About Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center


wind power windsurfing & kiting center shop on the water lake winnebago

We are committed to customer service and satisfaction. We are dedicated to make this sport fun for everyone involved. The entire family can learn to sail at Wind Power. Special boards and rigs are available for kids of all ages. Windsurfing is a challanging sport. Wind Power can help make sailing a fun and rewarding experience. We care a great deal about our customers and our sport. We have a large storage facility to allow sailors to stow their gear rigged giving you extra time on the water.

We are located on the Southeast corner of Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center  (map)
N7351 Winnebago Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-922-2550 (shop phone)   |   765-265-9932 (Ben's cell)


Summer Season Hours (May through October):
Weekdays: 9am – 5pm
Weekends: 9am – 7pm
please call ahead as we may teaching lessons when conditions allow

Winter Season Hours (November through April):
Weekdays: 9am – 4pm
Weekends: 10am - 4pm, walk-ins please call ahead 920-922-2550 call wind power

Product & Services:

  • Equipment - Largest Inventory in Mid-West!
    High performance new & used windsurfing & kitesurfing gear.
  • Rental Equipment - We rent windsurf, kitesurf, stand up paddle & Open Bic equipment
  • Lessons - windsurf, kitesurf, Open Bic as private, group & kids too!
  • Plus the new O’pen Bic sailboats for kids
    Learn more about Open Bic at Wind Power
  • Racing - get involved with racing

See the Wind Power Frequently Asked Questions (faq) for more infomation.

See the latest Wind Power Informational Brochure or click thumbnail above.


Owned and operated by Kevin Gratton:

  • 2006 Windsurfer of the Year
  • 25+ years experience as a Sailor & Shop owner
  • World One Design Racing Champion
  • Certified Mistal Instructor
  • Dedicated to getting Kids involved in sport
  • Co-founder of MoWind
kevin gratton owner certified instructor

Managed by Ben Herdrich:

  • 10+ years experience as a Sailor & Waterman
  • US Sailing Certified Instructor
  • 2-Time Inland 20 National Sailing Champion
    • 2015 - Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, WI
    • 2016 - Green Lake, Green Lake, WI
  • Avid promoter of Sailing and Watersports
ben herdrich manager certified instructor

On-the-water location on Lake Winnebago:

  • Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center is located on the South Shore of Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, WI. Lake Winnebago & Roosevelt Park, which is across the street from Wind Power, is a superb inland lake for water sports. It is very large, shallow & has launch friendly sites around the lake. The sandy bottom at Roosevelt Park provide ideal learning conditions for beginners.
  • When windy, Lake Winnebago large size and shallow depth yields challenging conditions for all level sailors.
  • Click here to see google map of favorite launch sites on Lake Winnebago & a couple other local launches on nearby lakes.
  • The prevailing winds are westerlies, from SW to W to NW, so Wind Power is a perfect spot.
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Shop Featured Items   
Mistral Mast Track - Line Grippers and pedal mount (board parts)
Year: 1989+ / Status: NewRetail Price: $ 50.00
$ 50.00
Mistral Fixed Dagger Board Pivot Pin Hard (fin dagger parts)
Status: NewRetail Price: $ 12.00
$ 12.00
Fiberspar Mast Base Volcano Pad (base parts)
Status: NewRetail Price: $ 10.00
$ 8.00
Mistral Mast Track Pedal 89+ (board parts)
Year: 1989+ / Status: NewRetail Price: $ 50.00
$ 25.00
Mistral Boom Head Aluminum tie-on Used (boom parts)
Year: 1980's / Status: UsedRetail Price: $ 30.00
$ 25.00
Fiberspar 1 Bolt Tendon Mast Base US Cup
Status: NewRetail Price: $ 89.00
$ 65.00
Fiberspar Boom Twist Locks Kit w/ Glue (boom parts)
Status: NewRetail Price: $ 35.00
$ 35.00
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Fiberspar Boom Repair: Replacing your Old and Worn Fiberspar Twist Locks
Thursday Dec 1, 2016
Introduction to Snowkiting: A Snowy Season with Wind Power
Tuesday Nov 29, 2016
Sunny Summer at Wind Power!
Monday Aug 10, 2015
WISSA 2015 Reflections from Klaus Faisst #001
Thursday Mar 12, 2015
WISSA 2015 - Sharing the Pictures & Videos of this Event
Monday Mar 2, 2015
WISSA 2015 Event Status (republished)
Wednesday Feb 18, 2015