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Chicago, Ill.

Photograph By Nick Lavecchia

Freshwater surfing is not for everyone, especially when there's snow on the ground and the water temp borders on freezing, but there is a thriving surf culture around the Great Lakes, especially in places like Sheboygan, Wis., St. Joseph, Mich., and even the "Windy City," Chicago, Ill. Just because there's no ocean doesn't mean they don't get some wave action from time to time.