It's that time of year again, gearing up and getting ready for a spectacular long weekend of kiting! Going to one of my favorite spots in the world, East Tawas, MI. Planning on heading there on Thursday June 16th and coming home Monday June 20th. We will be camping at Tawas Point State Park which is right next to the kite spot.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any length of time. Camp with us or rent a cabin. The more the merrier and we usually end up with an extremely fun group to kite and hang out with. We'll be bringing the kiting expedition RV. I have some spare camping equipment so if anyone needs to borrow anything just let me know.
We will run out of space at our campsites. If you are planning on coming it would be really helpful if you can try to make a reservation at the campground. Saturday night will be full. However, we have always been able to get spots last minute when we arrive. Also, we can camp at the National Forest about 15 minutes away for free. We also have a friend there where we can camp in his yard.
To make campground reservations:http://www.midnrreservations.com/Search ... ?ParkID=62
Ride sharing usually works out well too. Some people only come for the weekend so there are different options depending on what your plans are. It would be helpful for coordinating if you post here.
I will be teaching lessons and there are also people coming just for fun, to ride and improve. It is the perfect spot for learning and any level of riding. Flat water and shallow over a huge area. This spot works in every wind direction because you can kite on both sides of the bay. Wind is more consistent at Tawas because it is thermal dependant. Ignore the forecast, you have to know what to look for. If you see any warm/sunny conditions with any Southerly flow, it is pretty much a sure thing. Some other conditions bring wind too. There have been so many times that the Chicago area had no wind and we got it good in Tawas.
I'm happy to help anyone out anytime. Always happy to provide the occasional tip and lessons are available. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to schedule a lesson during the trip. We'll have lots of demo gear ready to ride too. Ozone, Royal, Spleene, CrazyFly and BroKite Boards!!!
We always have a great time! Here are some pics from one of last year's trips:http://chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteboard ... =12&t=9181
It is about a 6.5 drive from Chicago.http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Chicago ... 11d48abe9c
Hope you can make it, would be great to have you there!