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UMD Surfing Club – Catching Lake Superior Waves


Manage your board from the rail guard at the tail okay especially when you’re landing looking at the other surfers I definitely got looks there wasn’t very many girls there’s been one other girl so most people would look and say okay it’s gonna be a nice day here in here I look for the days that the waves are supposed to be huge like the blowing winds the rain the cold if you can say underwater for 10 seconds full waves are pounding you and 56 degree water and 40 degree air I mean yeah that’s just push myself out of my comfort zone whenever I can the waves are pretty big double my size but I think I’ll get out there and do pretty good once I get the hang of it my name is Randy Carlson I coordinate the paddle surf kite aspects of program and we’re here at Stoney Point on the southwest side it’s gale force winds 40 mile an hour 15 20 foot surf out there and we’re gonna try to do some surfing on this protected side of stony plant it’s an adventure I work with students in the swimming pool to establish board control and endurance and then we factor in the temperature wind speed wave direction and she was spot on Lake Superior so it him up they paddle out and try to catch some waves waves are very big and it’s my first time surfing fun so if we’re excited to get out of my superior it’s cold it’s it’s unlike anything else I don’t know it’s just like the combination of like the elements I actually work with our Sophie with Randy so he goes by every day and we chat and everything and was interested in the club last year and just never got around to it so I saw people signing up like that was my job to sign people up for it in the office there so I saw that there’s opportunity to sign up and I understood it I’m very active and having a growing up with a brother I’m very competitive and I like to push myself to different limits so just coming out here I’m excited to push my limits and see how it goes the current in Lake Superior is something that people have to learn about and the waves are a little closer together than in the ocean it’s a busy style of surfing that demands a lot of you physically to stay in position but they get pretty fired up and they’ll catch a wave or a wave will catch them one of the two there’s not very many campuses that offer surfing of course in California there are but here in the Midwest we’re fortunate UMD is one of the few it’s a unique aspect of student life at UMD you

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