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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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 The Elbow

USA, North East, The Great Lakes

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 Access

Park in the Sheboygan Marina parking lot, or atop the bluff overlooking the beach. The parking lot is a bit more out of the wind.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the Sheboygan Marina parking lot, or atop the bluff overlooking the beach. The parking lot is a bit more out of the wind.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the Sheboygan Marina parking lot, or atop the bluff overlooking the beach. The parking lot is a bit more out of the wind.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the Sheboygan Marina parking lot, or atop the bluff overlooking the beach. The parking lot is a bit more out of the wind.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Sheboygan

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Pollution

 Additional Information

There are heated bathrooms if you park in the Marina lot. Parking is free. The beachhouse has bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, although unheated.
If you are going to surf in Sheboygan, pick-up a case of beer (preferably Blatz) to share with others after the session. Seriously.

English (Translate this text in English): There are heated bathrooms if you park in the Marina lot. Parking is free. The beachhouse has bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, although unheated.<br />If you are going to surf in Sheboygan, pick-up a case of beer (preferably Blatz) to share with others after the session. Seriously.

English (Translate this text in English): There are heated bathrooms if you park in the Marina lot. Parking is free. The beachhouse has bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, although unheated.&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you are going to surf in Sheboygan, pick-up a case of beer (preferably Blatz) to share with others after the session. Seriously.

English (Translate this text in English): There are heated bathrooms if you park in the Marina lot. Parking is free. The beachhouse has bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, although unheated.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you are going to surf in Sheboygan, pick-up a case of beer (preferably Blatz) to share with others after the session. Seriously.

Atmosphere

The Elbow in Sheboygan is the most-surfed spot on the Great Lakes. A good south swell can bring all the hoodlums out of the woodwork. A weekend with a decent swell running can put 10-30 guys in the line-up. Forunately, everyone is VERY cool. Also, the wave, on a chest+ day, is extremely long, so the crowd is dispersed.

English (Translate this text in English): The Elbow in Sheboygan is the most-surfed spot on the Great Lakes. A good south swell can bring all the hoodlums out of the woodwork. A weekend with a decent swell running can put 10-30 guys in the line-up. Forunately, everyone is VERY cool. Also, the wave, on a chest+ day, is extremely long, so the crowd is dispersed.

English (Translate this text in English): The Elbow in Sheboygan is the most-surfed spot on the Great Lakes. A good south swell can bring all the hoodlums out of the woodwork. A weekend with a decent swell running can put 10-30 guys in the line-up. Forunately, everyone is VERY cool. Also, the wave, on a chest+ day, is extremely long, so the crowd is dispersed.

English (Translate this text in English): The Elbow in Sheboygan is the most-surfed spot on the Great Lakes. A good south swell can bring all the hoodlums out of the woodwork. A weekend with a decent swell running can put 10-30 guys in the line-up. Forunately, everyone is VERY cool. Also, the wave, on a chest+ day, is extremely long, so the crowd is dispersed.

General

The wave is on the North side of the breakwall. A south wind will genrate a swell, which wraps around the breakwall. As it wraps, it cleans-up, and the wind gets blocked. Hence, a clean wave. Walk-out on the jetty to the "elbow". Scamper down the rocks and jump in. A rip runs along side the jetty. This is useful for getting out on big days. The wave is soft, (which is why a 9'0" is considered a funshape) but long. On a bigger day, you can pick-up a wave past the elbow, and surf it all the way to shore; about 500 yards. It's not Full-on J-bay speed, but it's leg-achingly long.
DOn't go out of your way to surf it, but if you find yourself in Dairyland, why not surf?

English (Translate this text in English): The wave is on the North side of the breakwall. A south wind will genrate a swell, which wraps around the breakwall. As it wraps, it cleans-up, and the wind gets blocked. Hence, a clean wave. Walk-out on the jetty to the "elbow". Scamper down the rocks and jump in. A rip runs along side the jetty. This is useful for getting out on big days. The wave is soft, (which is why a 9'0" is considered a funshape) but long. On a bigger day, you can pick-up a wave past the elbow, and surf it all the way to shore; about 500 yards. It's not Full-on J-bay speed, but it's leg-achingly long.<br />DOn't go out of your way to surf it, but if you find yourself in Dairyland, why not surf?

English (Translate this text in English): The wave is on the North side of the breakwall. A south wind will genrate a swell, which wraps around the breakwall. As it wraps, it cleans-up, and the wind gets blocked. Hence, a clean wave. Walk-out on the jetty to the &quot;elbow&quot;. Scamper down the rocks and jump in. A rip runs along side the jetty. This is useful for getting out on big days. The wave is soft, (which is why a 9'0&quot; is considered a funshape) but long. On a bigger day, you can pick-up a wave past the elbow, and surf it all the way to shore; about 500 yards. It's not Full-on J-bay speed, but it's leg-achingly long.&lt;br &#47;&gt;DOn't go out of your way to surf it, but if you find yourself in Dairyland, why not surf?

English (Translate this text in English): The wave is on the North side of the breakwall. A south wind will genrate a swell, which wraps around the breakwall. As it wraps, it cleans-up, and the wind gets blocked. Hence, a clean wave. Walk-out on the jetty to the &amp;quot;elbow&amp;quot;. Scamper down the rocks and jump in. A rip runs along side the jetty. This is useful for getting out on big days. The wave is soft, (which is why a 9'0&amp;quot; is considered a funshape) but long. On a bigger day, you can pick-up a wave past the elbow, and surf it all the way to shore; about 500 yards. It's not Full-on J-bay speed, but it's leg-achingly long.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;DOn't go out of your way to surf it, but if you find yourself in Dairyland, why not surf?

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By Anonymous , 16-04-2008

- watch out for a character named Longboard Larry. He will befriend you, talk your ear off, and keep you out of the water. When all is said and done, he will then talk behind your back, and make fun of you with who ever he chats with next.

By Anonymous , 31-08-2006

born and raised cheese head - im looking for a surf shop/person with a used/rental fish/longboard/wetsuit please help lol

By backpackeracker@gmail.com , 02-07-2006

from maui - just moved from maui to chicago, where is the best place to check daily surf reports so i know when to drive up?

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