Saturday, April 14, 2007

Surfing Lake Superior: Day 2

I woke in the early AM hours and put on my damp wetsuit and dry top. Seeing the sun shining warmly through my windows woke me up as I headed out the door. I loaded up kayak and was off with my fellow paddler for the wave riddled shores of Stoney Point on Lake Superior. We arrived to find that the stillness of the morning had slowed the winds and lessened the size of the crashing waves. Yet having seen a few sets break, we deemed paddling well worth getting wet.

They were nice clean 3 ft breaks just fun enough for a nice ride, but having no wind you had to work for your waves very little. It was balmy in temperature as we surfed and watched as the sun rose from it's lowley position until it was high in the sky. Blue skys complimented the crystal clear lake. It was a gorgeous day of non-strenuous surfing, and I was thankful for every minute of it....

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1 comment:

Troy said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. You're going to be a seasoned veteran before I even get on the water this year. I might take my boat out for the first time this weekend, but probably just some flatwater to warm up. I still have my fingers crossed for this summer, in so far as good water in the St. Louis/Kettle. I won't really have much free time until then.