ok so after coming across the big ol waves on lake superior thread, it got me to thinking, is there really a fresh water surfing scene? call me ignorant if youd like, but ive just never heard of such a thing!
now i know that large lakes end up with tides thanks to our moon up dare, but i didnt know they offered surfable waves! this is bonkers to me, and again, i apologize if im just a goofball and dont get out enough. regardless, my mind is blown.
and another thing...do these big ol lakes freeze all the way over in the winter? like could i ice skate a hundred miles across lake huron or something? i gota get to the midwest, this whole thing is just zany to me.
somebody out there, just let me know the scoop, this is like a preview of 'how its made'...i need to know how these bid ol lakes work!
There is a pretty big freshwater scene in the upper Midwest. I myself don't surf, but I've filmed some of the guys that do. The surfing isn't anything compared to what you get on an ocean, but it's a lake so it's still pretty cool.
Great Lakes Surfing Association
and yes, there is a pretty big surfing scene around the great lakes, obviously nothing compared to california, or even the east coast, but it's fairly sizable. Also the lakes don't freeze all the way over, at least I haven't heard of it happening