Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast April 29th & 30th

Alright we are back!  Probably could’ve started this a few weeks ago, but better late than never.  Stoked to get the season back in full swing.

Tally So Far:  Nailed It – 0, Close – 0, Way Off – 0

Water Temp:  It has warmed quite a bit over the last week, but still cold.  Temperatures are in the mid to low 40’s from south to north, which the area I look at is from Holland to Pt Betsie. 

Today: This afternoon the wind should pick up in the northern half of the lake.  Frankfort to Pt Betsie should see 15 to 20 knots out of the SW.  Everywhere further south looks calm.

Saturday:  There will be a quite a bit of wind, but out of the NNE, which is side offshore for nearly everywhere along the lakeshore.  Except, one spot it could be sideshore.  First St beach in Manistee is usually kiteable on a NNE and it should be pretty windy there with 20 to 25 knots.  One thing to watch for especially in the Grand Haven to Muskegon area is for some nice waves to form with this kind of forecast.  A strong N to NNE wind offshore can push swell back towards the Michigan shoreline.  I wouldn’t expect them to be very big tomorrow, maybe knee to waist high at the most if it happens.  Too much east in the wind will kill this too.

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Sunday:  Wash out with east wind.


Paddle surfing in Grand Haven on a N to NNE wind day.


This is a weekly blog post of my best guess at the kiteboarding conditions for the coastline of Lake Michigan from Holland north to Pt Betsie. Subscribe to automatically receive this forecast in your inbox