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Latitude: 41° 58.635' N
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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
DistanceIn the city
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
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