For people unfamiliar with the nuances of Lake Michigan. Educate yourself...don't be NAIVE about the water temps, and the frequency in which they change dramatically!!
Here is one of many sources for Lake temps.... www.coastwatch.msu.edu/
Like I thought....LSP is showing about 52 degrees onshore, and from 43 to 48 offshore. Check out the discrepancies around Sheboygan, Waukegan, Holland.....those can shift overnight, they can turn instantly!! Be aware of the animal you are riding...good to know if you are riding a pony, a horse, a steer or a BULL!!!
For the benefit of those who don't know me...I get a little amped up when the proper respect is not shown for the cold waters around Chicago. This is due to the fact that we had a beginner kiter go out in "cold" waters at Lake Koshkonong several years ago...he was as "stoked" as could be, went out without the proper wetsuit, with no booties or gloves, the wind died and he had to swim in, and unfortunately he drowned. It was determined that he suffered from hypothermia!! That is why I ALWAYS "chime in" on topics about "cold water"!! It can happen to anyone, but is more likely to happen to a beginner who is either naive, ignorant, or defiant!!
His name was Jeff Meissner, and long live his memory.....
if interested in the scenario.