Continent
North America
Country
Louisiana (USA)
Next Big City
New Orleans
Next Town
Metaire
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Wave breaker, Rocks, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to choppy water, depending on wind strength. Lots of obstacles close to shore, be careful.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
None
Hazards:
Rocks, Other
Beach Users:
None

No beach. Kitesurf lines can be set up on a grassy park. To enter and exit water you need booties to walk down boat ramp or over rocks.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, May, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, SE

Fairly constant 15-20+ when it is blowing but watch the clouds for unexpected gusts from thunderstorms. Hurricanes and tropical storms send wind through from late summer through October.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From I-10 exit to West End Blvd. and continue towards the lake. Take a left just before the West End sign on the wall and continue around the marina until you see the park and boat launch.

Extra information

Rules
None

None, but this launch is sketchy in and out so you must be able to stay upwind and be an advanced rider.

Nightlife

New Orleans offers a great nightlife.