Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

lake superior thunder

from yesterday. more later.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Big NE from a few days ago

Monster waves, some of the biggest I've ever seen at this location, were to be found on any shore facing northeast on Lake Superior December 9, 2009. Winds this strong out of this direction seem to be rather rare indeed. Lakeshore Drive got a major battering with the "sea wall" being ripped up pretty good. There was freezing spray all the way across the road, lining the chain link fence beyond the bike path. The young Lombardi Poplar lining the drive got hit pretty good with ice.  I wasn't out long, only about an hour before dusk,  but couldn't believe my eyes with the size of the waves along the McCarty's Cove area. Did any of the crew dare to challenge these beasts? Police had most of Lakeshore Drive closed, and I didn't have time to walk in and check triangles, it must have been HUGE.  Ventured out to black rocks, and the freezing spray was all the way to the hillside bending cedars all the way to the ground. Can't imagine what that spot looked like at the height of the storm.

Friday, August 21, 2009

word is, waves come

A few of my surfer friends have let me know they think surf is a sure thing for today.So grab a a board and get out there! Sorry I can't get out there. Good luck you guys, and maybe next time for me!
Dan Schetter surf marquette mi surfingDan Schetter surfs Marquette MI

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Surfer's Journal

I just got an email from one of the surfer's depicted in this upcoming story-(and boy is he ever on top of things).... Aug 09 Surfer's Journal is running a 10 pager on the "Grand Sable Dunes Experiment" of January 09.,preview is now live on SJ website. words and photos Shawn Malone, surfers Marquette native Dan Schetter and world traveler Billy McCoy. Check Surfer's Journal website for peek, watch your mailboxes or find a copy! 1 page words, 9 pages photos.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Pics will be up either tonight or tommorrow from the past couple days surf. Have pics of Dan, Mike, Nate, Brent.
Brent, I don't know if you got my email, but it bounced a couple times.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lake Superior Surfing 01/23/09

Lake Superior Surfing at just about it's coldest. Supercooled water, icy, glassy waves, liquid ice.

Dan Schetter, out in front of a beauty

the paddle out, 01/23/09

More Lake Superior surfing photos from 01/23/09- click here

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Surfing Lake Superior

If you haven't noticed lately, freshwater surfing is catching on, even on very cold Lake Superior, with an average yearly temperature of 40 degrees F. Favorite surfing breaks are becoming more and more popular all around the Big Lake, and no wonder, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Here's a few of my favorites from the four years now ( wow-been that long??? ) of photographing mainly the Marquette MI crew on the south shore of Lake Superior. One of the local surfers here has been surfing these breaks in Marquette since the 70's, although the lineup has grown considerably in the past few years. Marquette surfers, if you are interested in contributing to this blog, running this blog or developing something for the Marquette surf crew, give me a shout(mqtphoto{at} and lets see what develops. It would be nice to have an active U.P. forum with updated info,news,pics,etc,whatever..Hardcore,I'm talkinaboutyou- I KNOW you have some sweet vids.....
For a more in depth look in photos at the Lake Superior south shore surf scene,more links are at: Lake Superior Photo surfing index. For more info on the ©content of this page,go here.

Dan Schetter carving the peak, December 08

Mike Horton(or is it Tyler?can't tell) in a blizzard, December 08

Dan Schetter on the wave of the day with the Marquette crew, April 08

One could argue Mike Horton was on wave of the day as well April 08

Big barrel Lake Superior-this one and another of Mike and Nate ran in Canadian Geographic to illustrate Lake Superior surfing in Canada.

Mike Horton readying his "jet start"- head high?

Sharing the stoke, April 08

Mike Horton, master of finding the reform, April 08

Mike Horton surfing with a winter backdrop in April 08

Marquette Mi Crew and rainbow waves, New Year's Day 08

Headstand Dan getting a Lake Superior Neti at the same time, November 07

Matt Koss on the east side, November 07

Dan Schetter with Marquette Upper Harbor light in background, November 07

Dan Rapp encased in ice after an icy session, January 07

surfer unknown, 10-04-06- I do know he drove from Canada to surf Marquette that day.

same surfer unknown, 10-04-06