Philshoz wrote:mal-nourished wrote: lake superior has some tasty set ups..
Look up the meaning of awesome cladtub............. or is it a synonym of awesome: awful, dreadful?
Poo Stance wrote:Cheers for posting that. How awesome is that on a Lake Erie scale? I know if I'd been starved of waves for more than a month then I'd be all over that. And being in boardshorts would be orgasmic. Can't remember when I last surfed in shorts.
What the crowds and vibe like in the water? Is there more or less hassling than ocean coast spots, considering that you must get hell flat spells?
Lake Erie (42.2° N, 81.2° W) has a mean elevation of 571 feet (174 m) above sea level. It has a surface area of 9,940 square miles (25,745 km²) with a length of 241 miles (388 km) and breadth of 57 miles (92 km) at its widest points.
It is the shallowest of the Great Lakes with an average depth of 62 feet (19 m) and a maximum depth of 210 feet (64 m). For comparison, Lake Superior has an average depth of 483 feet (147 m), a volume of 2,900 cubic miles (12,100 km³) and shoreline of 2,726 miles (4,385 km).
Because it is the shallowest, it is also the warmest of the Great Lakes,and in 1999 this almost became a problem for two nuclear power plants which require cool lake water to keep their reactors cool. The warm summer of 1999 caused lake temperatures to come close to the 85-degree-Fahrenheit (29°C) limit necessary to keep the plants cool.
The shallowest section of Lake Erie is the western basin where depths average only 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m); as a result, "the slightest breeze can kick up lively waves," according to a New York Times reporter in 2004.The "waves build very quickly", according to other accounts. Sometimes fierce waves springing up unexpectedly have led to dramatic rescues
Leven wrote:It can't be that good though surely? Must be weak! A lake = short fetch = short period swell = lack of power no? Unless the lake is the size of the Atlantic of course....
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