State of the Beach/State Reports/OH/Surfing Areas

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Ohio Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access92
Water Quality62
Beach Erosion8-
Erosion Response-4
Beach Fill4-
Shoreline Structures6 2
Beach Ecology3-
Surfing Areas23
Website8-



Inventory and Perception of Status

Yes, it is possible to surf in Ohio! Here's a good video and an entire DVD. Watch the preview.

Recognition by State

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

Surfrider Foundation Chapters

Surfrider Foundation does not currently have any chapters in Ohio.

Surfrider Foundation currently has four chapters on the Great Lakes - a Lake Michigan Chapter based in Grand Haven, Michigan, as well as chapters in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minnesota.

Information Sources


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