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Cherry Beach Kiteboarding in Downtown Toronto at Cherry Street
Kiting activities: Water kiteboarding, snowkiting and windsurfing
Rider skills/level: Intermediate/advanced: must have body-dragging and self-rescue experience.
Water conditions: Flat to choppy smaller waves less than 1m. Check info on water quality after a heavy rainfall.
Wind direction: Many days winds are 15-25 knots for this spot that are SW, S, NE and E.
Beware of WSW winds, as they sometimes change to W and/or NW-offshore wind which is very gusty and can get you to the other side very quickly. That’s about a 10 km walk back to the kiting site.
Kite Launching Instructions
Small sandy beach 25-30m wide, narrow and divided with lifeguard tower, power lines and trees. Walking across with your kite up can be dangerous. Shallow to deep water with small rocks along shoreline. During summer days it is very crowded with beach walkers, pets and swimmers. This place is for skillful riders, if you fell like you need an assistance, you may call 647-999-9559 and inquire on kiteboarding lesson in Toronto.
The bay at cherry beach gives us about 1 km of kiteboarding space with almost flat, but deep water. You must be able to stay upwind away from swimmers buoys and have the ability to come back to the original starting point.
How to get here: Main intersection is Lakeshore BLVD and DVP-Parkway. Drive onto Cherry Street and keep going to the end.
Parking: Free organized parking, protected by police.
Rules: Please respect locals and pets, and obey rules and restrictions posted on the beach.
Food and washrooms are available during the summer season.