Lake Nipissing - Sunset Beach
Current conditions at 10/5 4:00 AM - NORTH BAY AIRPOR - 9 km away.
Forecast Source: Environment Canada
The following stations are near this spot.
|Name||ICAO||Date||Distance (Km)||Wind Speed||Direction||Status||Action|
|NORTH BAY AIRPOR||CYYB||10/5 4:00 AM||9.1||4||Active|
|TEMISCAMINQUE||CWBA||10/5 2:00 AM||56.2||1||Active|
|VE3CEA-13 Callander||AU770||9.7||No wind data available||Active|
|North Bay||CTZN||12.1||No records found||Active|
The beach is small and usually busy (sometimes VERY busy) with swimmers and
sunbathers but there is usually room off to the side for few neatly stacked
kites (more room when the water is low).
It's an intermediate spot since you almost always have to self-launch or assisted launch out in the water away from beach users and swimmers and you must be able to ride and stay upwind for the same reason.
If there is enough wind to ride there will be BIG chop, waves are
not often very clean. The water is pretty shallow (touchable)for about
200m from shore.
PLEASE be very aware of and keep well away from swimmers. The shallow water and lack of any designated swim areas, along with many lakeside residents means that swimmers pop up any and everywhere along the 2km stretch of beach going north.
There is one mini-van size rock (very roughly at N46 16 19.0 W79 26 52.4) that is (usually) somewhat visible that can be hazardous if you don't watch for it and there are submerged rocks straight off the point.
best with NW, W, SW. Two alternate beaches to the north may offer less beach
traffic, but with just as much possibility of swimmers. The beach is emptiest
before mid June and after mid Sept.
This spot has a few fanatical resident "kite haters" so please be very respectful of swimmers and keep stunts well away from shore.
Great video from the 2013 season