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!

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

Golden Journey… Standup paddle surfing

Golden Journey…., photo by Doug Langham. Doug has a great shot of a sport I’ve been itching to try. Wikipedia’s Stand Up Paddle Surfing entry says: Stand Up Paddle, (SUP), is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. It can be traced back to the early days of Polynesia. The sport is ancient form … Continue reading Golden Journey… Standup paddle surfing

Surfing, Michigan Style

Surfing01.jpg, photo by Evography. Evography writes: Dropping in from the pier, the tricky part is not getting worked right back into the pier. Check out his Great Lakes Surfing set (slideshow!!) for a bunch more photos, most of which are large enough for your computer background needs! When you’re finished with that, head over to … Continue reading Surfing, Michigan Style

Definitions of Danger

California Dreamin’, photo by Snap Happy Gal Photography Heather of Snap Happy Gal Photography was one of many photographers who made the trek to Grand Haven for a weekend storm that was supposed to produce massive waves. While Heather says she didn’t see anything quite as big as the the 20-footers forecast, the lake was still putting on … Continue reading Definitions of Danger

Perils of Michigan: Quicksand Edition

Sturgeon River, photo by Sven While the ice has melted, leaving the shorelines temporarily free of peril – at least until until bodysurfing season starts – we can take a moment to worry about quicksand. Quicksand in Michigan Streams from Fichigan says: Everything I know about quicksand I learned from Tarzan movies. The main thing to … Continue reading Perils of Michigan: Quicksand Edition

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!