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Topic: Surfable wave size
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Topic: Surfable wave size
Views: 29658 Replies: 9

By:

David

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Surfable wave size

Hey,

i live on lake ontario, and i was wondering if anyone knew how big a wave needs to be to surf it.  I was considering buying a longboard and trying it out.  anyone know?



By:

Bill

RE: Surfable wave size

What, are you bored??  

Ankle slappers but you won't enjoy it.  It's fresh water.

By:

Rob

RE: Surfable wave size

I don't live in Ontario, and I've never seen the great lakes, but fresh water isn't that buoyant, so you should look for a wave at least 2' in height (actually I'd say the same for saltwater). A longboard is a good choice for the kind of surf and skill-level I'm imagining you're at. Talk to the guys at the local surf shop, and they'll advise you on the best size of board.



By:

Matt Grey

RE: Surfable wave size

Hey bro.  I live in New Zealand and been surfing most of my life Im in Toronto for a couple months and I hope to get a wave while Im hear even if it is a grovel.  Ny way to your question basically the bigger your board the smaller the wave needs to be.  If you get a board over 9 foot and is at least 3 enches thick you can almost surf on anything.  Probably wont be much fun tho.  Good luck

By:

Leon

RE: Surfable wave size

Hey Dave, anything, anywhere that's about hip high or bigger, obviously a long board is key for surfing small waves or learning but, yeah, I can ride waves that are hip high on my 5'8 fish as an example, small waves are perfect for learning or having fun.

By:

Hoobastank

RE: Surfable wave size

Winter storms bring much denser waves that are capable of sustaining anykind of board.  Lake Ontario gets them rare, but they do hit.  Toronto erea is the place to go, because the American side SUCKS !!!!! Tom dominates that erea with his Morey Boogie Sponge mop.

By:

Algore

RE: Surfable wave size

Because of the limited fetch size of all the 'Grated Lakes', true waves will NOT form; the train of wavelets at best may fallover into a waveface, but only 'reefs' will be surfable- Global should encourage artificial reefs, since tom spends so much time there- it would most importantly, keep him away from our ocean!

By:

Blitz

RE: Surfable wave size

Yea, but you gotta umderstand....it,,,s like when youz pee, the ripples hits side of bowl and itz like great lakes, but my willy,,,z so short, I,,mz don't reach and soil shoes!

By:

dan

RE: Surfable wave size

Lake superior  has some huge waves! thunder bay !




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