Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Alum Creek Lake, Lewis Center, Ohio USA

Best wind direction:
Wind force:
16 - 25 knots/30 - 46.3 kph
Best time to visit:
Spring, Fall
Average wind direction:
Average air temperature:
14 ºC/57.2 ºF
Lewis Center is situated in northwestern Orange Township, in Delaware County, Ohio, USA. It is an unincorporated community standing between Columbus and Delaware.

If you find yourself in Lewis Center Ohio, don’t miss the opportunity to try some alternative sporting fun in the area, kiteboarding. Water sports are not so popular in Ohio, as it has no sea, but the ones taking place on lakes such as the Alum Creek Lake, will blow your mind!

Although the spot is mostly suitable for novice kiteboarders, even the pros can enjoy a nice ride on the waves, as the lake is the perfect spot for freestyle and freeride kiteboarding. The wind is mostly thermal and during summer it won’t allow you to practice your favorite sport. The ideal period to try your best kiteboarding is fall and spring, when the wind blows from the best direction, northeast.

Usually it blows from southwest with an average velocity. When the wind direction is right, it provides the best relative side on-shore winds. The beach is almost empty, you will only meet a few other water sport enthusiasts and some water crafts, so be cautious. The water is murky with no currents and you will find sand and rocks on the bottom of the lake.

Check the weather and if the wind is right, try a nice session full of jumps and fun, admiring simultaneously the beautiful scenery of Alum Creek State Park!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sandusky
96.5 miles/155.3 km, 2 hours 5 minutes
Head east on W Park St toward Hayes Ave. Turn right onto OH-4 S/Hayes Ave. Continue to follow OH-4 S. Slight right to stay on OH-4 S. Turn left to merge onto US-23 S toward Delaware. Turn left onto Lewis Center Rd. Turn left onto Africa Rd. Slight left.
87.1 miles/140.1 km, 1 hour 28 minutes
Head north on S Main St toward W 3rd St. Turn right onto the Ohio 4 N ramp. Follow signs for Keowee Street and merge onto OH-4 N. Take the OH-4 N ramp to Columbus. Merge onto I-70 E/OH-4 E. Continue to follow I-70 E. Continue onto I-670 E (signs for Airport). Take exit 5B on the left to merge onto I-71 N toward Cleveland. Take exit 121 for Gemini Place/Polaris Parkway toward Ohio 750. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for OH-750/Polaris Pkwy. Turn right onto Polaris Pkwy. Turn left onto Worthington Rd. Take the 2nd left onto E Powell Rd. Turn right onto Bale Kenyon Rd. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Bale Kenyon Rd. Turn right onto Big Walnut Rd/Lewis Center Rd.
Columbus Airport Marriott,
17 miles/27.3 km

Amtrak serves the entire US. Lewis Center has no Amtrak station though, so if you wish to travel by train, you should get a train from anywhere in Ohio and abort in Elyria, OH (ELY) station. From there you can either take the public transportation or rent a car, as it is a couple of hours away from your destination.


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