Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast July 12th and 13th

Last Week:  Nailed it!  The only thing is that sunday south of Muskegon didn’t quite blow all day.  It was only wind in Holland until noonish

Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 5, Close –7 , Way Off – 0

Today: Looks like it should be a solid day at Little Sable Point and Pt Betsie with a southerly flow and the sun out.  I’d say around 20 knots most of the afternoon.

Saturday:  Looks like heavy cloud cover but there is going to be a south wind, just not very much.  I think there should be enough for a big kite light wind session from Muskegon north.

Sunday: As the rain moves through and the sun comes out in the afternoon, I think there will be enough wind for another light wind session from Muskegon north, with a SW wind.  The windiest is looking like Little Sable to Pentwater.

I’m going to have to check in during the weekend to update what I think.  Saturday or Sunday look like they could go either way.


Sunny Summer South Winds


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  • Well I was wrong yesterday, it ended up being windy between the rain. Enough for a decent session in Muskegon. Today looks just a tad light out of the West. However, it’s probably worth monitoring the wind meters in case it picks up more.

  • Hi guys,
    I used to live in Michigan around Silver Lake 7 years back and have since started to Kitesurf. I am coming for a 2 week visit in September from Europe and was wondering whether you reckon its worth to bring my equipment with me? In other words, how many sessions do you think I could get in in September? Also, in case there is wind, are there always Kiters around or would I have to self-launch etc.?



    • Hi Ralf, September is perfect kiting weather around here! The water is warm and we tend to get more windy days. I think you could get 4-5 good days in September during a 2 week time period. If you are willing to travel up and down the coast a bit you can probably get more than that. Any of the popular spots in West Michigan(Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Meinert, LSP) or Northern Michigan(Frankfort, Point Betsie) will have kiters if it’s windy but you may find yourself alone occasionally if going out during the day during the workweek or going to a less popular location. Anyway if you want to get in touch when you are coming to michigan you can email at midawnpatrol@gmail.com. -Jeff

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