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.

Ohio is a state that is not surrounded by sea. But despite that, you can always enjoy water sports on great lakes, such as Alum Creek Lake, located inside Alum Creek State Park near Lewis Center. It is an easy to find beach, containing everything a kitesurfer needs.

This public beach, is generally rated as good and is mostly suitable for beginners. Novice kitesurfers are not the only ones who can have fun here, as the spot is great for freestyle and freeride. So, if you are a more experienced kitesurfer, you can always either improve your skills or enjoy a nice session full of tricks. The water is murky with no currents and you will find sand with rocks on the bottom.

The wind at the spot is mostly thermal with a medium force and a main direction from the southwest. When it is blowing from the northeast though, being the best direction, it provides relative side on-shore winds, which make the spot perfect for kitesurfing. The best time to visit this awesome lake is spring and fall. In summer, there is a lot of thermal wind transforming the place into a pretty bad spot for kitesurfing.

At the scene, there are only a few surfers all week long, but be cautious of other water crafts. The thermals, the wind direction and the rare presence of other kitesurfers make it a pretty good kitesurfing spot, worth of trying.

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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