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This Ontario Surf Break is Threatened by Oil Pipeline

In early November of 2016, a strong cold front pushed down from Canada producing sustained 40mph winds, whiteout snow squalls and barreling fresh water waves on Lake Michigan.

This crew of local surfers knew the place to be, a little hidden gem up near the Mackinac bridge.

The area, however, is threatened every day by the 63 year old corroding pipeline, known as Line 5, which carries up to 23 million gallons of petroleum products through the straights of Mackinac every single day.

In some areas, the pipeline has lost upwards of 50 per cent of it wall thickness due to corrosion and improper maintenance by Enbridge.

Great Lakes surfers are concerned that this break, along with many others, will be ruined forever if the pipe bursts. Visit here for more.