Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
Buffalo, Toronto
Next Town
Port Colborne
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Lake Erie is the smallest of the Great Lakes - it does freeze over the winter. It gets choppy with some wind. The break (impact zone) can get as big as 1m. The swell on the outside can get as big as 4m when the winds are over 25-30 knots.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
July, August

The beach is quite wide and easy to rig on, some times it becomes crowded with people, but there is usually some room as people don't often sit on the beach when its blowing. Also another bonus about the beach is that it is very wide and pure sand. However in the summer there is often seaweed that washes on shore and is a pain getting off the lines.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Wetsuit in spring and autumn is necessary. It can be quite chilly in the spring and autumn. Summer board shorts are fine, maybe a rashie if you want some UV protection.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
WSW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW

Wind out of the SW is the prevailing wind. WSW wind blows mostly in the fall when NW is blowing everywhere else. WSW wind is sideshore and it is a set up for an epic session when it blows hard. 30 knot plus winds are not uncommon during the fall months.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From QEW take Sodom Rd exit #16. Drive south until Hwy #3 is reached. Turn right and continue until Pleasant Beach Rd is reached. Make a left and follow to Lake Erie. 20 Minutes from QEW.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

Not much in terms of nightlife right at the spot - go to Castaways Bar. However, half hour from the beach you can reach St Catharines and there is night life here as there is a University.