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Sheboygan Surfers

Ordinarily, you’d find hardcore surfers in California or Hawaii. But Alex Marks and his friends live to catch waves – and dodge ice chunks – in Lake Michigan. Sheboygan is home to their beaches of choice, winter is their optimum time to surf, and on a good day, they only need a board and a 5mm thick rubber suit to brave the elements. Watch as these Midwestern surfers break Great Lake waves.

After the segment, click here to learn how Sheboygan has come to be known as the “Malibu of the Midwest” in the surfing world. 

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Tall Ship Sailing Into Great Lakes History 

This weekend, maritime enthusiasts will gather in Green Bay for the Tall Ship Festival. Producer Aubrey Ralph spent the day on Wisconsin’s Official Flagship, the schooner Denis Sullivan, to relive the age of sail on the Great Lakes.  

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Surfin’ in Sheboygan:

When you think of surfing, you probably don’t think Wisconsin. But believe it or not, Sheboygan is Wisconsin’s very own Malibu. Commentator Bill Povletich tells us the story behind this most unlikely of Midwestern water sports.

Bill Povletich is a documentary filmmaker, tv producer and the author of Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin’ Safari.

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