Planning to be in the Midwest this summer in August for a month to kite the Great Lakes. Hoping local riders will offer some feedback. Our travel destination can be 100% flexible. We've been looking at Milwaukee, Chicago, Grand Haven, Traverse City, but we're flexible. And, totally keen to try new places. Here are the questions:
1. Are there locations where we stand the best chance to find consistently windy conditions? If so, where?
2. And,what should we expect in terms of accommodation and services in those locales? Rent a house? Camp? Stores? Wi-Fi?
3. Is there a place to find information on average wind speeds throughout the year in the Great Lakes region -- other than ikitesurf?
4. Does it pay to pack our 7 m kites, or are we looking at 9 m - 12 m conditions, or bigger?
Thanks heaps, in advance. Super helpful -- and much appreciated!
p.s. Also -- if any kiters are interested in a house-swap in st. augustine, florida this summer -- we should talk!