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Featured #4 in The Best Places to Go Surfing on the Great Lakes Duluth MN and Superior WI are not just about surfing ;-) "A tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth MN features the United States' only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth–Superior Harbor; and Minnesota Point (known locally as Park Point), the world's longest freshwater baymouth bar, spanning 6 miles (9.7 km)." [wiki]

Park Point See surfspot at Google Maps has numerous sandbar breaks along six-mile stretch of sandy beach. Established surf, windsurf and kayak spots include "First Turns" and "Off the Piers". Breaks work best on NE, N.

Lester River See surfspot at Google Maps - wave breaks into river mouth on strong E, NE.

 

Lake Superior | Views: 1728 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2016-09-10 | Comments (0)

Empire See surfspot at Google Maps and Frankfort See surfspot at Google Maps of State Michigan are along absolutely gorgeous rolling miles of sandy beaches with secluded surf breaks and dunes. From North to South, Empire, MI See surfspot at Google Maps area first:

Sleeping Bear Point See surfspot at Google Maps aka Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - you may have to walk quite a bit. Featured as #3 in The Best Places to Go Surfing on the Great Lakes

Village Park See surfspot at Google Maps - clean and well maintained Empire Municipal Beach full set of amenities and a lighthouse.

Esch Road Beach See surfspot at Google Maps

Then down to Frankfort, MI See surfspot at Google Maps which has at least 2 surf spots:

Elberta Municipal Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - beach break South of outlet.

Frankfort Municipal Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - break North of lake outlet, best on SW wind.

Lake Michigan | Views: 2340 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2016-09-01 | Comments (0)

Grand Haven, MI See surfspot at Google Maps is Lake Michigan's oldest surf spot. Works on SW and NW. Head to Grand Haven City Beach See surfspot at Google Maps with numerous sand bars. Sand bars work on SW and NW.

Grand Haven State Park See surfspot at Google Maps at South Pier - has large waves on SW and strong NW winds. Popular for easy access off end of pier.

North Beach Park See surfspot at Google Maps - pounding sand breaks on NW.

Lake Michigan | Views: 2005 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2016-09-01 | Comments (0)

There are plenty of surf spots at and near Grand Marais, state Michigan See surfspot at Google Maps, so check around. These known for sure:

Grand Marais Beach See surfspot at Google Maps between Woodland Park Campground and North Shore Lodge. Sandbar and Breakwall work best on NW and NE.

Grand Sable Dunes See surfspot at Google Maps: Sandy beach sand bar works best on NE, N, strong NW.

Lake Superior | Views: 1977 | Added by: surfradar | Date: 2016-09-01 | Comments (0)

City of Sandusky, Ohio See surfspot at Google Maps, USA has surf spots on Cedar Point See surfspot at Google Maps down to Nickel Plate Beach See surfspot at Google Maps close to Huron, OH. Looks like Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve See surfspot at Google Maps and small beach at Bay Point Marina & Resort See surfspot at Google Maps might work too. The spots are supposed to work on strong NE winds.

Lake Erie | Views: 1882 | Added by: surfradar | Date: 2016-08-31 | Comments (0)

Got my boogie dinged and pierced at its bottom. The ding was about 5 cm long, 3 cm wide and 5 mm deep. Leaving the board as is could lead to a high probability of delaminating (I think). See how I've got my bodyboard fixed surpassing all my expectations.

Hints and tips | Views: 37384 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2016-06-06 | Comments (0)

Milwaukee, WI See surfspot at Google Maps is not just breweries and home of Harley-Davidson. Milwaukee does have versatile surf spots right in the city and in its immediate suburbs. Definitely worth checking out for surfing, bodyboarding, kiting, windsurfing on lake Michigan. See Milwaukee North shore u-control web cam by LakefrontCam.com.

Bradford Beach See surfspot at Google Maps offers half-mile long beach and sand break working on NE and SE winds. See u-control web cam by LakefrontCam.com.

McKinley Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - sandbar and beach breaks on S, SE and E winds. Parking at McKinley Park See surfspot at Google Maps. Can be seen from Milwaukee North shore u-control web cam by LakeFrontcam.com.

Big Bay park See surfspot at Google Maps at Whitefish Bay is known for reliable sandbar break. Waves build on SE, NE and N.

Grant Park in Cudahy See surfspot at Google Maps. Sandbar. Works on N, NE and strong S, SE winds.

If you don't mind driving 1 hour North, check out Sheboygan, WI. If no waves at all, try their FlowRider wave machine in Blue Harbor Resort's Breaker Bay indoor waterpark.

Lake Michigan | Views: 2827 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2015-09-01 | Comments (0)

The Windy City is reach of surfspots. Word of caution - you may be ticketed for surfing here. As of 2012, only four Chicago beaches are officially open for surfing:

Kathy Osterman Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - nice sandy beach should work on N, NE winds.

Montrose Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - half-mile sand beach with breakwall. Works on NE, N, NW. Montrose Beach is the most popular windsurfing location in Chicago.

Rainbow Beach See surfspot at Google Maps shallow sand beach with offshore breakwall. Works on NE, N and NW.

57th Street Beach See surfspot at Google Maps - may work on E, NE, SE.

Lake Michigan | Views: 2926 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2015-07-30 | Comments (0)

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Hints and tips | Views: 3472 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2013-01-07 | Comments (0)

Surfing the Great Lakes book mentions Huronview Park which should work on N, NW winds. But I did not find such place on the map. I would think of Canatara Beach See surfspot at Google Maps as the most perspective surf spot in Sarnia, ON, which could work on North winds.

 

 

 

Lake Huron | Views: 7170 | Added by: StraySurfologist | Date: 2012-07-01 | Comments (0)

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