Photo of the Day: September Surfing on Lake Michigan

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Why, yes, it is possible to surf on the Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan. But doing so means braving not-so-great weather.

This week, as fall ushered in high winds and life-threatening conditions, Chicago Tribune captured the scene as surfers donned wet suits and headed out into the waves.

According to Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak:

The best time to surf on the lakes is in the late summer, fall and winter, when storm systems begin to move more frequently across the lakes, bringing cold air & strong winds. Typically, surf days don’t come with blue skies and tropical weather, but rather onshore winds and rain or snow. 

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