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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
Alternative name The L-Train
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
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.
Like all Great Lakes joints, the "crowd" at Lester is always warm, welcome, and stoked. Enjoy it.
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.
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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