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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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 Lester River

USA, North East, The Great Lakes

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 Access

There is a parking lot at the Welcome Centre for the North Shore Scenic Drive. Plenty of parking available. The wave is visible from the parking lot.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a parking lot at the Welcome Centre for the North Shore Scenic Drive. Plenty of parking available. The wave is visible from the parking lot.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a parking lot at the Welcome Centre for the North Shore Scenic Drive. Plenty of parking available. The wave is visible from the parking lot.

English (Translate this text in English): There is a parking lot at the Welcome Centre for the North Shore Scenic Drive. Plenty of parking available. The wave is visible from the parking lot.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The L-Train

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomBoulders

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Lester River, along with all other spots along Minnesota's North Shore, break predominantly during winter months. So the cold is always a factor to deal with.
Paddle out next to the big rock for the quick way out. Paddle out down the line at the drainpipe for the long, arduous, but safe, way out. The take-off is right in-front of the rock. It's a steep drop, followed by a reeling, walled-up left.
Look for an off-shore NOAA forecast of 4-6ft for Lester to start breaking. It gets real good on a solid 6-9ft forecast.

English (Translate this text in English): Lester River, along with all other spots along Minnesota's North Shore, break predominantly during winter months. So the cold is always a factor to deal with.<br />Paddle out next to the big rock for the quick way out. Paddle out down the line at the drainpipe for the long, arduous, but safe, way out. The take-off is right in-front of the rock. It's a steep drop, followed by a reeling, walled-up left.<br />Look for an off-shore NOAA forecast of 4-6ft for Lester to start breaking. It gets real good on a solid 6-9ft forecast.

English (Translate this text in English): Lester River, along with all other spots along Minnesota's North Shore, break predominantly during winter months. So the cold is always a factor to deal with.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Paddle out next to the big rock for the quick way out. Paddle out down the line at the drainpipe for the long, arduous, but safe, way out. The take-off is right in-front of the rock. It's a steep drop, followed by a reeling, walled-up left.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Look for an off-shore NOAA forecast of 4-6ft for Lester to start breaking. It gets real good on a solid 6-9ft forecast.

English (Translate this text in English): Lester River, along with all other spots along Minnesota's North Shore, break predominantly during winter months. So the cold is always a factor to deal with.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Paddle out next to the big rock for the quick way out. Paddle out down the line at the drainpipe for the long, arduous, but safe, way out. The take-off is right in-front of the rock. It's a steep drop, followed by a reeling, walled-up left.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Look for an off-shore NOAA forecast of 4-6ft for Lester to start breaking. It gets real good on a solid 6-9ft forecast.

Atmosphere

Like all Great Lakes joints, the "crowd" at Lester is always warm, welcome, and stoked. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Like all Great Lakes joints, the &quot;crowd&quot; at Lester is always warm, welcome, and stoked. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Like all Great Lakes joints, the &amp;quot;crowd&amp;quot; at Lester is always warm, welcome, and stoked. Enjoy it.

English (Translate this text in English): Like all Great Lakes joints, the &amp;amp;quot;crowd&amp;amp;quot; at Lester is always warm, welcome, and stoked. Enjoy it.

General

This is the best Left point on the Lakes. Period. No other spot holds a candle to the speed, size, power and cleanliness of the L-Train.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best Left point on the Lakes. Period. No other spot holds a candle to the speed, size, power and cleanliness of the L-Train.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best Left point on the Lakes. Period. No other spot holds a candle to the speed, size, power and cleanliness of the L-Train.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best Left point on the Lakes. Period. No other spot holds a candle to the speed, size, power and cleanliness of the L-Train.

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By Murf , 11-05-2006

Ok, Ok it's good - Well send in a pic or two. I've always been curious of Great Lake spots. Show me sum!

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