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RE: Surfing Ontario« on: November 04 2005 08:11:00 »
I've been surfing the Southern Ontario lakes since 1969. Any time the wind hits 20 mph over anydistance on any lake there is waves. Eastern Erie needs SW, Westrn Ont. NE,E, Canadian side of Huron NW,W,SW depending where you are. There is more wind in the fall. In the spring and early summer when the wind is 10 or more degrees warmer than the water a barrier of cold air at the water level keeps the warm wind from making waves. You may get skunked by nature's trick.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #1 on: November 06 2005 22:11:00 »
cheers mate, so the waves are just wind waves or is the lake big enough that the fetch of the wind generates swell. i ride a short board, and was curious to whether its 2 foot slop or if it gets decent. do the waves ever get to shoulder height, is there regular surf or is it hard to predict. i realise there will never be clean six footers with a slight offshore, but really have no clue what to expect from a lake.
if there is any surf i would be pretty keen to catch up with someone and go for a surf.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #2 on: November 07 2005 06:11:00 »
someone come surfing today at h bay or i will be all alone
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #3 on: November 07 2005 10:11:00 »
cool! if you want to surf in South France i'll be glad to wellcome! I got some femal friends of mine learning to surf too and they'd be so happy to share those times with someone else!!!
although i'm in university to learn english and spanish so if you want to learn french don't be afraid to come chat with me!!! bye
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #4 on: November 07 2005 17:11:00 »
matt, how was h-bay today.... and any where else. I went to Kincardine to check it out, pretty weak, but it was my first time checking a lake for waves so i have nothing to compare to. just trying to get a feel for when its good.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #5 on: November 08 2005 08:11:00 »
Hey Scott, I just noticed you were up in Kincardine the other day...I live in Kincardine. Next time you're up this way let me know. I'm a beginner, but always looking for people to go with in my area.
Even if you need an update on the conditions I could probably save you the drive if its crappy..
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #6 on: November 08 2005 23:11:00 »
looks like its supposed to be big in kincardine area thursday... some one up there let me know how it looks in the am... anywhere been good this week, ive been watching the maps closely to try and get an idea of what to look for
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #7 on: November 09 2005 07:11:00 »
No Prob.. Its not doing much right now, but still early.. I'll let you know tomorrow am what its like....
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #8 on: November 10 2005 07:11:00 »
Hey.. just took a quick look at the lake on my way to work...(didnt get a really good look as I was running late as usual!!)
But from what I saw it was looking pretty big but I couldnt really see all that well how messy or clean it was..Didnt get a chance to check out the pier, so I dont know what the conditions are like there...will probably go by on my lunch though....
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #9 on: November 10 2005 18:11:00 »
Went up to kincardine again today, and im not sure if its just the way the lakes r or if was another bad day, but it was choppy, windy and nothing even surfable unless u went way out. Can anyone tell me if this is just the reality of lake surfing, or am i picking bad spots at bad times?