My North: Winter Freshwater Surfing on Northern Michigan’s Great Lakes

Autumn and winter bring freezing rain, snow squalls, gale-force winds and phenomenal freshwater surfing in Northern Michigan.

Written and Photographed by Grant Piering

“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