Thursday, August 4, 2011

Surfing? In Erie?

We didn't believe it. And after visiting, we still not sure we believe it.

We're told that people actually surf here, between Beach 10 and Beach 11 on Presque Isle. The kids have been anxious to visit for weeks. The water really couldn't have been calmer, yet we're told waves can get as high as 10 feet.

We visited the local board shop and found out that the larger waves are mostly in the fall and spring. Since the 'waves' are wind driven, they're not nearly as powerful as ocean waves. But, people do really surf.

Without waves large enough to even body surf, the kids played in the water a bit before we made it out ahead of the storm.

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