Chicago Windsurfing spots ...

Chicago Windsurfing spots ...

Post by Jeff Haferm » Sun, 11 Jul 1993 02:53:49


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> any other places (small lakes) than Lake Michigan?

Hi Jack,

I learned to windsurf on Lake Michigan, which is okay on some
days depepending on the direction of the wind.  There is
Rainbow beach on the south side, and on the north side, you'll
probably want to go to Evanston.

As far as small lakes, the most popular spot is Wolf Lake, which
is actually in Hammond, Indiana.  It's a small man-made lake that
supplies cooling water for a power plant.  The scenery includes
lots of smokestacks, but the lake is clean and doesn't get much
over 10 feet deep.  In many spots, you can touch bottom.  You
will find a lot of Chicago area windsurfers down here, and can
find the sort of ambiance that you would expect from a windsurfing
community.  Hammond is small enough that you should easily be
able to locate Wolf Lake.  Good luck, and have fun.

Jeff


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Chicago Windsurfing spots ...

Post by Robert Poortin » Mon, 12 Jul 1993 03:01:40

Quote:

>As far as small lakes, the most popular spot is Wolf Lake, which
>is actually in Hammond, Indiana.  It's a small man-made lake that
>supplies cooling water for a power plant.

Wolf Lake is a naturally occuring lake.  Technically, it is a series of
lagoons, just south of Lake Michigan.  I believe there is no power plant
proximate to it, though there is a lot of heavy industry which makes one
question the water quality and make up of the lake bottom.

Bob Poortinga  (6'0", 180 lbs)      It's a hard wind that's gonna blow...