Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Surfing in Michigan? 

Yes, you read that correctly. It is possible to surf  in Michigan. In fact there appears to be a unique to Lake Michigan surf culture. The conditions to surf on the Great Lakes are not consistent but occur mostly during October and November when storm systems get stronger bringing in high winds this is often referred to as the November Witch. The north to northwest wind  is considered the surfing wind on Lake Michigan increasing wave size upwards of 9ft.  For anyone thinking that lake surfing is not real surfing, think about surfing water with temps between 32-41 degrees, waves with shorter sets produced by a storm with ice chunks floating on the waves.

This video was shared by Kelly in Grand Rapids, Michigan.