Sheboygan Surfer Rides Lake Michigan’s Winter Waves

By Joe Astrouski | April 29, 2014


Ordinarily, you’d find hardcore surfers in California or Hawaii. But Alex Marks and his friends live to catch waves – and dodge ice chunks – in Lake Michigan. Sheboygan is home to their beaches of choice, winter is their optimum time to surf, and on a good day, they only need a board and a 5mm thick rubber suit to brave the elements. Watch as these Midwestern surfers break Great Lake waves.

Joe Astrouski

Joe Astrouski

Joe Astrouski is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who travels the state, telling the stories of people and their passions. In his spare time, Joe enjoys fishing, hiking and eating his way across the Midwest with his wife, Charity.  Astrouski is a reporter, field producer and narrator for “Wisconsin...

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