Back in 2009 Jamie and Red Bull team decided to start making trips to the Midwest for an upcoming film about surfing the Great Lakes. Which has proven to be a difficult task, three week ago they flew out here and got skunked. The hard part is knowing where and when to be here. The waves on lake superior typically only last a day or two, allowing for a small window of opportunity to get some good surf. When the wind switches offshore you better be In the water, because in a mater of minuets the swell will be gone.
As the low presser system slowly descended on the Midwest a group of surfers (referred to as “kuckleheads” by the locals) gathered their gear and hit the road. Many people think surfing on the great-lakes is a very dangerous sport, but any Great Lake surfer knows the most dangerous part is the drive to the Lake. Those who left Tuesday night hit rain, ice and white out driving conditions. Some crazy kooks faced a 10 hour drives through a snowstorm just to get to Lake Superior for this swell.
Here is a little video we put together to share with all of you. Hope you enjoy it!
To the left is a pictures of Duluth’s Park Point the day after the storm. The beach had a 15 to 20 wall of ice created by the storm. To see some more Pics of Lake Superior Surfing visit our Facebook page.