Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Chris: I recently put together this Google map for people to use as a starting point:
I've not sailed Cathead Bay; it would be a hike to drag your gear in there, based on the public trails I know of. Also, I've not heard of any public access pts. on N. Cathead Bay Dr., although I've not explored it. Let me know if you find one!
Dave - Excellent Map!
Thanks, Chris. I can't help wonder if some of those "keep out" signs overstep their bounds, but it's not something to be tested on-the-spot. I very seldom get up that way, but checking on Christmas Cove gives me another reason to go. I'll add your comments to the map - glad you found it helpful.
Chris - you might want to try Empire Beach. Good spot to windsurf from in SW and NW winds.
I rig on the grassy south end of the beach and it's just a short walk to the beach, a good sandy launch. Also fresh water at pump house.
Beware of underwater pilings when launching or coming in.
Also get there early to claim your parking spot - this is a SUP hotspot if the winds are lite.
Pictured is an early morning session in July. Cool NW winds kept the beach crowd away until noon.
What a privilege to sail out of your backyard onto Grand Traverse Bay!
Any pics Chris?