Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari

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Clerisy Press, Oct 9, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 198 pages
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For the past six decades, twin brothers Lee and Larry Williams have been surfing the gnarliest waves despite living nearly 2,000 miles away from any ocean. To overcome the obstacles of being born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, they brought their dreams and long boards to the shores of Lake Michigan. Often braving 35-degree waters and wind-chill temperatures hovering below zero, the Williams brothers quickly realized the biggest adversaries of the "Malibu of the Midwest" weren’t the lacking waves, but rather hypothermia and frostbite. Customizing their wetsuits to allow them to last nearly three hours in even the iciest of waters, Lee and Larry helped revolutionize a surf culture where one had never been before. As hosts of the Dairyland Surf Classic, they became international surfing celebrities and attracted hundreds of surfers from around the globe eager to partake in one of America’s best beach parties. Some Like it Cold is the fascinating story of two brothers whose lifelong journey to ride the ultimate wave seemingly brought the rest of the surfing world to their hometown.

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User Review  - MissYvonnee - LibraryThing

Although I don't surf (I did try once), watching anyone who ventures out on the waves has always held a fascination for me. To discover one could surf on Lake Michigan was amazing and I was excited to ... Read full review

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User Review  - CeeDeeGee - LibraryThing

Love the idea of surfing the Great Lakes! I would have never known that was possible! I grew up going to the beach in Florida so surfing was a big part of my teenage years. I wasn't expecting it to be such a good read and was very pleasantly surprised. Read full review

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