Surf in Miami & Indiana? Sandy says so
Miami sessions while Sandy sends waves as high as 25 feet to Lake Michigan
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 October, 2012 : - - Miami Beach is hardly a surfer's haven. With the Bahamas blocking off any swells from the east and Cuba locking us away from any southern waves, it takes a very peculiar set of circumstances for our stretches of ocean to come alive with the sharp crests and strong peaks for which surf rats of all credos long.
he weekend's glancing visit from the 'Frankenstorm' stirred up the sea to a degree of epic insanity the likes of which we are unlikely to see again for years. The waves were not just immense for Miami surf -- reaching up to 15 foot faces in South Beach -- but they were clean, and perfectly formed, and blisteringly powerful.
"The way the storm set up was about as perfect as you can possibly get for the biggest waves that you can get in South Florida," said Scott Payne. "To have a hurricane sitting over the Bahamas, moving slowly, with those strong winds moving right up the coast and then coming offshore down in Miami, it couldn't get any better and it couldn't get any bigger."
Read the full article at the Miami New Times
The effects of Superstorm Sandy are creating waves as high as 25 feet on Lake Michigan. While Officials are warning people to stay away from Lake Michigan, surfers saw the waves as an opportunity. Surfers took to the water near Lakefront Park in Whiting, Indiana.
'We don't get waves very often, so when we get 'em, you gotta go,' surfer Nick Rymut told the Northwest Indiana Times. "It's a lot of whitewater and the waves are pretty blown out, so it's a little harder to get out because the currents ae pretty strong, but on days that it's a little calmer, you'll see 30 people out."
Read the full article at NBC
Sources: Miami New Times & NBC
Author: The Editors
Tags: Miami, Lake Michigan, Superstorm Sandy