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Minnesota Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access66
Water Quality66
Beach Erosion3-
Erosion Response-4
Beach Fill4-
Shoreline Structures3 4
Beach Ecology1-
Surfing Areas35
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Sea Level Rise{{{21}}}{{{22}}}

Inventory and Perception of Status

There has been some press on surfing in Minnesota and here's a video and a book. More on Lake Superior surfing.

The Winter 2012 issue of Wilderness News has a nice article on surfing in Lake Superior, with a shout out to the Minnesota-Superior Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.

Here's a Minnesota Public Radio broadcast and article from February 2013.

Recognition by State

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

Surfrider Foundation Chapters

Minnesota-Superior Chapter44° 55' 25.88" N, 92° 57' 33.77" W

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Yes, it's true. Surfrider Foundation has a Minnesota-Superior Chapter! They're promoting Surfrider's Rise Above Plastics and Hold On To Your Butt campaigns. To help protect Lake Superior and Minnesota's other lakes and rivers, they recommend:

  • Practice “Leave No Trace”
  • Pick up after yourself
  • Refuse plastic bags and single use plastics
  • Recycle!
  • Volunteer in a beach/waterway cleanup
  • Join our chapter and share your ideas
  • Donate $ to us, so we can continue our mission

You can contact the Minnesota-Superior Chapter via email at


Information Sources

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