Today's image is titled Windsday and was photographed by Michael Leland.
This photo shows a windsurfer riding the sun-glinted waves of Lake Mendota, as shot last week from far across the waters at the Tenney Locks. Looming in the background above University Bay, meanwhile, are the stacks from a pair of power plant, the trees of University Heights, and a quartet of radar, celluar, and transmission masts rising from the west side of town, all seen through the shimmer of the summer haze.
Madison has long been a popular Midwestern windsurfing destination, with Lake Mendota providing a significant surface area that remains manageable in comparison to the vastness of the Great Lakes. The city's scene was detailed back in 2000 in a guide published in Windsurfing magazine, followed-up a few years later in a brief report about seeking wind across Wisconsin.
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