Lake Michigan Surfing Special

Lake Michigan Surfing Special

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Gretchen S
Gretchen S - 5 years ago
Hey, at least it's shark free zone!
darkangel13915
darkangel13915 - 5 years ago
Does Lake Michigan have good waves?
baddragonfire
baddragonfire - 5 years ago
Where can I go to surf?
Pat Dotson
Pat Dotson - 5 years ago
Where do you live? There are good spots all around Lake Michigan.
Jamie Hart
Jamie Hart - 5 years ago
These guys are braver than me. I remember jumping in lake michigan once on an 85 degree day in may and it was still unbearably cold, lol.
PinnedDowntoPinUp
PinnedDowntoPinUp - 5 years ago
Yes indeed! :D I just went to the beach here in Chicago last night, the water temp was 69 degrees! :) VERY comfortable, I didn't even need to dunk my head to get used to it this time.
Jamie Hart
Jamie Hart - 5 years ago
+PinnedDowntoPinUp Yeah we did that pinneddown, haha. Followed by heating up on the hot beach sand for 15 minutes to prepare ourselves for jumping in again. If i remember right a local station said lake temps were still hovering around 54-55. I imagine July would be much better. I guess it takes more than one week of hot weather to warm up those big frigid lakes, lol. ;)
PinnedDowntoPinUp
PinnedDowntoPinUp - 5 years ago
I just got back from Kayaking on Lake Superior..Which is way further north than the Chicagoland area around L. Michigan, and the weather never got above 71 degrees while I was there.. If it was 85 degrees next to lake Michigan far enough south the water would be very comfortable. just dunk yourself below the water a few times and you'll get used to it real fast! :)
getrusty
getrusty - 5 years ago
its all about a wet suit.... and passion
PinnedDowntoPinUp
PinnedDowntoPinUp - 5 years ago
+Jama man Do that in July, it will feel different.
Exploring With Alex
Exploring With Alex - 6 years ago
Love Lake Michigan. Michigan for life. The best thing I love about it. Is my house sets right on Lake Michigan so my backyard view is mainly Lake Michigan. It's so effing cool during the summer. So blue and pretty!!!!:)
baddragonfire
baddragonfire - 5 years ago
hmu then
Ben Rich
Ben Rich - 5 years ago
in holland
William Lobach
William Lobach - 6 years ago
Looks like some decent waves. Screw winter. Respect. 
Alex Long
Alex Long - 8 years ago
i was laughing the whole time watching this video...you guys have better waves than we do on the gulf coast of florida 
Caesario Davi
Caesario Davi - 5 years ago
+Alex Long yeahh that wave is so amazing there.. i think it's because the wind in winter are much stronger.. we don't get that high in Kuta Bali plus the salty water isn't good.. i love fresh water... i wish there is a lake that big in Indonesia... we only have very deep lake...
Caesario Davi
Caesario Davi - 5 years ago
+Alex Long yeahh that wave is so amazing there.. i think it's because the wind in winter are much stronger.. we don't get that high in Kuta Bali plus the salty water isn't good.. i love fresh water... i wish there is a lake that big in Indonesia... we only have very deep lake...
Blake
Blake - 8 years ago
Over here those waves aren't that great. But for a Great Lake that's awesome!
Andrew Hurst
Andrew Hurst - 8 years ago
1) Not really, the suits we use are really nice and often keep you mostly dry. 2) Nope, the suits are kind of restrictive at first but you get used to them. 3) Hours 4) Often around 32-36 degrees F in the winter, so about 1-2 deg. C 5) I'm sure they have them, but you don't need it.

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Carl
Carl - 8 years ago
No sharks or jellyfish at least......we got hypothermia.
Marco Aurélio Barreto Pereira Leite
Marco Aurélio Barreto Pereira Leite - 8 years ago
Hi from Brazil! I have many questions... Sorry! Surfing in a lake with fresh water is amazind!!! 1) Do you feel cold inside the wetsuit? 2) Is it too unconfortable? 3) How long do you can stay inside the water surfing before you get freeze? 4) What is the water temperature? 5) Finaly, Are there any heating (electrical) system for wetsuit available?
danman232323
danman232323 - 9 years ago
22 Foot Waves coming in a couple days
clarkewi
clarkewi - 9 years ago
And that these guys have the comradery. As long as you don't hit an iceberg, hey why not?
lawrence johnson
lawrence johnson - 9 years ago
It is by the windy city
Zack Mueller
Zack Mueller - 9 years ago
for how cold that water is it wouldnt be worth going out in
ChickenPwnedify
ChickenPwnedify - 9 years ago
Its crazy that there are wave in Lake Michigan
Third Coast Surf Shop
Third Coast Surf Shop - 9 years ago
@shutdownthefed: We get surf in the warmer months, it's just less consistent.
shutdownthefed
shutdownthefed - 9 years ago
how is the surf during the warm weather on lake michigan?
peckawoodd
peckawoodd - 10 years ago
These guys are stoked off of freezing cold 1ft. ripples. We could all take a lesson from them .

