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

Monday Magic at Jr. Waterman Camp in June

A gooshy reflection on the theme of Jr. Waterman Camp, and Day 1/Week 1 2023 / Written by Ella Skrocki    Sunday had me sweating. The forecast was playing tricks,

Our Mama Bear: Beryl Lewis Skrocki

On Christmas Day of 1960 in Centerville, Indiana, John “Jack” and Faith “Muzzy” Lewis presented the world with the most extraordinary gift; a beaming Beryl. It was quite fitting that


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.

Osprey: Finding Gratitude in a Year of Exhales

Written by Emily Hopcian / Photographs by Beth Price Photography “Conversations and moments shared with these friends, both in person and digital, create a meaningful feeling of home that transcends

Michigan Blue: Finding Their Balance

Women at Shred Camp discover inner peace and strength while having fun on the water. Photos by Beth Price Photography///Written By Amy S. Eckert /// July 31, 2020 Highlighting the

Weird Waves Podcast: Ella Skrocki

The Weird Waves Podcast popped in the shop and sat down with Ella Skrocki to talk Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak, females in the water, and all things surf, safety,

This is Range: Shredding Water in Winter

“Such harsh winters drive most of us indoors for warmth. For a dedicated and passionate group of female surfers, these cold-weather storms are a call to run, surfboards in hand,

Country Lines: Surf’s Up

Then 21 year old Ella talks surf in the heart of winter in Marquette while going to school at Northern Michigan University. “When I find the motivation to get out

Northern Express: Wave Riders

GOLD. “Beryl, a fit and fresh-eyed blonde, is now the proud owner of Sleeping Bear Surf and Kayak…” Anne Stanton, Northern Express And Paul Deheer as “Surfer Dude”.  

Glen Arbor Sun: Skimmin’ Up North

While the stream between North Bar Lake and Lake Michigan was still in it’s prime for skim boarding, we held the SBX Up North Skim Competition- such a rad event