For the first time in more than a decade, windsurfing will be allowed at Lake Hodges, City Councilman Mark Kersey announced Wednesday.
Lake Hodges stopped allowing windsurfers in 2003 due to the construction of a pump station, according to Kersey’s office. Project delays and city financial issues kept windsurfing from returning to the lake until now.
Windsurfing at Lake Hodges has new rules this time around. Windsurfers must sign personal liability waivers, wear flotation devices and have their boards inspected for quagga mussels.
As of April 2, windsurfers are welcome on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is a $7 launch fee.
Lake Hodges is located between Rancho Bernardo and Escondido in San Diego’s North County.