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RE: Surfing Ontario« on: October 30 2005 11:10:00 »
when you mention the banks, are you referring to Sand
Banks near Kingston. I've heard the waves can get big there, do you know anything about that?
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #1 on: November 01 2005 19:11:00 »
I'm a reporter with The Windsor Star and would like to talk to metro-Windsor surfers who surf the Great Lakes. Please call me at (519) 255-5777 ext. 529 or e-mail me if you live within a one-hour drive of Windsor and you know about the local surfing culture. Thanks a lot.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #2 on: November 03 2005 18:11:00 »
hey im currently living in australia but am going to canada in june next year, is there any surf that time of year, and where i can go, im staying 45 mins nw of torronto, ontario for 8 weeks and would like to know wether i should take my surf board i have just started wakeboarding but have been surfing for 2 years. anyinfo would be appriciated
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #3 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 #4 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 #5 on: November 07 2005 06:11:00 »
someone come surfing today at h bay or i will be all alone
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #6 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 #7 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 #8 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 #9 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