Surftacular Sunday!


As I was driving back from the Kuparisaari Triathlon the wind was just howling and I knew that there were waves in the forecast… So, I decided to take a detour on my way home and swing by Mclain State Park to see what the big lake was up to. The scene that I stumbled upon was like nothing I had ever seen before. The waves were awesome, the water was warm and there were damn near 20 people out surfing… 20!  I didn’t know there were that many surfboards in all of the U.P. On top of the board surfers, which was by far the largest contingent, there was a small group of windsurfers and a solitary kite boarder.

I have to say, it is pretty sweet to see the surf community growing and it’s cool to see everyone out together enjoying the shit out of themselves. Anyway, here are a few images from the hour or so that I stayed out there. I’ve got my camera… now all I need is a board and a wetsuit.
















3 thoughts on “Surftacular Sunday!

  1. CJulien

    Cool pics! We were out there watching Sunday afternoon also. Four of the surfers were from Marquette, not sure where that kiter was from, there were 2 kites when we were there; the rest were local! In your pics I see Dave Toczydlowski and Don Salo sailing and Robbie Johnson, Jon Julien, Sam Gardner, Bill Marlor, — Simula surfing.

  2. Donna

    Wow, who knew?
    I’ve been in the U.P. every summer since I was born 50 years ago, & never knew anything like this was going on!

  3. rp donovan

    yo dude,
    I was there that day too. Crazy to see this post 6 years later (5/1/2016). Did a 1/3 iron man at the Kup (2/3 of a 1/2 iron -swim and bike) and 30 knot + winds at mcclain– epic.

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