Lake Ellesmere / Timber

  • Lake Ellesmere
  • Lake Ellesmere
  • Lake Ellesmere

Water type: Lake

Water conditions: Flat, chop

Beach conditions: Grass

Kite Level:

NE/E/SE
(Be safe and never kite Offshore)
Best in Southerly or North to North East for beginners.

Parking: Yes

Camping: Yes

Food: No

Shower: No

Toilet: Yes

Best spot for kiting is Lakeside Domain, Timber Yard Point.
To get there go to Leeston ,then follow signs posted to Lakeside domain. Ideal for Intermediates to Advanced. Good for beginners if accompanied by more experienced sailors/kiters. Waist deep in most places you’d kiteboard.
Great for Flat water freeride / freestyle / speed.

Kiters beware – Hidden posts & sticks all along edge of lake , so don’t show pony close too the shore.
– Stay up wind of the islands for safety if you’re worried about staying upwind.
DANGERS – Big lake, kites have been lost here. Go with mates , don’t go solo , it is isolated.

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