The MACshack Kiteboarding School
1801 Beach St, Muskegon, MI 49441
Take I 90 East
Take exit 21 (towards Detroit) to I 94 East
Get on I 196 N / US 31 N (exit 34 towards Holland/Grand Rapids)
Merge onto US 31 N via exit 44 on the left toward Lake Michigan / Holland / Muskegon
Start here if in Grand Haven/Holland:
Take US 31 North to the Business 31 exit in Muskegon. Continue on Business 31/Seaway Drive for 4.2 miles to Sherman Blvd. Make a Michigan Left onto Sherman Blvd. (A Michigan left means that you must drive past the intersection and turn left thru the median onto the South Bound lane and then make a Right turn onto Sherman). Stay on Sherman Blvd for 2.9 miles until you reach the intersection at Beach St. (Sherman dead ends about 100 yards after this intersection). There are signs on Sherman and at this intersection directing you to the "Lake Michigan Beach"; follow these signs. Stay on Beach St. as it winds through a residential area and then pops out and parallels Lake Michigan. Continue driving until the road veers away from the Lake next to a large brick building and look for a parking lot on the Left hand side of the road. Park in this lot and rig up near the water's edge. Total distance from Grand Haven is about 17 miles.
We recommend taking the Lake Express Ferry and saving yourself a long trip through Chicago and around the lake.
Favorable conditions: North to WNW winds, low humidity, and clear skies all come together to boost the wind speed 3-7mph higher than other local beaches.
Things to know.
There is also a restaurant just North of the restrooms. You CAN NOT kite in or around the swim buoys North of the rigging area. Do not kite inside the pier walls. There are also several small steel jetties South of the rigging area. Do not walk with a kite up the beach next to the roadway (in front of the large brick building - dropping your kite on a moving vehicle would likely be the last mistake you ever make.