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