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New York State Route 81 North to exit #40 (Rt.193) Go West on #193 8 miles, this leads you right into Southwicks Beach State Park. Park anywhere and walk 1/4 mile south on Beach to the Beach Bench. Stay down here and lifegaurds won't hassle. Your Legal !!!
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Southwicks Beach
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Check Out NOAA Bouy #45012 in the middle of Lake Ontario. If the wind is from the west for at least 2hrs. @ minimum of 17knts. its good for longboards. If you get over 20knts. bring both.
It's 45 min. from Syracuse. When it's good it's better than not surfing or driving 5hrs. to the Ocean.
By Surfer Eric (Ithaca, NY) , 21-06-2007
Just surfed it - 6/20/07 - Great first trip up to Southwick’s today! It was my first time surfing on a lake and I was pleasantly surprised by thigh - chest high chop. Some decent drops and rides that reconnected nice onto the inside on a longboard with few steps towards the nose. Super stoked on the two new fellow surfers I made friends with today. Thanks for a great day Joe and can't wait to get on it on the next blow...
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 06-06-2006
Patiently waiting - I surfed Erie last fall; this spot is closer. Waiting for the yellow and greens to show before venturing up to Lake Ontario, but looking forward to surfing here and exploring this part of the lake just 6 hours north of where I live (practically backyard)
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