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 Montrose-Foster beach

USA, Inland

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 41° 58.635' N
Longitude: 87° 38.637' W

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Man-made beaches located north of downtown Chicago. Waves are blown by strong winds from the Northeast, and most of the waves are pretty sloppy except this one sandbar not of foster beach. Best waves occur in the fall and spring, and make sure to check before going at https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=m&ext=wv&type=F&hr=01

English (Translate this text in English): Man-made beaches located north of downtown Chicago. Waves are blown by strong winds from the Northeast, and most of the waves are pretty sloppy except this one sandbar not of foster beach. Best waves occur in the fall and spring, and make sure to check before going at https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=m&ext=wv&type=F&hr=01

English (Translate this text in English): Man-made beaches located north of downtown Chicago. Waves are blown by strong winds from the Northeast, and most of the waves are pretty sloppy except this one sandbar not of foster beach. Best waves occur in the fall and spring, and make sure to check before going at https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=m&ext=wv&type=F&hr=01

English (Translate this text in English): Man-made beaches located north of downtown Chicago. Waves are blown by strong winds from the Northeast, and most of the waves are pretty sloppy except this one sandbar not of foster beach. Best waves occur in the fall and spring, and make sure to check before going at https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=m&ext=wv&type=F&hr=01

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Montrose-Foster beach
United States of America

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United States of America

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