Michigan Windsurfing

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Finally got to experience windsurfing at Muskegon on Sunday.  The breakwater is quite large and you can sail inside it if things are scary outside.  Both the north and south side are accessable for launching and sailing.

Sunday the NW wind kicked in around midnight and blew up some good swell.  (the mid-lake bouy reported 10 ft) Then around 2pm the wind clocked around to the North.  The shore there angles NNW so it was a bit offshore.  

When the wind clocked, the waves on the south side of the breakwater were unreal.  Big clean and smooth, they were wrapping around and coming in almost perfectly 90 degrees to the wind.  They were definitely the sweetest waves I've ever sailed on Lake Michigan.  I was riding my 82 liter wave board with the 4.7 super freak  and was often overpowered.  Of course the inside was a windless crunching danger zone...

If the conditions were like that every day I'd move.

Big thanks to Chris Johnson for getting me there :-)


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