Lake Erie / Conneaut Harbor

Continent
North America
Country
Ohio (USA)
Next Big City
Erie, Cleveland
Next Town
Conneaut
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Conneaut, Ohio is located on Lake Erie. Conneaut Harbor is a sandbar the sticks out into the lake a quarter of a mile. This is a flat water area due to two a half mile break wall that creates a slick like effect on the water. Depending on the water level it ranges from 400 yards to 200 yards of shallow water. Never any crowds. If you like waves then you can shoot the gap in the break wall and go out into the lake for some wave riding.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
No information

The beach is a sandbar that slicks out a quarter of a mile into Lake Erie. It is a hard packed sand. A lot of Zebra mussel shells around that are kite killers. There is plenty of room to launch in any wind direction.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
W, WNW, NW, NNW

Conneaut is a good location for North, Northwest and Northeast wind. Winds range from 10-30+. Most predominate wind worth sailing here is WSW to NE. Any other wind direction is too offshore and gusty. The most common wind is West and Northwest. Can be very steady as most places on the great lakes. Wind is primarily frontal related but can receive sea breezes in the summer when the temperature on the land is very warm and the water is still cooler.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No information

Rt 90 to Rt 7 in Ohio, follow Rt 7 for 2 miles until you get to the lake make a right at the intersection of Lake Street, follow the road down onto the sandbar.

Extra information

Rules
None

It can be potentially dangerous to someone who cannot stay upwind and can be congested if there are many sailors in the harbor.

Nightlife

No nightlife.