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The Maui of the North

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The Maui of the North

When the wind starts to pick up on Lake Erie, kitesurfers and windsurfers at Sherkston Shores ready their gear and get set to tackle what they call the Maui of the North. “This is the premiere spot on the lake,” said Lou Marinaccio, a windsurfer who has been at Sherkston Shores for 40 years. The […]

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Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival

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Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival

Pleasant Beach looked a little like a beach in southern California recently, with crashing waves and surfers and surfboards everywhere. The only thing missing was the sun, but that didn’t matter to members of Wyldewood Surf Club as they hosted Glass Love, A Summer Surfboard Festival, the first-ever event on the Great Lakes dedicated to […]

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Surfing the Great Lakes

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Surfing the Great Lakes

When Buffalo firefighter Magilla Schaus walked into my office more than 14 years ago, I didn’t know a thing about surfing on the Great Lakes. We have big waves during storms, but I never gave much thought to the possibility that people would be surfing the north shore of Lake Erie in the area I […]

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Riding the waves

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Riding the waves

Jill Prenger thought skills she’s learned as a windsurfer would translate as she tried her hand at surfing, but she found herself taking a few dives in the water as she tried to ride Lake Erie’s waves. “It’s not as easy as it looks. Windsurfing didn’t help me at all,” said Prenger with a laugh. […]

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Hot night on the roller rink

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Hot night on the roller rink

It was hot in the stands of Bill Burgoyne Arena this past Saturday, but things were even hotter on the track as Niagara Roller Girls held their second double-header of the year. The ladies of the new roller derby league picked up the pace on the track as they battled it out in two different […]

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WAKE-UP Call in Port Colborne

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WAKE-UP Call in Port Colborne

Wakeboarders and wakeskaters were tearing up the water at Sugarloaf Harbour Marina as they pulled off trick after trick in the first-ever competition at Niagara Boarder Pass. More than 30 competitors from Ottawa, Quebec, Sarnia, Barrie, Erieau, and Niagara took part in the WAKE-UP Call, the first of a dual-event series. “For our first event […]

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