Georgian Bay / Allenwood Beach

Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
Toronto
Next Town
Wasaga Beach, Allenwood Beach
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Clean and clear freshwater. Georgian Bay is a lake so don't expect ocean conditions. Although with a few days of 30kts wind, waves can reach 3 meters. In light wind wave size ranges from small chop to 1 or 2 feet, in 20 kts waves are around 3-4 feet. Expect more of a skate park session, than a Waddell Creek wave riding experience. Typical waves are 1 meter. Waves are beach break with nice shape.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
No information

Huge beach. Soft sand with little bits of rock here and there. Very user friendly. Worlds longest freshwater beach, more than 15 km of pure sand beach, about 50+m wide, with very few rocks. Launch area is clear and sandy, lots of room to launch.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
No information

Northerly winds are best. Works well on west around to Northeast. Offshore winds are a no-go, too gusty (0-30kts). Spring and fall have best chances of wind, while July and August are quite calmer. But, anything can happen. Although rare, we do see 50 kts a few times a year, average of 15 kts is most common. Average 2 or more days per week throughout the spring, summer and fall. Spring and fall are windiest.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Pearson International follow Airport Rd. north 1.25 hrs. to Stayner. Drive east on hwy 26 10 min. Turn north on 45 St. (watch for signs to Wasaga) for 10 min. to Mosley St. East on Mosley St. for 10 min. to River rd. East. Turn East and follow 10 min. to Tiny Beaches Rd. turn east and hug shore. Follow to the road and turn left and park. Parking fee required some of the time. Parking is $11/day on the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Wasaga Beach has the longest freshwater beach in the world. There are many launch sites available, but the local kite community would like to restrict launching to Allenwood Beach. The ministry of natural resources have authority over the beach areas, and can close beaches to kiting. Absolutely do not ride or fly kites inside the swimming areas, (marked with white buoys) and at beach areas 1 through to 6 especially in July and August when on weekends there can be up to 100,000 visitors. Kite inside the white swimming buoys and it a $105.00 fine unless you are coming straight in. Set up on Allenwood north of the small stream to the right of the parking lot. Beginner bodydraggers are best to find another lake. To kite this spot effectively you must be able to kite upwind consistently so you can get outside the white swimming buoys.

Nightlife

No information