Surf’s Up … Again!

Surf’s Up Again by Julie While the last weekend’s record winds were (and remain) a major headache for many Michiganders, there’s at least one group that’s all in favor of the current run of wild weather: surfers. Julie took this photo on Sunday & shares: Yesterday woke up again to gale force winds. We clock … Continue reading Surf’s Up … Again!

Surf’s Up in Michigan!

Surfs Up by Julie While it seems crazy, winter, particularly November & December, are Michigan’s best surfing season. If you take a look through our photos of Michigan surfing, you’ll see that the biggest waves are the ones that come with snow & cold. Julie took this on Sunday in Charlevoix when the temperature was … Continue reading Surf’s Up in Michigan!

Tis the season … to Surf Michigan

Marquette MI Surf 04-12-2013, photo by Shawn Malone/Lake Superior Photo The Great Lakes Echo has a great WKAR Current State feature produced by April Van Buren that I encourage you to check out to get a real feel for Michigan surfing. It’s titled Can’t get to California? Surf the Great Lakes and features Bob Beaton, president of the Great Lakes Surfing … Continue reading Tis the season … to Surf Michigan

Surf’s Up in Michigan!

Surf’s up, photo by Bill Dolak Fall is surf season in Michigan, so I thought I’d share this photo and a link to a slideshow of nearly 500 photos from the Absolute Michigan photo group on Flickr. View Bill’s photo from South Beach in South Haven background bigtacular and see more in his South Haven slideshow. More … Continue reading Surf’s Up in Michigan!

Real-time Great Lakes Surface Currents

Get Up – Stand Up, photo by Rudy Malmquist The Great Lakes Echo highlighted a really cool realtime map of Great Lakes surface currents that can really help keep you safe whether you’re swimming, boating, surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. It might even help you find a fish or two! Check this out background bigtacular and in … Continue reading Real-time Great Lakes Surface Currents

Into the Maelstrom: Winter Surfing in Frankfort

Frankfort Winter Surfing, photo by lomeranger. Sure, you’re crazy. But are you crazy enough for 17′ waves and 40 degree water? See this photo from Frankfort bigger and purchase if you want at Jason’s Zenfolio. More Michigan surfing on Michigan in Pictures!

Surf Michigan!

Surf_3883, photo by ON THE MOON STUDIO. The Great Lakes are receiving more and more attention as a surfing destination, and hot spots like Frankfort, Marquette and Grand Haven (where this kiteboarder is tearing it up) are becoming destinations for kayakers, surfers, paddle boarders and kite boarders. We have some great videos at Michigan: Great … Continue reading Surf Michigan!

Surfing Superior

Surfing Superior, photo by PhotoYoop. Cory writes: A mid spring storm brought cold temperatures and about 4 inches of snow to the U.P. But it also brought waves, and when she builds them, she calls them, and they come. These surfers traveled all the way from from Chicago and Milwaukee to surf the Great Lake. … Continue reading Surfing Superior

Storm Chaser: Surfing in Grand Haven

Storm Chaser, photo by johndykstraphotography. Around the end of August, surf season really starts in earnest in Michigan and on the Great Lakes. As the winds and waves build through September and November, so does the level of the surfing. Grand Haven is one of Michigan’s best breaks (see Surf Grand Haven) and one of … Continue reading Storm Chaser: Surfing in Grand Haven