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urfer Rex Flodstrom wears a wetsuit and carries his surfboard under his arm as he heads down the pier in Whiting, Indiana, to begin another run.

Rex Flodstrom wears a wetsuit and carries his surfboard from the beach to the pier in Whiting, Indiana, to start another run.

urfer Rex Flodstrom wears a wetsuit and carries his surfboard under his arm as he heads down the pier in Whiting, Indiana, to begin another run.

Rex Flodstrom wears a wetsuit and carries his surfboard from the beach to the pier in Whiting, Indiana, to start another run.

The best time to surf Lake Michigan is … winter!

Northern winter storms churn up Lake Michigan, producing large swells along the lake’s U-shaped south shore.

Rex Flodstrom wears a wetsuit and carries his surfboard from the beach to the pier in Whiting, Indiana, to start another run.

   

Ask any Midwestern surfer and they’ll tell you, the worse the weather, the better the waves. As surfers navigate both environmental hazards and extreme weather, the difficulty and shared risk has built a tight-knit community on the Third Coast.

Reset speaks with local surfers to learn more about winter surfing on the Great Lakes.

GUESTS: Zachary Nauth, freelance reporter for WBEZ

Mo McFadden, registered nurse and surfer

Rex Flodstrom, artist, athlete and surfer

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