Wind Surfing 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.

Near Lewis Center lies one beautiful lake, the Alum Creek Lake, situated inside a wonderful park, the Alum Creek State Park. The lake is an ideal place for those who love water sports and especially wind surfing.

This sport is all about the wind and the best wind direction at this lake comes from northeast, providing relative side on-shore winds. Its main wind direction is southwest, blowing with a medium force. Type of wind is thermal, which is very strong in summer, making the spot unsuitable for wind surfing.

Best season to use your board is spring and fall. The beach is public and accessible to everyone, easy to find and not far away from the city. Although it is mostly suitable for novices, the area is also excellent for freeride and freestyle wind surfing, attracting a lot of pros, trying to improve their skills or show off a little and enjoy a nice session on the waves.

The water is murky with no currents and you will find a sandy bottom with rocks. Every day of the week, the spot is mostly empty, as there are only a few water sport fans, so you have almost the entire lake for yourself! Be cautious of other water crafts though. It is an excellent spot with great wind, thermals and little crowd, so it is in your best interest to try it!

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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