Lake Winnipeg / Stevens Island (Sunset Bowl)

Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
Winnipeg
Next Town
Grand Beach
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, None

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Wind tide - the water level can rise or drop up to 3-5 feet in a matter of hours. The island is located about 800 meters offshore to the West. The water on the outside of the 'bowl' is typically a little choppy with up to 3 foot wind chop (if very windy). The water depth is from inches deep to over 6 feet deep. The inside of the bowl (the reason why we kite here) is shallow (2-4 feet) and flat to dead flat. The 'bowl' is kiteable from SE to W winds.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

The Sunset bowl is a u-shaped island with very low relief - (ave. height above water level is about 4 feet) all sand with occasional beds of small rounded rocks with some small trees and bushes - but otherwise bare beach. Lot of birds. Lots of space to do whatever - land, launch, party, camp.

Wind

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

All wind is frontal, best direction is SSE to SW. All wind is frontal - we do get a 'lake effect' in early spring and late fall when the water temp is cooler / warmer than the land temp. Bring all your kites.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
No walk

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada take hwy 59 north to hwy 12 west to Grand Beach. Turn south (left) before Grand Beach at the RCMP station. Take the first turn to the right - this road leads directly into the water.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Windsurfers have right of way. Roll up lines on the beach - respect the beach goers and the local cottage owners.

Nightlife

No information