Point Betsie / Crystal Lake

Kiteboarding at Point Betsie and Crystal Lake

While it is a ways north, any wind direction can be flown at Point Betsie, aka "Kite Beach". There is a nice beach here and plenty of people to show off to/ introduce the sport to. Plus, it is only a little ways from Little Manitou Island, which gives you a view of all kinds of commericial ships.

Also up here is Crystal Lake- the name says it all, and with an area that is waist-deep for hundreds of meters out, the glass-like waters on high winds are a blast!

Useful Point Betsie / Crystal Lake links:

Weather Conditions and Forecast
Nearshore Marine Forecast
Water Temperatures
Wind Forecast
Wave Forecast
Interactive Forecast with Wind Speed and Direction
Radar Image
Radar Loop
Area Map
Visitor's Bureau

More Boarding Locations

Austin Lake (snowkiting)
Black Lake (snowkiting)
Grand Haven
Gun Lake (kiteboard/snowkite)
Little Sable Point
Oval Beach / Saugatuck
Reed's Lake (snowkiting)
South Haven
St. Joseph

Map of Spots to Ride


Special thanks to Ryan for the writeup on this kiteboarding location!