Continent
North America
Country
Utah (USA)
Next Big City
Salt Lake City
Next Town
Provo, Springville
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The lake has a gray look to it when the wind is blowing because it churns up the sediment on the bottom. The great part about it being so shallow is the nice swells that rip across the entire length of the lake when the wind turns on. It can be 4-5' swells out in the open water of Utah Lake when its cranking near 30mph. Booties are recommended because of hidden objects in the shallows early season.

Beach

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

Very sandy beach for an inland lake. When water is low, you can drive to the water.

Weather

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

The Utah Lake water is very warm by May because it is pretty shallow. Cool in spring and fall. Hot in summer. Cold winters.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N

Northerly clearing winds, spring, summer, fall. Some late evening summer thermals. It is a West facing beach and gives nice rides on the North flow much earlier than Utah Lake - South Sandy Beach. It is also very strong on the South wind. South Bay gets a `magical` wind from the North starting around noon almost every day. Many have wondered at its marvel and have gotten rides when there were no rides to be had anywhere else.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take I-15 South bound past Provo to the second Springville exit. The exit has Walmart on the East and Cracker Barrel on the West. From the exit, head West for about 2 miles. The road will curve to the south, you'll pass some old white beehive boxes on the east and then come to a `T` in the road. Turn right at the `T`. Keep driving to another `T` and turn left onto `S 3200 W`. Drive south and turn right onto `W 5200 S`. Then right again onto `S 4000 W` and follow this dirt road until it ends on the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

The following rules are for immediate implementation at all launch sites in Utah. It is each riders responsibility to know these rules and to help others to understand and follow them: All kites must launch and land in the designated zone only. Kiteboarding: Safe Launch and Landing Procedures: WHEN LAUNCHING & LANDING: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR KITE LOW & GO! NEVER BRING THE KITE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD WHILE ON LAND TO AVOID LOFTING. GET OFFSHORE QUICKLY. NEVER LAUNCH OR RIDE WITHIN 200 FT. UPWIND OF BYSTANDERS OR HARD OBJECTS ...cars, rocks, fire pits, boats, atv's, land, walls, buildings, power lines, roads, etc… or prominent vertical surfaces and steep slopes that may cause uplift. Depower your kite as early as possible if trouble threatens. Waiting may remove the option to do so safely. Riders have been injured and killed by ignoring this. In kiteboarding `DISTANCE IS YOUR FRIEND` and may sometimes help to forgive bad luck & errors in judgment. JUMP & RUN TO HELP A KITEBOARDER: If you see someone coming in signaling for a landing…drop everything and immediately help him or her land their kite. Once landed it is the riders responsibility to quickly lay down their bar and lines and take the kite from the person assisting with the landing. If you assist with a landing, do not let go of the kite until it is completely secured or until the rider takes the kite from you. Riders need to check the security of their own kite. Do not rely on someone else to secure your kite. IF YOU SEE A RUNAWAY KITE: Quickly try to grab the kite, never touch the lines, and secure it. Do not let go of a kite until it is completely secured or until the rider takes the kite from you. ALL RIDERS NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE & WORK TOGETHER: If you see someone doing something reckless, grab your friends & go talk with them. We are all in this sport together so pitch in & be ready to help keep riders safe and to work to preserve access. Please keep a copy of these rules with you so you can share them with other riders that might not be aware of the safety procedures for our launches in Utah. Education reduces the possibility of accidents and loss of access.

Nightlife

No nightlife.

Continent
North America
Country
Utah (USA)
Next Big City
Salt Lake City
Next Town
Provo, Springville
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The lake has a gray look to it when the wind is blowing because it churns up the sediment on the bottom. The great part about it being so shallow is the nice swells that rip across the entire length of the lake when the wind turns on. It can be 4-5' swells out in the open water of Utah Lake when its cranking near 30mph. Booties are recommended because of hidden objects in the shallows early season.

Beach

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

Very sandy beach for an inland lake. When water is low, you can drive to the water.

Weather

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

The Utah Lake water is very warm by May because it is pretty shallow. Cool in spring and fall. Hot in summer. Cold winters.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N

Northerly clearing winds, spring, summer, fall. Some late evening summer thermals. It is a West facing beach and gives nice rides on the North flow much earlier than Utah Lake - South Sandy Beach. It is also very strong on the South wind. South Bay gets a `magical` wind from the North starting around noon almost every day. Many have wondered at its marvel and have gotten rides when there were no rides to be had anywhere else.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take I-15 South bound past Provo to the second Springville exit. The exit has Walmart on the East and Cracker Barrel on the West. From the exit, head West for about 2 miles. The road will curve to the south, you'll pass some old white beehive boxes on the east and then come to a `T` in the road. Turn right at the `T`. Keep driving to another `T` and turn left onto `S 3200 W`. Drive south and turn right onto `W 5200 S`. Then right again onto `S 4000 W` and follow this dirt road until it ends on the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

The following rules are for immediate implementation at all launch sites in Utah. It is each riders responsibility to know these rules and to help others to understand and follow them: All kites must launch and land in the designated zone only. Kiteboarding: Safe Launch and Landing Procedures: WHEN LAUNCHING & LANDING: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR KITE LOW & GO! NEVER BRING THE KITE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD WHILE ON LAND TO AVOID LOFTING. GET OFFSHORE QUICKLY. NEVER LAUNCH OR RIDE WITHIN 200 FT. UPWIND OF BYSTANDERS OR HARD OBJECTS ...cars, rocks, fire pits, boats, atv's, land, walls, buildings, power lines, roads, etc… or prominent vertical surfaces and steep slopes that may cause uplift. Depower your kite as early as possible if trouble threatens. Waiting may remove the option to do so safely. Riders have been injured and killed by ignoring this. In kiteboarding `DISTANCE IS YOUR FRIEND` and may sometimes help to forgive bad luck & errors in judgment. JUMP & RUN TO HELP A KITEBOARDER: If you see someone coming in signaling for a landing…drop everything and immediately help him or her land their kite. Once landed it is the riders responsibility to quickly lay down their bar and lines and take the kite from the person assisting with the landing. If you assist with a landing, do not let go of the kite until it is completely secured or until the rider takes the kite from you. Riders need to check the security of their own kite. Do not rely on someone else to secure your kite. IF YOU SEE A RUNAWAY KITE: Quickly try to grab the kite, never touch the lines, and secure it. Do not let go of a kite until it is completely secured or until the rider takes the kite from you. ALL RIDERS NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE & WORK TOGETHER: If you see someone doing something reckless, grab your friends & go talk with them. We are all in this sport together so pitch in & be ready to help keep riders safe and to work to preserve access. Please keep a copy of these rules with you so you can share them with other riders that might not be aware of the safety procedures for our launches in Utah. Education reduces the possibility of accidents and loss of access.

Nightlife

No nightlife.