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Quinton Williams
Quinton Williams - 10 years ago
ahahahhahaa. no....
skimsurf23
skimsurf23 - 10 years ago
I was thinking the same thing about the gulf I hate the gulf lol
Matt P
Matt P - 10 years ago
kind of looks like wind swell in the Gulf, just a helluva lot colder
12wsatye
12wsatye - 10 years ago
@JDFeniello cool, you can find the best waves in muskegon michigan. when it goes off its on it !!!!
jbkimble28
jbkimble28 - 10 years ago
HAHAHAHA @3:50sec the dude has ice on hill bill and chin! Thats so ba
DBjoey29
DBjoey29 - 10 years ago
Obviously Cali and Hawaii and all the other great surfing geographies absolutely TRUMP lake surfing. But, I think it's pretty damn cool that they do this.
bodyb0arder
bodyb0arder - 10 years ago
it not the quality of the wave is the love of surfing and being surrounded by water
1890scooter843 Krall
1890scooter843 Krall - 10 years ago
@walwaad Thank you! Something about how you worded that really cleared it up for me. I appreciate it
Ricky Lopez
Ricky Lopez - 10 years ago
@1890scooter843 --Well, that's the problem, geologically speaking, the "Great Lakes" are inland seas, not lakes. Thinking of them in these terms helps to better understand their magnitude.
1890scooter843 Krall
1890scooter843 Krall - 10 years ago
Damn. Thats a big lake

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darcy kingston
darcy kingston - 10 years ago
Screw the size of the waves; No fuckwits dropping in, no beach bums to contend with.. looks like surfers' heaven to me!
darcy kingston
darcy kingston - 10 years ago
@dyeballer0012 Why do you have to be such a twat and over-react to such a simple comment about sharks? You sound like a thirteen year old boy with a massive ego and dubious skill level. Wouldn't get a single wave talking shit like that where I come from.
Xande Pope
Xande Pope - 10 years ago
that´s some crazy shiiit! I live in Rio de Janeiro, warm all year arround, with good waves somewhere in the city almost everyday and i dont surf!!! Such a waste
Peter Donato Roan Heitmann
Peter Donato Roan Heitmann - 10 years ago
Wow !!!! that water might of been freezing but it seems cool
Luke McCormack
Luke McCormack - 10 years ago
Great surfing
thebigschott
thebigschott - 10 years ago
You take away the "real surf" and "epic waves" and you're left with surfers who truly love surfing!!
skidoobabe1988
skidoobabe1988 - 11 years ago
Shark! .... eh.. not lol.... thats probably the best thing bout lake surfing... no over sized carnivorous mammals lol
Riggro
Riggro - 11 years ago
Gentlemen, you are my heroes! if you are brave enough to go out on those nasty low temps why should I be afraid to go out in the puny winters of california? I'm grabbing my wetsuit tomorrow and going out there :D And BTW to all of those idiots talking shit. A surfer is not measured by the size of the wave, the type of board, or his skills, but by his love of the sport and passion. These guys, in my eyes, are some of the best surfers ever! up there with those crazy Ireland surfers.
Philip Perdue
Philip Perdue - 11 years ago
they suck.
Nicolas Derome
Nicolas Derome - 11 years ago
@seatstothewind Take it easy, I was converting from celcius to farenheit and forgot to change the unit. I meant 80F. It seems like lake Erie, the warmest lake is often at 20C+ for 3 months in the summer. Lake Superior's much colder, but it was unusually swimmable when I went in late August/ early September this year.
Evan Gunthner
Evan Gunthner - 11 years ago
@Lochness19 Do you realize that you just claimed that the lower lakes can get up to 176F? Cause that is the equivalent of 80C. My next question is... do you get alot of coloring books, stickers, and stuffed animals for Christmas??
Nicolas Derome
Nicolas Derome - 11 years ago
@Gulfporter Well the lower lakes can get pretty warm in August, around 80C.
Rick Evans
Rick Evans - 11 years ago
@Rayarena They do that over here in Cali to!
Todd Michael
Todd Michael - 11 years ago
Very cool, keep surfing!
Rayarena
Rayarena - 11 years ago
Those waves suck. Its not worth all of the trouble. Check out how winter surfing is done in New York. In Youtube, type in: Montauk Surf : Blizzard '09
Rayarena
Rayarena - 11 years ago
In New York City, there is something called the "Polar Bear Club." They're a bunch of hearty souls that actually wait until the dead of winter & then they go to the beach, & let me add, that they don't wear thermosuits. The men dress in topless bathing trunks & the women in regular women's bathing suits. Decades ago, it was an enormous group. Now most of the members are aging. They claim that its vigorous & healthy to do this. Personally, I would be afraid to get a pneumonia.
Rayarena
Rayarena - 11 years ago
@lostchild06 You are absolutely right regarding GringoLoco's idiotic anti-Brazilian comment. I can't fathom the level of ignorance out there. There are millions of white Brazilians. Giselle Bundchen, the blond haired, blue-eyed super model, is the classic example as are a good part of the top models that grace the pages of the top fashion magazines of the world. Many of those models like Giselle are nordics.
Anna Bliss
Anna Bliss - 11 years ago
@boarderforlife32 You don't have to live in California to be passionate about surfing. They probably get a lot of waves to themselves, which in my opinion totally makes it worth it! Part of the thrill probably comes from the uniqueness of surfing in a place where many people don't get out there and try. These guys are awesome. Would you be a "boarder for life" if you lived in Michigan? This is true passion!
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez - 11 years ago
I am from the Canaries and I was a FES in Illinois in 1985. I recall visiting Lake MIchigan before ariving at my final location and meeting some Michigan surfers that invited me to surf the lake; It was a small day and we surfed by some huge pipeline that went into the lake. Cold as hell, but hey.......no sharks....
yellow2Me2
yellow2Me2 - 11 years ago
@jwsartini WOww, why didn't I think of that!! Ahhhh, thank you!!

