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From Sault St. Marie, head north about 2 hours. Best to just look on a detailed map of the east coast of Lake Superior; It's well known.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Alona has a very steep beach, so even though there may be consistant swell, it's often times not big enough to break outside. Look for a good, pumping West wind, which isn't too hard to find in the late Summer through the Fall.
Gas stations are few and far between. FYI.
Getting outside can be a real pain here, but it's worth it.
And forget about a clean-up. Prevailing winds are westerly, and for a west wind to go east is almost unheard of.
By zach , 27-02-2007
yeah - yeah im pretty shure it is good to have a thicker board. I surf in galveston, i know texas sucks but its all i have :( . But there is a differince from bouyancy from galveston and california. galveston does accualy have a fair amount of fresh watter in it you can tell a slight differance in bouyancy. and yeah my spelling blows
By Northing , 04-07-2006
No difference - There's really no perceivable difference in buoyancy. I guess technically there is, but the only people who make a point of it are those who can't surf (well).The reason you'd think there's a difference (and may want a thicker board) is the same as any cold water surf spot; you're wearing about 30 lbs of wetsuit.
By Geoffi , 30-06-2006
Interesting - Must be interesting surfing in fresh water. Do you need a more buoyant board?
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