Apr 21-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: April: Apr 21-11
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Photos by Shawn Malone
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Photos by Shawn Malone
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Photos by Shawn Malone
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Photos by Shawn Malone

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 07:31 am:

Yes, you're seeing correctly, these folks are surfing on Lake Superior in the midst of the snowstorm a few days ago. Thanks to Shawn Malone braving the elements, along with the wet suited surfers, we get a front row seat to the sporting event, minus the chilling winds and pelting snowflakes of that day. It takes a hearty soul to surf the chilly waters of Superior in the summer months, but doing it when it's cold and snowy, well let's just say these folks have some real SISU! I'm shivering just looking at the pictures. :->

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 07:34 am:

Saw these pictures the other day on facebook...sisu people!

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 07:59 am:

Holy Wha Man. Those suits can't be "heated", or can they? Or are the surfers numb? Wow. That's a hardcore! LOL....I bet every surfer in Hawaii to Australia...can't put this on their resume! :D

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:08 am:

Great pics! They may be numb from the cold, but they don't have to worry about being eaten by sharks.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:18 am:

Like duuude, those waves look so, like gnarly, duuude.....

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:30 am:

Now that is dedication. It reminded of a Harley rider that I have seen all winter long, riding his motorcycle, so long as the roads were dry. Even when it was below freezing, he was out there. I figured that either his car broke down or he was trying save on gas.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:50 am:

For some reason that second pic looks more like a cardboard silhouette of a surfer than it does a real surfer. Had to look three or four times to convince myself that it was real.

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 09:27 am:

You actually stay pretty warm in a full wetsuit, especially if you're doing something energetic like surfing, windsurfing, or scuba diving. In fact, the bigger problem can be getting physically tired from working against that stretchy neoprene.

On the other hand, check out the surfer's right thigh and back in the second photo. Looks like ice buildup, just like on a lake freighter.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 09:36 am:

DALE; I thought the same thing.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 09:39 am:

They should have a fire going on the beach to warm up when they get out of the water. Then again they probably want to get out of those wet-suits as soon as they can.

By Les Henriksen (Lesh) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 09:53 am:

My guess is that the second photo is a cropped copy of the first one

By Wes Scott (Travelnorth) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 12:16 pm:

Isn't it entertaining to see surfing in the midwest! North of Duluth they were surfing at Stony point about 12 miles north of Duluth on the scenic highway 61.

Pictures I took on my blog:


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 03:12 pm:

I wonder if he drove in a Woody car 2 get there. Hang 10!

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 06:16 pm:

Nate's going to be so excited when he sees Pasty cam today! Nate used to kayak in Lake Superior, in the same conditions when we were in college. He often wants to take a day off work just to head up to the Lake when he sees the wave forcast like that! We just recently watched a film called Unsalted. It's a documentary of the great surfing conditions on the great lakes! It was a neat film!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 06:17 pm:

Blasting out "Surf City" by Jan & Dean, no doubt!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, April 22, 2011 - 07:57 am:

Like Janie, I think I saw this picture on Facebook. This guy's crazy, lol!!!

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