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  • Burlington, ON
  • Canada

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Comment Wall (21 comments)

At 10:19pm on April 9, 2009, said…
Keswick can be a great spot, although it's getting so busy these past years, I prefer teaching customers with more room, bigger beaches in Toronto and use my Zodiac for back up at times and down winders.
At 10:51pm on April 11, 2009, Andrew Trossman said…
Welcome to this site. I guess you had a good time at the huts. I was there more than 10 years ago - but there were no kites, only windsurfers. With the off-shore breeze I'd think the air would not be clean for kiting. Of course the shallow/flat water would be great for learning. How many days were you kiting? How far did you get?
I had two lessons 2 years ago and it was enough to get me going. Today I'm quite competent in a wide range of conditions, but definitely working on my jumping, transitions, toe side etc.

Good luck! Feel free to make any suggestions for improving the site etc. Please enjoy and make use of it like it were your own.

At 10:08am on April 12, 2009, said…
Sure is fun.... I do Spot Intro here PBK6 and Lone Kiter PBK8 here in Toronto if you need it...
Also keep me updated on any Gear you need... Kites, boards, Drysuit and all..
This place in TO is my favorite... I take my zoiac there...

Have a blast!
At 10:11am on April 12, 2009, Andrew Trossman said…
I grew up in Hamilton and have been windsurfing for 29 years, kiting the last two only. I have sailed confederation park on some pretty gnarly days, but I definitely would not recommend it. I've also sailed the bay many times launching right next to the yacht club. Now there's a big park there and pretty easy launching - for windsurfers. Until you can stay upwind on a kite I would not recommend this except for east winds which would blow you further into the bay - definitely not ideal learning - but great once you're competent. I wonder if Cootes Paradise is doable? You can't windsurf since it's too shallow, but it may be good for kiting. I know I've seen people canoeing there.
Next, I'd say Erie. It's probably as close as Keswick, but can be WAY nicer especially on anything with some south in it - SW is awesome - big waves etc. Anything with north in it, go to Keswick - N-NW-W - otherwise stick with Erie. There are a ton of Erie sailors on this site and they would be happy to help you find the best place to learn and what to avoid etc. Personally, I really like the water pump station (or whatever it is) in Port Dover. Go down the street and you'll see a street called "Radical Rd", turn left and to goes down to the lake and around. On your left you'll see some public area with lots of kiters, windsurfers etc. On a SW it's sweet also shallow for quite a ways - should be good to learn to kite. Avoid public beaches as that can be dangerous - but you probably knew that already -). Check out the "Longpoint kiters association" on this website. Craig and Josh (also on the site) set it up and have been very active in the community. They'd be happy to help you get going. They'd probably be great resources for some pointers along the way too. I think Craig is sponsored and he demos gear for SBC Kiteboard magazine. They're both great guys.
p.s. - sweet pic from your first week of kiting! Many more to come! Looking forward to more pics, blogs and videos from you.
At 8:00pm on April 14, 2009, David Sykes said…
Hi Eva, Nice pictures. I can almost feel the warmth. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
At 4:58pm on April 19, 2009, John Verbakel said…
Thank you for the landing today
At 6:44am on April 21, 2009, Clay Like the dirt said…
hey Eva,
Great time in LP hope to see you around again.
At 9:27am on April 21, 2009, John Verbakel said…
Yes, that was Clay and Josh, who are brothers
At 9:43am on April 21, 2009, YOSH said…
hey Eva good ta see you out in the cold water givin'er the other day man... the wind was pritty gusty, next time will be alot more fun for ya!!! see ya soon..
At 7:41pm on April 26, 2009, Wally said…
Hi Eva
Thanks for the info. Looks like you've caught on to kiting quite well.
Seen any good deals on wet suits???
Hard to beat 85 deg water!!!

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