>I'll be working in Chicago this Summer, and am wondering what to
>expect in the way of Windsurfing on lake Michigan......
>Is the wind at all decent, I mean Chicago IS called the 'Windy'
>city. Is it popular in this area, from reading this newsgroup
>I get the impression the only good windsurfing is on th west
>coast, so I'd love to hear what it's like on the lake!
Chicago (where I lived for 8 years) got its nickname because of its
politicians, not because of its weather. Actually, there is good
wind, but mainly in mid-winter, when the wind-chill factor is 20
Summer is pretty ho-hum, windwise, except for the occasional cold
front. Spring and fall have pretty good wind; fall is better than
spring on Lake Michigan, since the water temperature lags well behind
the air temperature (in May or June you can fall from 80 degree air
into 50 degree water -- brrrisk!).
Email me if you haven't heard from anybody in Chicagoland; I can give
you an idea of windsurfing spots and shops.