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Kitesurfing & Windsurfing in Toronto

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Although Toronto is not very famous for its water sports, there is a large community of windsurfers and kitesurfers in the city, as well as plenty of spots to practice and learn these popular sports. Windsurfing has been popular in Toronto since the 1980s. Toronto suits perfectly for those who want to learn to kitesurf since there are several excellent schools, safe locations, and plenty of used equipment to choose from. Most kitesurfers head to Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Simcoe to ride the waves. The kitesurfing season from June through September promises warm weather and plenty of wind.

Cherry Beach on Lake Ontario is not only one of Toronto's favorite summer relaxation spots. Its shallow calm waters are also ideal for kitesurfing lessons. Another location on Lake Ontario is Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Long Point on Lake Erie enjoys a stable surf and an exposed beach break. Long Point attracts many intermediate kitesurfers who come here to develop their skills. Lake Simcoe, one of the largest in Ontario, boasts many spots like Keswick or Beaverton.

The Bruce Peninsula and Lake Huron attract the best Canadian kitesurfers with its blue waters reminding of the Caribbean coast. Wasaga Beach on Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) is perfect for beginner windsurfers. The most popular locations are Owen Sound and Sauble Beach. There are a few schools offering windsurfing and kitesurfing from June to September on weekends and weekday evenings.

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Where are the schools for kitesurfing in Toronto found?

Toronto has several schools in various locations for kitesurfing lessons and equipment rental. Some of the best locations for kitesurfing classes include Cherry Beach, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Lake Simcoe, and Long Point. The schools offer lessons and rental services to interspersed and beginners. The kitesurfing season in Toronto is from June through September, providing promising weather and enough wind, making kitesurfing more enjoyable. Show more

During which months is it best to kitesurf in Toronto?

Kitesurfing is best from June through September in Toronto. These are the summer months and have the most suitable conditions for kitesurfing with warmer weather and ample wind. The Great Lakes, including Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Simcoe, are ideal for watersports enthusiasts. Before going kitesurfing, it is essential to check the weather forecast as well as wind speed for comfort and safety purposes. Show more

Which beach is mostly recommended for those who are learning to windsurf?

Wasaga Beach on Georgian Bay is one of the best beaches for beginners learning to windsurf in Toronto. The beach has stable winds and shallow waters, making it an ideal spot for teaching windsurfing. Wasaga Beach attracts both windsurfers and sunbathers with its stunning scenery and pristine beaches. Instructors and equipment rentals are available for those who want to learn windsurfing, making sure that they're safe if they venture out into the water. Show more

What makes Long Point in Lake Erie an ideal location for kitesurfing?

Long Point on Lake Erie is attractive for intermediate kitesurfers due to the stable surf and exposed beach break. Lake Erie's onshore winds offer a unique and thrilling experience for the kite surfers. The beach is surrounded by beautiful wilderness and lakefront cottages that entice visitors. Long Point's geography creates ideal conditions for kitesurfing on otherwise calm days, and the kite surfers enjoy taking advantage of the beach's shallow waters and sandy beaches. Show more

Are there any other water sports besides windsurfing and kitesurfing in Toronto?

Toronto provides several other water sports besides kitesurfing and windsurfing, like paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. Visitors can easily find different city beaches, rivers, and lakes, offering various outdoor activities. Calm rivers such as Humber, Credit, and Rouge, are best for canoeing and kayaking. Paddleboarding and sailing on can be enjoyed in calm waters of the Toronto harbor or inland lakes and bays. There exists ample opportunity for water sports enthusiasts in Toronto. Show more

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