Continent
North America
Country
Michigan (USA)
Next Big City
Detroit
Next Town
Mt. Clemons, Harrison
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Jetskis
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Mostly flat water. Can be choppy in stronger winds and small waves in very strong winds. The bowl offers shallow water for advancing riders.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete, Cars
Beach Users:
No information

Launch and land in the `Day Sail Launch` area. The launch and landing area is grassy. The launch and landing area is very small with trees and cars very close. You have to walk your kite out straight above you because two tall trees are to the left and right of you where you walk out onto the water. You launch right next to your car. There's also numerous trees close by. Chunks of concrete line the shore.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Air and water temperatures vary greatly depending on the season. The only time a wetsuit may not be required is in the summer (June, July, and August). The kiteboarding season is spring, summer and fall.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
No information

Summer generally brings lighter winds, 10-15 knots 1-2 times per week. Spring and fall generally brings stronger winds, 15-25 knots 1-4 times per week. South and Southeast winds are best for this location because they are the steadiest winds, although South is an onshore wind, which is considered risky. Compensate the onshore wind by walking out very far from shore. The water stays shallow 1/2 mile out on the west side of the launch area. Southwest winds are sometimes gusty. West winds are gusty or very gusty. Ask for a water launch with a West wind because the trees block the wind on the grassy launch. East winds are very rare. Best winds: spring and fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

By car: take I-696 East. Then I-94 East via the exit on the left. Exit at the Metropolitan Parkway exit, exit number 236. Turn right onto Metropolitan Parkway, also known as 16 mile road. This road dead ends into Metro Beach Park. Follow signs to the Jet Ski Ramp.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees

Don't launch or land on the beach or we'll be banned. Concrete lines the shore here, so be careful. The daily fee is $4 and an annual pass is $20. Not a beginners beach. The famous Metro rocks are a dangerous hazard for all riders but serve as the perfect peanut gallery for onlookers.

Nightlife

No information
Continent
North America
Country
Michigan (USA)
Next Big City
Detroit
Next Town
Mt. Clemons, Harrison
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Jetskis
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Mostly flat water. Can be choppy in stronger winds and small waves in very strong winds. The bowl offers shallow water for advancing riders.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete, Cars
Beach Users:
No information

Launch and land in the `Day Sail Launch` area. The launch and landing area is grassy. The launch and landing area is very small with trees and cars very close. You have to walk your kite out straight above you because two tall trees are to the left and right of you where you walk out onto the water. You launch right next to your car. There's also numerous trees close by. Chunks of concrete line the shore.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Air and water temperatures vary greatly depending on the season. The only time a wetsuit may not be required is in the summer (June, July, and August). The kiteboarding season is spring, summer and fall.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
No information

Summer generally brings lighter winds, 10-15 knots 1-2 times per week. Spring and fall generally brings stronger winds, 15-25 knots 1-4 times per week. South and Southeast winds are best for this location because they are the steadiest winds, although South is an onshore wind, which is considered risky. Compensate the onshore wind by walking out very far from shore. The water stays shallow 1/2 mile out on the west side of the launch area. Southwest winds are sometimes gusty. West winds are gusty or very gusty. Ask for a water launch with a West wind because the trees block the wind on the grassy launch. East winds are very rare. Best winds: spring and fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

By car: take I-696 East. Then I-94 East via the exit on the left. Exit at the Metropolitan Parkway exit, exit number 236. Turn right onto Metropolitan Parkway, also known as 16 mile road. This road dead ends into Metro Beach Park. Follow signs to the Jet Ski Ramp.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees

Don't launch or land on the beach or we'll be banned. Concrete lines the shore here, so be careful. The daily fee is $4 and an annual pass is $20. Not a beginners beach. The famous Metro rocks are a dangerous hazard for all riders but serve as the perfect peanut gallery for onlookers.

Nightlife

No information