Surfing Superior at minus 15

January 7, 2014

I am not the least bit attracted to this idea. This was shot in December, but I bet they are not out on the water today.

Maybe 40 years ahead of the curve. Look for Duluth to become a hip destination. (actually, shhhhhh.. it already is)
That is, if we can keep Lake Superior from turning into a lukewarm, toxic soup.

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For the second Sunday (or is it the third ?) in a row, Stoney Point on Lake Superior was graced with some fairly decent waves and relatively clean conditions.

But this weekend the forecast here in Northern Minnesota was for double digit below zero temperatures (…. more than Thirteen Below Zero) and maybe enough off shore wind to create wind chill factors of -30F and maybe down to -50 F ….tricky to measure that stuff on your standard thermometer…….and the steam fog from the lake amazed us and frustrated the camera focus making the recording of this day a challenge as well.

…knowing that the water still felt super warm by comparison at 38F, the crew gathered in the line-up and shared waves from sun up to sundown. Tempting hypothermia and the limits of cold weather surf survivability…..what a relaxing way to spend the last Sunday of 2013.

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