CHICAGO (CBS) — Lake Michigan was putting on a dramatic show Friday, and forecasters said waves could peak at more than 20 feet. That’s drawing surfers eager to catch a few waves, no matter how cold it might be.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports surfers said, at various places on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the waves are about as good as they get.READ MORE: Along With Chicago FOP, Alderman Wants To Repeal COVID Vaccine Mandate
Nevermind the wind-whipped snow and the cold water; when waves get as high as they were on Friday, surfers hit the beach to hang ten.
In Whiting, Indiana, Chicago surfer Steve Hobbs said the waves were “outstanding.”
“I mean, this is peak for us. This is like our summertime, so this is outstanding,” he said. “I’m ready to jump in, because it’s twice as big as it was last week.”