What To Expect

Lesson Meeting Locations

NEW FOR 2018 – Multiple lesson location options

Our Location Spot for Southerly Winds – Mitchell’s Bay Public Beach (aka Dover Shores Park)

Our North Wind Location – Belle River West Beach 

Our West wind Location – Lighthouse Cove

Our East wind Location – Cedar Beach (Lake Erie)

We meet our students right at the beach in Mitchell’s Bay (offically known as Dover Shore Park) at the sandy area with the old boat ramps at the far NW end of the Parking lot. Depending on the number of students I will be teaching that day you will either find me setup with kites at the beach or arriving via PWC from the marina.

Where do the lessons actually take place from? We use the Public Beach at Mitchell’s Bay as our meeting location and early in the season when I only have one or two students the lessons will be conducted at the beach. During the summer, the shallow waters around the beach often become too crowded to safely teacher here or I may have a large group of students. If this is the case, we go over gear setup and attach bar and lines to the kites (~30 minutes) and take the PWC offshore to a quieter kiting location. The offshore shallow areas that encircle the Bay ensure optimum wind and water conditions and the solute safety. The kites are pumped up on the boarding platform the  PWC becomes our floating support vessel difting along with us as the lesson progresses.

What do I need to bring? We supply the wetsuits, booties, harnesses, lifejackets, kites, boards and snacks and water. All you need to bring is a positive attitude and willingness to learn. From experience the following will ensure that you fully enjoy the experience:

  • Water bottle: 1 litre or more to ensure hydration
  • Snacks for before and after the lesson
  • Sunscreen (even on cloudy days I have seen people get a bad burn)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (with float, tie-off or strap) you will lose your sunglass in a crash even if you think they are tight enough to stay on.
  • Warm Clothes (even on warm sunny days after several hours in the water you can get a chill)
  • spandex/lycra shorts to wear under your wetsuit for comfort (if you have a pair)
  • Towel
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You bring the friends and we will supply all the gear and an experience you will never forget.