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Latitude: 48° 48.866' N
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Distance to a city Week-end trip
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Public access? Public access
Special access 4x4
Alternative name Canada's Best Kiteboarding
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Visible hazards
Week crowd Empty
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Crystal-clear
Tide No tide dependency
Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, School, Showers
Type Thermal wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. SouthWest
Best dir. relative Side-onshore
Period From May to September
Nitinat lake has a fan-like wind. Usually picks up arond 11:00 am and dies around 6:00 pm. Most days wind will be between 20 and 25 knots.it blows anytime it is sunny, pure thermal wind.
If you are willing to use a full 4mm wetsuit, you will never find a greater place to windsurf/kiteboard than Nitinat Lake. It is absolutely gorgeous. The best means of travel is by 4x4 because you will have to travel an hour on gravel road but you can make it in smaller cars as well. The campsite is situated right at the beach and it is situated within an old-growth rain forest (stunning).
anual event called windfest august 13 to 15,looking for some action and entertainment dont miss this event.
want to learn how to kiteboard? elevation kiteboarding is set up on the beach and can accomadate you with lessons.
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