They will be doing so for the Corona Dairyland Surf Classic in Sheboygan, which will be the site of the largest gathering of freshwater surfers in the world.
More than 200 lake surfers are expected at the 18th annual event, and, unbeknownst to many, the waves on the Great Lakes average 4-6 feet high during the fall and early winter.
Although many lakes like Lake Michigan provide great surf, Surf Classic co-founder Larry Williams says lake surfing isnt as appreciated as it should be.
For instance, Williams says the waves on most lakes come at a faster pace than many ocean surfing hot spots. Plus, a lakes fresh water allows surfers to ride a little slower; and theres no localism, at lake surfing spots, meaning riders dont fight over waves, they share them.
Even more importantly, as Williams puts it, [Lake surfers] have had frostbite before, but have never been attacked by a shark.
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