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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.

Check out this story Chicago surfer surprised with arrest. There could be legislative change from 2012. So maybe more beaches are officially open for surfing. Still, be warned, and read the beach signs.

Lake view web cam at Crown Center, Loyola University Chicago, lake front looking South. Located between Loyola Beach / Helen Doria Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach.
See the web cam current status and playback at Webcams.travel.
 

 

Category: Lake Michigan | Added by: StraySurfologist (2015-07-30)
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