Anticipation was building as we pulled into Grand Marais Michigan for the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. The wind had been blowing out of the north all day and conditions looked good for picking up some rare summertime surfing on the big lake. Superior did not disappoint, we got a few hours of good surf time in playing the reflecting waves off the big breakwater at the west end of the harbor entrance.
The waves were broken and lumpy but they ranged up to six feet or so as they broke against the jetty and crossed back toward the beach. Warm water, sunny skies and good rides. Fresh water surf doesn’t get much better.