Kiteboarding at Oval Beach / Saugatuck


There is a large dune overlooking the beach that generates a thermal near the shore and extends out a short distance. This place fires on a south or north when the sun is shining. It can be dead calm inland and blowing stink at Oval on a south. This is a county launch that has a toll. Turn left into the county parking lot. Turn right and you will meet a large local gay population. Don't kite in your thong in this place unless you want to meet some very interesting people.

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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 Maps

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Black Lake (snowkiting)
Grand Haven
Gun Lake (kiteboard/snowkite)
Little Sable Point
Point Betsie and Crystal Lake
Reed's Lake (snowkiting)
South Haven
St. Joseph

Map of Spots to Ride

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