Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Lake Lansing: the good, the bad and the ugly.
It's close. It can be sailed on just about any wind direction. The launches are awesome! North park has a circle drive a few feet from the waters edge. South Park has a 100 yrd walk. Both have large grassy rigging areas. There is a launch fee (when the park attendant bothers to show up). Great locals! Home of the Great Lakes Demo Tour.
It's small. Weeds can be a problem (sometimes a HUGE problem). Power boats and PWCs. and the occasional fishing tournament. Zebra mussels WEAR BOOTIES!
The ugly: voodoo chop! Many of the lake properties have put in concrete breakwalls that reflect the waves back out. The result maybe a minor inconvenience or a major washing machine depending on wind direction.
It’s best to head upwind to the middle of the lake.
While it will never be a tourist destination, Lake Lansing is a good lake to windsurf on.
Best on a SSE to WNW when North Park is the favored launch. Because it’s so small the wind is gusty and switchy.