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    Lake Michigan Last Night

    so my northern brethern got a great day of waves yesterday with green conditions......... Lake surfing aint so bad if ya dont mind the cold




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    I am headed to Chicago in December and am considering renting a board if there is surf. I don't know the consistency but that would be something awesome to say I have done..... like the time I tried to surf OCMD bay sandbar close to the inlet and had the coast guard called

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Wet Monster View Post
    I am headed to Chicago in December and am considering renting a board if there is surf. I don't know the consistency but that would be something awesome to say I have done..... like the time I tried to surf OCMD bay sandbar close to the inlet and had the coast guard called
    Wow nice pic! looks like fun!

    I just surfed the lake about a month ago for the first time, visiting there from jersey. I gotta say, its a must do! There is nothing like being able to drink a little of the water when your thirsty! lol its so weird surfing fresh water for some reason... bring your wetsuit and find a board!!!

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    I just surfed the lake about a month ago for the first time, visiting there from jersey. I gotta say, its a must do! There is nothing like being able to drink a little of the water when your thirsty! lol its so weird surfing fresh water for some reason... bring your wetsuit and find a board!!![/QUOTE]

    Really? Is that water drinkable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuckontheGulf View Post
    Really? Is that water drinkable?
    well, its fresh water! lol you would probably get sick drinking large amounts, but its not like salt water.

    I didn't notice any bouyancy issues while surfing, but when swimming. I was riding a longboard too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Wet Monster View Post
    I am headed to Chicago in December and am considering renting a board if there is surf. I don't know the consistency but that would be something awesome to say I have done..... like the time I tried to surf OCMD bay sandbar close to the inlet and had the coast guard called
    wouldn't doubt the above pic was taken in sheboygan, wisconsin. They're situated on a point in the middle of the lake that gets swells from all angles, plus they have an excellent jetty/wind break (not unlike manasquan or sebastian inlets).

    idk, Chicago is on the south corner of the lake, so although they could possibly get a much larger fetch from the north, the swell window is extremely limited. I'm guessing ridable surf there is rare and extremely short period/junky. Depending on the length of your visit, the chances of you scoring clean is probably minimal. I haven't heard of chicago even having decent sandbar and reef setups like sheboygan....but if you're doing it just to say you did it, have at it.
    Last edited by waterbaby; Oct 10, 2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Wet Monster View Post
    I am headed to Chicago in December and am considering renting a board if there is surf. I don't know the consistency but that would be something awesome to say I have done..... like the time I tried to surf OCMD bay sandbar close to the inlet and had the coast guard called
    What did the coast guard do? I fish along that sandbar when I visit my parents and it sometimes looks like it would be fun on a log.

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    Definitely a cool pic. Hope the dude on the inside fitzed the flock out that effer who's dropping in on him...

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    is the buoyancy different? can't be that cold there yet...

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    Nice pic dude, looks like fun conditions