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Topic: Lake Winnipeg

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Travis Ens

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Lake Winnipeg

« on: January 30 2005 15:01:00 »

I recently moved to Winnipeg and I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about surfing on Lake winnipeg. Its a shallow lake but I've heard stories of big waves.


S Carroll

RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #1 on: February 15 2005 01:02:00 »

Yo, if you need you surf fix. You can find on lake winnipeg.
Wait for 20knot + north winds - blowing for a good chunk of time, and scope the eastern shore between grand beach and Victoria beach. Lots of points and bays all along the lake side.  Or on really rocking NE wind days look around gimli.
I have never seen anything  that would be worth while, but I have heard second hand reports, and will be making runs up there if the bouys say it might be worth it.

With the right wind swell you can find some just fine long board waves, even a glassy point break or two and lots of close out beach break to use your shorter board. Good for pratice and to keep ya fit, and ferak out the poeple on the beach, cause from the shore it often looks like maddness.



RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #2 on: February 18 2005 14:02:00 »

The waves can get big but they are short choppy little things. I think that there is potential for some decent waves around Gimli / Arnes provided that there is a savage east wind and you find the right little point... sand, wind, water depth... the conditions have to be perfect and you have to be right on top of them. We had a decent day out last May in Sandy Hook, wish I had a longer board though. With a nice 9 footer you could probably have a blast. Let me know if you find a good spot.



RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #3 on: May 02 2005 13:05:00 »




RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #4 on: May 04 2005 19:05:00 »

Lake Winnipeg is only decent for sailboarding.


Big Al

RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #5 on: June 08 2005 17:06:00 »

My friends and I are seriously thinking of hiiting the east shore of Lake Winnipeg around Grand or Victoria Beach. Has anyone ever actually tried. Results? Let us know.


prairie close out

RE: Lake Winnipeg N Basin

« Reply #6 on: June 01 2007 14:06:00 »

Any wpg land locked surferz out there with a board interested in serious mission to N basin? Lookin to get reinforcements for small surf crew we got here.



RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #7 on: June 02 2007 22:06:00 »

I made a longboard (hollow wood) and rode it on Lake Erie just before moving to Winnipeg.
I'm looking to give it a go on Lake Winnipeg or Manitoba.  Most people think it won't work.
Where do you recommend for a long-board?
Have you managed to ride Lake Winnipeg?


Mike Austen

RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #8 on: September 05 2007 21:09:00 »

I surf kayak the north basin and just bought a board. I know a few sweet spots. I also know of rumours of a killer spot with deep water. BOAT ACCESS only...
Sept-Oct best times!!!! I'm always packed and ready



RE: Lake Winnipeg

« Reply #9 on: February 27 2008 16:02:00 »

i have a cabin at victoria beach and i always wounder if i could surf there, one of my friends did it with a wind surfer ( he took off the sail) and he seemed to go ok but that was on a pretty windy day... does anyone no how gimili is tho?

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