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Topic: Surfable wave size

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Surfable wave size

« on: May 24 2007 14:05:00 »


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?



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #1 on: May 25 2007 04:05:00 »

What, are you bored??  

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



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #2 on: May 29 2007 16:05:00 »

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.


Matt Grey

RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #3 on: June 08 2007 14:06:00 »

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



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #4 on: January 06 2008 19:01:00 »

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.



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #5 on: January 06 2008 19:01:00 »

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.



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #6 on: January 07 2008 18:01:00 »

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!



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #7 on: January 10 2008 06:01:00 »

Yea, but you gotta,,,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!



RE: Surfable wave size

« Reply #8 on: May 26 2008 16:05:00 »

Lake superior  has some huge waves! thunder bay !

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