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Lake Michigan / Petobego (United States)

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Lake Michigan / Petobego , United States

Flat water on the inside and waves on the outside. South to SW wind unreal conditions butter flat water on the inside, and able to touch the shore as your riding on the inside, rollers on the outside all in waist deep water. It does get crowded even with a hike in. Petobego Natural area, sandbars and sandy areas to rig. But only, if you have special permission by the land owners. If not, you will get in big trouble. Check with locals about access. Best winds in autumn to spring. Light winds in summer. Any strength possible. Not a very good place to ride on a South wind. It needs to be SW or at the least SSW. On a South the wind is very turbulent coming off the land.

Practical Information

How to get there: Natural area 3 mile south of Elk Rapids, MI, hiking trail directly across the M31. Petobego Natural area, 20 minutes hike from M31. The location is better accessible by boat.

Amenities: Shop,Food,Parking

Activities: Kitesurf,Windsurf (Beginner,Intermediate,Expert)

More info: Restricted Zones. The location is only accessible by boat. There is no way you can enter by land without going through private property, and the owners will get very upset if they catch you. There are also areas on the sandbars that are private land. So even if you get to the spot by boat don't walk on the shoreline, stay right along the edge, this is Michigan law. A few kiteboarders have special agreements with land owners, that is the only way it can be used.

Type: Lake

Weather: Warm in summer, no wetsuit needed. Otherwise wetsuit needed.

Nearest town or city: Traverse City,Elk Rapids

Night life: Traverse City is one of the premire vacation areas in the midwest.

Water conditions: shallow, flat, chop, small wave (<1m), clean

Beach: medium beach made of sand

Winds: Frontal Winds

Dangers: None

Hotels nearby

6 mi - Grand Traverse Resort And Spa

The 900 acre Grand Traverse Resort and Spa stands along the shores of Lake Michigan's East Grand Traverse Bay in Acme, Michigan. This property is six miles northeast of Traverse City. Hotel Features.Read more The resort's 16th floor Aerie Restaurant & Lounge focuses on regional American favorites and locally produced wines, artisan breads and cheeses. Aerie Lounge hosts entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Sweetwater American Bistro serves regionally influenced American fare. The Grille is open during golf season and serves club style sandwiches and salads. The Marketplace offers deli dishes. The Spa Grand Traverse features a pedicure suite, 22 massage rooms and a spa dining room. The health club houses an indoor water playground with a waterslide and a zero depth spray area. Health club amenities include an indoor lap pool, an indoor recreation pool, indoor and outdoor spa tubs, five indoor and four outdoor tennis courts, an aerobics studio, a cardiovascular theater and a weight room. Three signature golf courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and William Newcomb. Watercraft rentals are available at the resort's private beach. The Cub House hosts supervised activities for children up to eight years old. Camp Traverse offers day camp experiences for children ages six to 12. The resort offers 579 guestrooms housed in a six story hotel section and a 17 story, glass clad tower. Accommodations are decorated in warm earth tones. Sitting areas feature upholstered chairs paired with ottomans. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee. Rooms in the hotel section feature bathroom television speakers. Tower rooms include wet bars, jetted tubs, refrigerators and bathroom telephones. Expert Tip. Why let a little thing like winter spoil your golf game in mid swing? The resort's Winter Golf Center offers indoor or outdoor practice ranges, clinics and instruction throughout the long, snowy months. Hide

7.2 mi - SLEEP INN AND SUITES ACME

Sleep Inn , Inn. "Sleep Inn , Inn" is a perfect base from which to explore Acme. High temperatures are kept outside the rooms thanks to the relieving air conditioning. Guests can have fun in or aroundRead more the covered pool. Visitors are offered several sporting activities, like golf and cross-country skiing. Furthermore, this hotel hosts a gym where you have the option to work out by yourself. In the hotel, guests will find an onsite spa, ideal for recovering from your daily activities. After dinner, visitors can enjoy a drink at the bar. For some excitement visitors are invited to the onsite casino.Hide

7.2 mi - Holiday Inn Express Acme-traverse City

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8.7 mi - Great Wolf Lodge

Located south-west, 43 minutes by car distance from the city center, this hotel at 3575 N US 31 is the ideal pied-à-terre to take advantage of all the wonders of Rapid City, whether for a few days or Read morefor a longer stay.With a 281 room capacity with categories ranging from the Family Suite to the Family Suite) rooms, the Great Wolf Lodge is accessible starting at 249 US Dollars.More of a Family establishment, this three star hotel is located in Rapid City. Several amenities, notably Front Desk 24hr are available at the hotel.Hide

9.1 mi - North Shore Inn

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Lake Michigan / Petobego , United States

Flat water on the inside and waves on the outside. South to SW wind unreal conditions butter flat water on the inside, and able to touch the shore as your riding on the inside, rollers on the outside all in waist deep water. It does get crowded even with a hike in. Petobego Natural area, sandbars and sandy areas to rig. But only, if you have special permission by the land owners. If not, you will get in big trouble. Check with locals about access. Best winds in autumn to spring. Light winds in summer. Any strength possible. Not a very good place to ride on a South wind. It needs to be SW or at the least SSW. On a South the wind is very turbulent coming off the land.

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