Hello Mark. Dances with superjet said you live in chicagoland. I'm looking for places to ride. I live in Romeoville (southwest suburb) about 26 miles west of lake shore drive (downtown chicago) on I55.
I've been riding in the kankakee river. I tried lake MI at silver beach in St Joeseph MI on my 3rd ride or so. It was difficult to stand for long with my fx-1. Now I'm quite a bit better and purchased a superjet with is more stable. I think I'm ready to try some lake MI waves again.