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Consuela Lemon
Consuela Lemon - 11 years ago
@TheGringoLoco Brazilians can be white too you know. Idiot.
Bret Miedema
Bret Miedema - 11 years ago
We do get waves like this during the summer occasionally. I was out jetskiing and surfing a couple of weeks ago on the southern tip of lake Michigan in Gary and we had five foot waves that are easily surfable. They were bigger then the waves in this video.
yellow2Me2
yellow2Me2 - 11 years ago
Yeah I live in Michigan and went to the outer banks, nc last august and want to learn to surf sooo bad, and this is great!Where the heck do yu get surfboards in southeastern michigan????If you know.......and yeah theres no sharks in the lakes so it IS perfect!!!!
Will Powers
Will Powers - 11 years ago
Surfing without the worries of sharks and reef!!! Thats perfect!
themadscientest
themadscientest - 11 years ago
anything for waves... there more addictive than crack!
David Paul
David Paul - 11 years ago
@HeyzzDude WOW....
mafaon321
mafaon321 - 11 years ago
As adventurous as I am, no one could get me to touch that water in the winter. The discomfort of the cold outweighs any pleasure that can be derived from the surfing even in a wet suit. You've got to have a certain amount of nerve in you to do this.
Meghan McCallum
Meghan McCallum - 11 years ago
How do I get to meet these guys? I want to learn to surf Lake Mich!
bushlight1
bushlight1 - 11 years ago
Awesome!
VanZan
VanZan - 11 years ago
@TheSurfrack hey mainlanders can be cool. like me. but thats mostly cuz i spend a sixth of the year on the islands
Jackle61
Jackle61 - 11 years ago
It's not the size of the wave, it's the amount of desire.
andrea625
andrea625 - 12 years ago
Funny!
andrea625
andrea625 - 12 years ago
thats racist. But really funn!
Jason Marr
Jason Marr - 12 years ago
its a freakin lake not an ocean. get over yourself.
Aaron Keogh
Aaron Keogh - 12 years ago
so much stoke!
MutilateYOU
MutilateYOU - 12 years ago
Dude every summer i g surfing in rio de janeiro and its the best my favourite spot is arpoador and barra :) sao paolo is also good
nahjoe
nahjoe - 12 years ago
What thickness of wetsuit do you guys wear to surf throughout the winter season?
traboys
traboys - 12 years ago
Love to see them see real waves! Like proper big barrels! see how they react! Would not look twice at this shite!
leatherman665
leatherman665 - 12 years ago
And you would be right.............lol
fewemuco
fewemuco - 12 years ago
to getrusty: can you tell or explain to me, how do the waves are formed?, what does cause those choppy and incredible hard to believe moved lake, when ther is no any ocean at all?? interior currents because of the temperature changing?, the winds outside??? thanks for your attention. best regards.
12wsatye
12wsatye - 12 years ago
cause they live in the snow, and surfing is the bomb, sha yeah!!!!
olashka25
olashka25 - 12 years ago
wow, who would ever thought it possible! Cool!
rinconsurfers
rinconsurfers - 12 years ago
hmmm dident know you were from hawaii my bad i respect hawaian surfers cause my best friends are hawaina surfers. and im not in cali im in puerto rico but i have been to the mavericks ive been to costa rica ive seen monster waves 20 ft and higher ive ridden one of those giants and almost died so dont call me a poser for i have never seen a poser ride i 24ft wave. And i tried to surf pipeline but it was to damn crowded.
