This is the most common launch located at Lake Waconia. It is also one of the most beginner friendly launches in Minnesota. There is plenty of space to setup kites and shallow water for quite some distance from shore. The conditions are always the best here when there is some type of west in the wind. The waves will typically build the best on a strong northwest day.

Location Details

  • Wind Directions: NW, SW, W
  • Min Skill Level: Beginner
  • Region: Twin Cities
  • Coordinates: 44.872499, -93.759354

Conditions and Forecasts

Support Local

Need a place to replendish your fluids or stuff your face after a perfect kiting session? We would love if you could support local businesses around the kiteboard launches we frequent. Almost all of our kiteboarding locations in Minnesota are free, so let’s give back to the communities that maintain them! Plus, the locals love seeing some weirdos show up with wind-blown hair.

  • Lola’s Lakehouse

    Waconia, MN

    A bit fancier than a bar and grill, but strongly recommended if you earned a big meal. Also, it has some wonderful views of Lake Waconia.

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  • Floyd’s Bar

    Victoria, MN

    A great stop for some bar food and often some live music. It's common to stumble upon other kiters here.

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