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12/27/2012

Surf's up snowfall

I was assigned to make a weather feature this morning after the big snowfall so I went to the beach expecting to find some cross-country skiers. To my surprise, these guys were just getting ready to go surfing!

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Darryl Spreen waxes his board as he prepares to catch a few waves in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto. About 10 cm. of snow had fallen on the city by early Thursday morning. December 27, 2012. RANDY RISLING/TORONTO STAR

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Darryl Spreen (left) and New Zealander, Fremon Wolfe trek through the snow in Ashbridges Bay Park en route to catch a few waves in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto.


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So far so good for Fremon Wolfe.


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New Zealander Fremon Wolfe prepares to surf for the first time in the middle of winter in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto.


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New Zealander Fremon Wolfe prepares to surf for the first time in the middle of winter in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto.


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Adam Shepperdley, Fremon Wolfe and Darryl Spreen swim out to catch a few waves in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto. About 10 cm. of snow had fallen on the city by early Thursday morning. December 27, 2012. RANDY RISLING/TORONTO STAR


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Darryl Spreen waits for a wave in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto. About 10 cm. of snow had fallen on the city by early Thursday morning. December 27, 2012. RANDY RISLING/TORONTO STAR


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Darryl Spreen surfs a wave in Lake Ontario after a fresh snowfall in Toronto. About 10 cm. of snow had fallen on the city by early Thursday morning. December 27, 2012. RANDY RISLING/TORONTO STAR

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Nice article, pictures and snowy perspective.

Great Lakes surfing is an established sport. Many having been catching the stoke on all of the lakes for years now.There are local surf shops which are not just for those buying a board for a distant vacation. The winter season has the most consistent winds and opportunity for surfable waves but there can be a few good summer days in the mix.

Two local websites some might want to check out (listed in alphabetical order....) are listed below

http://freshcoastsurf.net/

http://www.notlsurfclub.com/

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