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Traverse Magazine: Freshwater Family

“The Skrockis welcome people from around the world into a close-knit surfing community in the tiny Lake Michigan village of Empire, just like they’ve always belonged.”

Written by our dear friend and absolutely fluid writer Emily Hopcian, with photos by equally loved & talented Beth Price Photography, ‘Freshwater Family’ encompasses the history of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak, and how our passion for freshwater & love for community has shaped our business, as well as our family.

Enjoy. And THANK YOU. Read ‘Freshwater Family’

Paddleboard Camping on the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan

“A tribe of Great Lakes surfer women are the happiest campers when they head to the Au Sable to paddleboard, rest and repeat.”

The trip of a lifetime, collectively incapsulated in simple words. The Au Sable taught us to go with the flow, a night under the stars strengthened our bond and the trip played a role in inspiring us to share the power of women on the water through Shred Camp and has kicked off our first backcountry offering.

Get inspired: Read Paddleboard Camping on the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan