If you are addicted to big waves, Lake Superior on a big northeast wind is the place to be. This is the closest thing Minnesota has to real kitesurfing in waves, and in some ways it is actually more exciting. This is definitely an advanced launch due to a quick drop-off, always cold water, and a powerful shore break. If you know Lake Superior, you will know that it is quite cold even in the summer, so bring your thick wetsuit or possibly a drysuit.

Lake Superior is also commonly referred to as “The Mother” by many Minnesota kiters and windsurfers.

Location Details

  • Wind Directions: E, NE
  • Min Skill Level: Advanced
  • Region: Northern
  • Coordinates: 46.761421, -92.079986

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