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windsurfing near Kingston

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:37 pm
by joe_windsurfer

my bro lives in Mrs. Auga and I in Montreal
we were thinking of meeting near Kingston this summer and doing a windsurfing weekend
he is a newbie and I go out in light winds with him
where near Gananonoque, Kingston, Belleville could we go - rent a place and not heavy wind n wave in the summer ??

thanks in advance

Re: windsurfing near Kingston

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:47 pm
by fathom
If he is a beginner, West lake is great, shallow, warm, think mini Hatteras. There are cottages for rent, bed and breakfast and resorts nearby.
Plus you can sail Mac at Sandbanks if windy and wavey.
Need weed fins.
Lots of wineries around. Good restaurants.

Kingston is deep water and boat traffic
Doeable but not ideal

Along the bay of Quinte is nice too.

Re: windsurfing near Kingston

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 pm
by joe_windsurfer
thanks - we will check it out
close to sandbanks - not always fully booked out ??

Re: windsurfing near Kingston

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:20 pm
I think Fathom is spot on there. Kingston is a tough spot to learn. Best options are probably Fairfield Park in Amherstview (just 20min from d/t Kingston) and Emily St (I guess). If it is windy enough to sail, these spots get bumpy and as Fathom said, boat traffic is a bit of a problem. Shorelines are rough rock, or slick limestone, depending on where you go. Getting stuck downwind can present some problems.

Sandbanks is jam packed through the summer and I don't think you can sail there during the summer, certainly not at OUtlet Beach, not sure about Sandbanks Beach. For sure West Lake is a good option for learning.

Re: windsurfing near Kingston

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:13 pm
by joe_windsurfer
thanks for the confirmation Fish
now just gotta get my bro to tell me when :D