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Indiana Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access65
Water Quality74
Beach Erosion5-
Erosion Response-4
Beach Fill5-
Shoreline Structures3 3
Beach Ecology2-
Surfing Areas25
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Sea Level Rise{{{21}}}{{{22}}}

Inventory and Perception of Status

Yes, it is possible to surf in Indiana! Here is some proof. More proof.

Recognition by State

Indiana does not officially recognize surfing as an economic, cultural, and recreational resource.

Surfrider Foundation Chapters

Surfrider Foundation does not currently have any chapters in Indiana. If you are interested in starting one, please contact Ed Mazzarella, Director of Chapters, at

Surfrider Foundation has a Lake Michigan Chapter based in Grand Haven, Michigan, chapters in Chicago and Minnesota, and a Milwaukee Chapter.

Information Sources

Sources of information on surfing on Lake Michigan include:

State of the Beach Report: Indiana
Indiana Home Beach Description Beach Access Water Quality Beach Erosion Erosion Response Beach Fill Shoreline Structures Beach Ecology Surfing Areas Website
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