Cherry Beach Kiting on Lake Ontario (downtown Toronto)
Location: Toronto, 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 heavy rainy day.
Launch: 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 may be crowded with beach walkers and swimmers.
The bay at cherry beach has given us about 1 km of kiteboarding space with almost flat, but deep water. You must be able stay upwind away from swimmers buoys and be able to come back to starting point.
Wind direction: Many days mother nature gives us winds 15-25knots for this spot that are SW, S, NE and E.
Beware of WSW sometimes changes to W and/or NW-offshore very gusty and can get you to the other side. That's about 10km walking back.
Parking: Free organized parking protected by police.
How to get here: Main intersection is Lakeshore BLVD and DVP-PRK way. Drive onto Cherry Street and keep going to the end.
Food and washrooms are available during summer season.
Rules: Please respect locals and obey rules and restrictions posted on the beach