Surf Forecasts on Demand?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by rodndtube, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    potential for waves next week on the birthday. sweet. we're getting the at home lockdown in effect tomorrow. Still the beach access is closed to only folly residents, which i am, doubt they'll give a big sht about we walking around with a surfboard here n there. just glad there's hope for some waves; def gonna need dat. felt like this thread was appropriate for my well being
     
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  2. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
    fyi, management says it's a legit email....was sent for promotional purposes.
     
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  3. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2020
  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    What you said is not out of respect, and your ensuing posts don't come close to resembling an apology.

    You are a steaming pile of dung.
     
  5. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Sorry. Please accept my apology. I was only kidding and I have no knowledge of Michigan or the great lakes surfing. Once again I was only kidding and I'm sorry it was in poor taste
     
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  6. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Poor programming. When the campaigns are designed, they didn't take the time to setup proper redirects using the well known URLs for the site. Instead, they are using the tracker URLs in the campaign code. They do this so they can get metrics on which campaigns work and which ones don't. They track Opens, Clicks, etc. It may be legit, but it's poorly executed.
     
  7. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    Poor programming is right... these are the types of links my mother taught me never to open ;) And no slam at all against Micah and Michigan, but it just seemed so weird... moving from Dumps to Duluth.

    A quick word about the Great Lakes surf culture. It is quite something. Reminds me a lot of the 50s-60s state-of-surfing. Very much the opposite of most breaks up and down the coasts of contemporary USA. I was blessed with living on the West Coast of Puerto Rico in the late-1960s during the virgin years of surfing on the PR NW coastal areas and it was so wonderful. Cherish those memories forever.
     
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  8. Dawn_Patrol

    Dawn_Patrol Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2007
    I'm pretty sure Micah hasnt been involved with Swell info for years now.
     
  9. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Good question.
    I'm a native Californian who moved to Chicago because of money in the early 90s. Trapped there with wife, kids, work. i asked this same question to my homies who surfed that weren't somehow trapped. WTF???
    Anyhow i believe i was the first shaper in the great lakes.

    Vicious Fishes

    If your Whihala Beach Crew PM me.
     
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  10. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Wow, that is pretty cool. I grew up on the Southeast side, a couple miles from the lakefront, swam, played, partied, fought, ect.. all along Calumet Park. When I got out of the military I heard about a "surf club" based out of Whiting Indiana. At this point I was well on my kooky way at being a wave slider, and thought it was a joke. No waves on the lake. They had a party at a local marina where my buddy had a boat docked but I didn't stop over. I should have.
    Anyhow, I know lake surfing is finicky, a not so great day here can be a great day there, ect.. but have obsessed enough and watched enough videos to know that, with the right conditions, they can get the goods. A lot of the more popular lake spots get a lot of attention on the vids, like Whiting for example, but I have a childhood spot along a pier where we fished for smelt,that I know can work and hasn't been surfed. One side of the pier has a horeshoe shaped sand beach, and open lake waters in front. The area is sketchy and you wouldn.t drive there unless you knew the area, but it might be my only chance to surf an unsurfed wave for the first time and maybe name it. Hell, in my old stomping grounds, it would be my biggest accomplishment as a surfer.
    Stay safe everyone, and stay local
     
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  11. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Sheboygan has surf too.

    Pretty much the 3 biggest lakes have enough fetch to create decent surf along the shores of Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Not near enough fetch for lakes Ontario and Erie, although I've read that Ontario is occasionally surfed in Canada as well as NY
     
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  12. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    There is some surfing on Lake Erie, but no comparison to Lake Superior. That would be like comparing Ocean City to San Clemente. An old chap of mine is living right near Lake Erie and post some nice pics here and there.
     
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  13. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    I saw a video once of these guys from PA who surfed, I want to say Superior, in the morning, then the jersey shore in the afternoon. I thought that was pretty damn cool, they scored small fun surf in both spots
     
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  14. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Like when Mike Stewart surfed one swell in four different locations. I think he started in Tahiti and then caught it in Hawaii, NorCal and then Alaska.

    https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/mike-stewarts-incredible-journey/52925

    Link is for Premium. :(
     
  15. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    My only Trifecta claim is Chincoteague (VA), Ocean City (MD) and Indian River (DE). I was happy with that!
     
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