Reading the Waves and Waters of the Great Lakes Region
When it comes to reading waves and waters, the Great Lakes are easier than the oceans. There are two main reasons why. First, there are no tides on the Great Lakes. Rising and falling waters change the way waves break and the way waters flow very much. Second, most of our Great Lakes waves form on rocky reefs, not sandbars like some ocean waves. Sandbars move around while reefs do not move, so it's easier to learn a break on a stationary reef.