip since there are no waves to speak of in lake st clair. And there are million places I don't even know about.

So you see, there are million things you can do, hard to narrow it down much before you figure out where you are going to go.

But one thing I know, watch the forecasts, our best wind is often followed by a thunderstorm and some tornadoes.

Posted by: waroc Jan 7 2012, 03:20 AM

QUOTE(edt @ Jan 6 2012, 07:55 PM) *
Ok, let us know then. I ride Lake st clair, south through south west at metro, north through northwest at blue lagoon, lake erie on an east, lake michigan on a west, or south, muskegon is fun, tawas is nice at lake huron, has one of the nicest beaches, and north of tawas is oscada, in canada you have kettle point, nice for waves on an overnight north wind, the canadians ride the north side of lake erie, and the west side of lake st clair, though I usually won't go to mitchels bay, I will go to harsen's island instead, which nukes on a west. If you have access to a boat, the st clair flats have a million splots like gull island. I've seen the canadians like to ride surfboards a lot on the north side of lake erie, at Metro we typically ride the twintip since there are no waves to speak of in lake st clair. And there are million places I don't even know about.

So you see, there are million things you can do, hard to narrow it down much before you figure out where you are going to go.

But one thing I know, watch the forecasts, our best wind is often followed by a thunderstorm and some tornadoes.



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