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Yes, you can surf in Cleveland before the brown water freezes..

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/us/10surf.html?em&ex=1165899600&en=a55bfd3b2a7103db&ei=5087%0A

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    The strongest winds and waves come in winter, just before Lake Erie freezes. Waves up to 10 feet have been surfed, but the largest swells are usually chest-high. Instead of curling into a vertical wall, the waves are round like haystacks, and they collapse onto the shore like soggy paper.

    Surfers learn to avoid ice chunks the size of bowling balls. Some wear goggles to surf through freezing rain, which can sting their eyes like needles. That is a bad idea, Mr. Labbe said, because the goggles freeze to their faces.
     
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    It would be more impressive if they were surfing while the lake was on fire.
     
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    This is how the attack on America will begin. Canadian special ops forces will surf across the Great Lakes and take siege of the rust belt.
     
  4. It was the river that caught on fire.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

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    Canadian Bacon!
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That was a funny story. Gotta hand it to the Times. They manage to find interesting stories out there.
     
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    It's Cleveland. They're pretty talented at that stuff -- I'm sure that if they set their mind to it, they could light any body of water on fire.
     
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    There are no bodies of water in Cleveland. Bodies of toxic waste? Yes. But no bodies of water.
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Leave Cleveland alone, dammit.

    At least there aren't sharks and jellyfish in Lake Erie.
     
  10. There's a red moon rising
    On the Cuyahoga River
    Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

    There's a red moon rising
    ON the Cuyahoga River
    Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

    There's an oil barge winding
    Down the Cuyahoga River
    Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

    There's an oil barge winding
    Down the Cuyahoga River
    Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

    Cleveland, city of light, city of magic
    Cleveland, city of light, you're calling me
    Cleveland, even now I can remember
    'Cause the Cuyahoga River
    Goes smokin' through my dreams

    Burn on, big river, burn on
    Burn on, big river, burn on
    Now the Lord can make you tumble
    And the Lord can make you turn
    And the Lord can make you overflow
    But the Lord can't make you burn

    Burn on, big river, burn on
    Burn on, big river, burn on
     
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    At least until Jim Tressel and Romeo Crennel decide to go for a swim.
     
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    He said sharks and jellyfish. Not snakes and jellyfish.
     
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