Saturday evening, I went to the lake as the cold front was coming in and saw what looked to be ridable waves in Lake Pontchartrain at the old Pontchartrain Beach site behind UNO.
After calling some friends who had surfboards(to borrow), I was so stoked I could hardly sleep that night. I knew it was going to be cold, but I was determined to see if the legend was true. Could New Orleans be surfed?
When we got to the beach, there were already 2 guys surfing! Then, as I was throwing my wetsuit on, wunderkind Kenny showed up and showed me the ropes of this “locals only” surf spot. That’s right – we’re going Dogtown on this bitch.
Here’s the movie I quickly whipped together.
Here’s the weather(lakefront) from that day. Notice the water temp and wave height(max). It was actually a bit colder than this in the morning when we were out there. I pulled this up after I got back in the afternoon(the hottest part of the day).
Mahalo to Jonathan Jahnke of Scrub Brush for shooting us shredding “The Pontch.”
Click here to see Surfing Louisiana Part 1.