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Surf Milwaukee Winter

So last Sunday I was just wrapping up a maternity shoot and was driving home down Lincoln Memorial Drive when I saw them dashing to the shore.

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The air temperature was around 20 degrees Fahrenheit with a steady wind coming in off the lake. The sun was shining bright. One of those deceitful days that looks amazingly warm but in reality is unashamedly cold. But why let a little bitter air stop you–this is Wisconsin, damn it! Cold is what we do!great lakes winter surf 1 great lakes winter surf 5 great lakes winter surf 4 great lakes winter surf 3 great lakes winter surf 2

With waves around 6 feet near the shore and more than 20 footers on the horizon these dedicated Great Lake Surfers took advantage of gorgeous winter swell.

And so did I.

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These guys were catching wave after wave. ┬áUnlike you might see Ocean Surfers at times, these dudes weren’t fighting over breaks. They didn’t have to. They were plentiful. I was so lucky to have captured this amazing session by these dudes.

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And then this happened ­čÖé

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The stoke was real brothers and sisters. This dude straight killed it.

 

 

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So glad I got to capture these moments. You never know what you will see when you go about your day. I was lucky to have had all my gear in tow as I had just wrapped up a shoot. But remember what our friend Chase Jarvis says–the best camera is the one that is with you. Even if I only had my iPhone–it was worth it!

And it was totally worth dusting up my absolute best pair of Puma’s!

 

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