“Winter surfing is not for the faint of heart and requires a strong commitment to safety, etiquette and responsibility. While many may be tempted to jump into the surf at the height of the season, remember that our mighty Great Lakes are no standard inland bodies of water and their power is so often underestimated.” The Risks & Rewards of Great Lakes Surfing by Ella Skrocki, My North Media
“The Skrocki family has been selling boards, gear, and surfing camps and lessons since the shop’s inception, yet leading grassroots environmental campaigns and water safety classes have become dually important for them.” Matthew Dursum, Stab Magazine
“As Annabel said during our time together, “you respect what you love,” and the Skrocki sisters are helping more people develop a love for the Great Lakes in the hopes that they will cultivate a sense of responsibility towards the water as well.” Mae Stier, Glen Arbor Sun
There are so many things to say about the insanely awesome team at The Public Works who so beautifully captured our story and made the process so natural and fun. An epic adventure right here in our beautiful backyard with Thor Industries and great company.
“Join us along the coast of Michigan for a freshwater adventure with sisters Annabel and Ella Skrocki of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak in Empire, Michigan. We caught up with them to chat about their love for adventure, why travel has made their sisterly bond even stronger and how RVing and freshwater living go hand-in-hand.”
“A few day adventure with an epic team around my favorite area with my best friend was beyond fun. It gave a new insight to just how fortunate we are to live in such a pristine area with endless things to do and endless places to visit, even within a 20 minute drive. Every adventure with my sister gets even more fun and I am so grateful this one was so beautifully captured.” Annabel Skrocki
“A Q&A with Ella and Annabel Skrocki, sister surfers from Northern Michigan, who share what it’s like to ride freshwater waves – winter, summer, spring and fall. We talk about their environmentalism efforts to protect the world’s largest freshwater system, we discuss safety tips and how to stay warm in frigid temps, and we also learn from Ella/Annabel about what makes Michigan’s surf culture so unique.” Mappy Hour
“Conversations and moments shared with these friends, both in person and digital, create a meaningful feeling of home that transcends any one space. This time on the Manistee River is a reminder of that. Our journey is relaxed in nature. Our goal is simple: get out on the water together for a night and two days” Finding Gratitude in a Year of Exhales