|A WILD NORTH WIND...|
|...MADE FOR GREAT WIND SURFING...|
|...ON CHEQJUAMEGON BAY IN ASHLAND WEDNESDAY|
I had a dentist appointment in Ashland yesterday afternoon, and saw this wind surfer at the beach on Hwy 2. The day started out with sunshine that quickly changed to a short but violent rainstorm, then partial clearing and a change in wind direction from westerly to a sharp north wind that made the lake very choppy and the surf high; not good for fishing but evidently perfect for wind surfing.
This surfer was obviously having fun trying to hang on to a rather violent ride, and was amazingly successful at it, as we watched for some time and he only got dumped once.
If he hadn't been able to hang on to the kite it would have sailed south into the hills of the iron range. Worst case scenario it could have taken him along with it on a crazy Mary Poppins ride.