Last night (24 May 2012), I went to Grand Haven, Michigan’s North Pier to catch what I hoped would be a spectacular sunset. Shortly after arriving at the pier, I realized that the tops of thunderstorms that had fired across Wisconsin had obscured the western sky, the sunset with it.
Luckily, a group of adventure seekers more than made up for the lack of sunset.
These kiteboaders combine speed and athleticism in a manner that makes the sport appear almost effortless, even when catching air, propelling them 20-30 feet skyward.
Nate, one of the kiteboarders with whom I briefly spoke, explained just one of the many beautiful aspects of the sport. That is, after the investment required to obtain the equipment, from that point forward, kiteboarding is free fun. Just suit up, strap in, and go. No membership fees, no pay-to-play requirements. Once you have the equipment, you’re set. A beautiful thing, for sure.
To get started, I would encourage you to visit Nate and his associates at Mac Kite in Grand Haven, MI. They will get you set up and ready to enjoy Lake Michigan in a way you never imagined!