Chicago surfer surprised with arrest

Forty-year-old cited for violating city park ordinances for being at a closed beach

Updated: February 1, 2012, 5:43 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN Action Sports

The conditions were far from ideal -- sun going down, temperatures in the 20s, chop on the water -- but Rex Flodstrom couldn't resist the urge to surf a 4-foot wind swell on Lake Michigan. Turns out, he had other forces against him as well. Namely the Chicago Police Department.

At around 5 p.m. Jan. 17, officers got a call that somebody was in the water off Oak Street Beach, a city park about three miles north of Chicago Harbor. They arrived at the closed beach to find Flodstrom ...

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