August is the start of a surfing season on the Great Lakes. Local surfers are gearing up for waves and a few events.
Surfing is usually a sport that people need an ocean for, but the Great Lakes are surfable too.
There are people that surf on Lake Michigan year round. Ryan Gerard, the owner of Third Coast Surf Shop in St. Joe, says this is his favorite time.
“August and going into September we start to see more of those weather systems that we need to bring wind to make waves on Lake Michigan.”