Catching a cold waveIf there are big waves on Lake Superior’s North Shore, you can bet there will be surfers at Stony Point south of Knife River.
If there are big waves on Lake Superior’s North Shore, you can bet there will be surfers at Stony Point south of Knife River. The breaks there make for good surfing any time of year. While the area missed the big snowstorm that dumped up to 19 inches in the Twin Cities area and south, north of Pine County was left with mostly wind Sunday and into Monday. Perfect for the fanatics from the Superior Surf Club who will drop everything to catch good waves. They wear thick wet suits and are covered head to toe. They cover their faces in petroleum jelly. The air temperature was 21 degrees late Sunday afternoon with wind gusts of 50 mph.
You can check out the exploits of the surfers on their web site: www.superiorsurfclub.com.
For those who like to ride trails on skis or snowmobile, some snow would be welcome as most trails iced up after the big melt earlier last week. Most trails along the Shore have been deemed in poor to fair condition.
One report had Isabella at 64 degrees during the heat wave that began Feb. 13. Some snow is expected this weekend.