Monday, October 29, 2012

Surfs up!

Sandy is having an impact close to home. The hurricane is stirring up chop on the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service is forecasting huge waves on Lake Michigan tonight. This could be a boon for Michigan's surfers. When I was a kid up north with my family, we found a surfboard washed up on the beach on northern Lake Huron. We always wondered where it had come from. Turns out there is a small but dedicated group of surfers in Michigan. Their story is chronicled in Unsalted, the authoritative documentary on Great Lakes Surfing.


  1. Back in March, I was photographing at the Frankfort lighthouse. As I was looking around, I saw surfers on Lake Michigan. I'd heard about this but never saw it for myself.