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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Illinois State Beach

USA, North East, The Great Lakes

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Take Hwy. 32 South, follow road and park right in front of the beach

English (Translate this text in English): Take Hwy. 32 South, follow road and park right in front of the beach

English (Translate this text in English): Take Hwy. 32 South, follow road and park right in front of the beach

English (Translate this text in English): Take Hwy. 32 South, follow road and park right in front of the beach

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
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- Localism

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

Atmosphhere is good. Kinda crowded. Gotta watch out for some people. Locals are low pro.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphhere is good. Kinda crowded. Gotta watch out for some people. Locals are low pro.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphhere is good. Kinda crowded. Gotta watch out for some people. Locals are low pro.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphhere is good. Kinda crowded. Gotta watch out for some people. Locals are low pro.

General

Spot is ok if you gotta surf on the lake.

English (Translate this text in English): Spot is ok if you gotta surf on the lake.

English (Translate this text in English): Spot is ok if you gotta surf on the lake.

English (Translate this text in English): Spot is ok if you gotta surf on the lake.

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Illinois state beach
United States of America

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By Anonymous , 12-08-2009

just moved - Hey,
So i just moved from Cali to Chicago suburbs. Ive heard of some surf on Lake Michigan and was wondering if some one could point me in the right direction. Surf Shops or websites? Thanks!!

By Anonymous , 05-06-2006

respect - I am in awe of lake surfers. I spend most of the winter chasing the fickle surf in Cornwall UK, and get upset when the water drops to 9 degC and the waves suck...And we've got a 3000 mile fetch of Atlantic storm track! Keep it up fellas, and don't take no notice of some wave fat nimrod from surf city.

By anonymous , 22-05-2006

- I guess hurricanes to reach the gulf of mexixo. Oh wait , yes they do , frequently. That means Louisiana does get waves der.

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