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Paddle Power: Exercise on calm waters

Paddle Power: Exercise on calm waters

Visit Lake Michigan in July and August, and it’s more likely you’ll see calm, gentle ripples rather than the stormy, head-high whitecaps that surfers pray to find. But no waves are no problem, because that’s when I take to the water with my stand-up paddleboard.

July 15, 2013 6:45 pm
Water Sports Calendar

Water Sports Calendar

Looking for more to do at the beach than just read the new James Patterson book? Here are some activities to try on Lake Michigan this summer.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Diary of a Surfer’s Wife: Local surf shop earns Lake Michigan recognition as a place to catch waves

Diary of a Surfer’s Wife: Local surf shop earns Lake Michigan recognition as a place to catch waves

Ten years ago, I had never picked up a surfboard. Today, however, there’s a wetsuit drying in my basement and a quiver of custom surfboards in my garage just waiting for the next time the waves show promise.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ask the Surfer’s Wife: Erin Gerard explains where, when and how to paddle out on this shore

Ask the Surfer’s Wife: Erin Gerard explains where, when and how to paddle out on this shore

In California, my husband would be one of thousands of surfers pulling up to the beach with a surfboard strapped to the top of his car. In Michigan, however, things are a little different. So, it’s only natural that people wonder just how surfing on the Great Lakes works. Here are answers to…

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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