Lake James

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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding on Lake James

General Information

Lake James is a smaller lake in western NC. There are limited launches. See below for some suggestions.

Recommended Wind Directions

NW: yes | N: no | NE: no

W: yes | Wind center.png | E: no

SW: yes | S: no | SE: no

Northwest North Northeast
West Wind center.png East
Southwest South Southeast

Local Tips

According to Jose Bartok of the Charlotte Club

  • Hwy 126 Boat landing (ed. note: maybe Canal Bridge on Google Maps) (Linville Gorge). There is a little beach in the North side.
  • At the end of the road of Rock Hill St (Lake James Park). Nice beach and restrooms.

Water is cooler than Lake Norman, but it is not bad from now until November.

If you need specific information or want to meet up with the local crew, check out the Charlotte Windsurfing Facebook Group


Beginner Intermediate

Wind Shadows


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