rinconsurfers
rinconsurfers - 12 years ago
6 footers are nothing try 12 footers those are the ones. 6 footers are for wannabes and posers like you
BeNmAyBeRrY127
BeNmAyBeRrY127 - 12 years ago
that sucks ass, your better off moving to a fukin better spot in the world to surf, seriously there like 1 foot and your just catching foamies, seriously my little brother does better than that and he's 10 years old
gaiyabum
gaiyabum - 12 years ago
Hey man, I'll have to shoot you a line when I end up back in the midwest to find out where to go over there in the Chicagoland area. I'm closer to Gary, IN (well, that's where I will be when I get back).
gaiyabum
gaiyabum - 12 years ago
Hell yeah! Well, since I'll be banished from a 10 minute walk from the ocean for the next 3 years living in the Chicagoland area, I was worried that my boards would be sitting gathering dust. Surf is surf, waves are waves, and I'll paddle out with my 7mm suit, booties and gloves with the rest of these guys.
oliver shagnasty
oliver shagnasty - 12 years ago
small, but not the worst surf i've ever seen. Awesome for a lake.
jerrysch
jerrysch - 13 years ago
Awesome!!! Too bad it's so cold, but that is radical to be able to surf in fresh water!!!
allupinyourgrillxxx
allupinyourgrillxxx - 13 years ago
too bad they have no style and can't surf at all
Ty24688
Ty24688 - 13 years ago
I surf in lake michigan South Haven South Beach and it is really quite hard to surf a short board there is no salt, so the lake is not as buoyant as the ocean. It's really fun to get a nice wave in the fall need a nice wet suit, hah it gets really cold without one, never surfed in mid winter tho i think it would be fun, maybe this year.
sandboxplaya
sandboxplaya - 13 years ago
lake michigans definetly a shortboard place its too hard to rip around on a longboard
neilandfi
neilandfi - 13 years ago
I love all this stuff that people post about how you can't surf lakes, you can't surf rivers and so on.. All I can say is keep thinking inside any box you can find guys. Respect to the surfers on the lakes. I surf my local tidal bore here in the UK, and I would love to surf a moving wave in freshwater. Maybe one day.
rcaldwell1973
rcaldwell1973 - 13 years ago
Thats awesome plus you don't have to worry about sharks lol
quadfin1234
quadfin1234 - 13 years ago
i'd rather stick dynamite down my throat and get drilled by a whale up the arse than surf this shite! -kooks
muttonbuster
muttonbuster - 14 years ago
Now that's dedication, although there is no question that I'd be out in the lake lineup too if I lived there. If it's any consolation, Southern CA is about the same size today. :P
Jeni Kaybee
Jeni Kaybee - 14 years ago
That comment from banker Phil Grenchik is golden. I can be from a suit & tie in my wetsuit & in the water in 15 minutes/surf for half an hour/and reverse the process. Man, that's gotta be the best lunch hour ever spent. That kind of motivation/dedication ROCKS. My hero for life.
getrusty
getrusty - 14 years ago
come on out man...
wolverine58
wolverine58 - 14 years ago
brrrrrrrr
djivandeslayer
djivandeslayer - 14 years ago
Hey I'd like to Thank you For putting this vid on youtube sweet I hope to join you someday I need to get in Surf shape before I head out with ya.

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