Hi, I am a great lakes surfer looking to purchase a sweet potato. I am 165 pounds with out a wetsuit, but I am usually wearing a 5 mill suit. Our waves are knee high to head high and not very powerful. What would be the best size?
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- Dec 2011
Shane the 6'0" will be too much foam! it will feel like a longboard for your weight.
If you are looking for a longboard replacement maybe the Addvance will be a good option to explore.
If you decide to stick with the potato, given the wave you'll be surfing I would consider to over foam your case and go for the 5'6". I know what you mean with those lake waves. Yo'll b needing a little longer rail line.
- Dec 2011
I want to surf a Lake wave! On my bucket list for novelty value. I've flown over Lake Michigan into and out of O'Hare Airport and it is huge.
Shane, how often do you get waves? Does it come like ground swell or only during storms, is there a "season" for surf? I'm sure I've seen offshore waves at about chest height. And Duluth is a surf town right? Tell me more, I'm totally intrigued by the idea.
The thing with the lake wave is that you really need to be in synch with the metereological conditions. Those swells ususally last only a few hours so you need to follow closely the weather systems.
There is a good movie for that called UNSALTED. If you can find it check it out
- Aug 2012
How much can sweet potato cost now?
I haven't been here for ages,
but I really need to know the price.
Would be very grateful for the answer!
Dr. Emmett Brown
- Nov 2011
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