For years the Great Lakes have taken down full size freighters and on a more positive note also provide local with world class surf thousands of miles from teh ocean. And it’s freshwater. The lakes were featured in ‘Step into the Liquid‘, and now there’s even a dedicated surfing magazine for the region, Great Lakes Surfer.
The Lakes are essentially Seas, much like the Black Sea or Red Sea, both of which also have surf. They are so wide or long that wind can build up fetch over a distance and build waves, sometimes well overhead barrels.
Here’s a fun link I found this week from Red Bull, great waves –