Surfers ride winter waves of Lake Michigan
t's enough to make you do a double take.
urfers riding waves in
December on Lake Michigan.
cold water adds an element of adrenaline," John McNeil, winter surfer said. "It's not the same as a warm water wave, it's almost more exciting."
John McNeil, and Nick Brown have been winter surfing for years.
Michigan isn't know to be a popular surfing destination, but these guys say it just depends on the time of year.
e get only one good day
of surfing during the summer, but it's almost like every day in the winter," Nick Brown, winter surfer said.
he water temperatures in
Lake Michigan today was 45 degrees, which is actually much warmer than the chilly 18 degrees on the shore.
hile it sounds like these guys would freeze in the water
they had special gear to keep them warm.
Our eyelashes can freeze
our feet get cold
but overall I'm probably almost just as warm as you are right now maybe even warmer
," McNeil said.
hile this sounds like an unconventional way to have fun
these guys say it's just another way to survive the frigid
You know what
you live in northern Michigan
if you sit at home when there's snow out you might as well move somewhere else you've got to have a hobby in the winter
," Zach Dorvinen, winter surfer said.
nfortunately for these surfers
the sport doesn't last all winter long
nce the lake freezes
surf season is over.