Dairyland Surf Classic Sheboygan Reviews
Surfing in Wisconsin? Yes! Sep 05, 2010
Who would have thought that Wisconsin would be the home of the largest freshwater surfing competition in the world? I "discovered" this event a few years ago and finally went to it.
The annual 3 day event occurs during Labor Day weekend and attracts thousands of surfers from all over the country. Young and old, participants and spectators.
This annual weekend was selected back in 1987 primarily because the winds pickup and shift driving waves into the shore sometimes creating 8-10 foot waves.
Great Lakes surfing is not for the faint of heart. Waters here are typically only 34 degrees during the competition weekend so even spectators dress very warmly.
Corona sponsors the event. There are several classifications to enter and join in the fun. Spectators are allowed to mingle unabated on the beach right along competitors, so it's easy to get a first-hand look up close and personal.
I went on the last day this year but I vow to go next year in the morning hours to catch the best action.
Competition is open to various age groups for kids as well as more technical surfing for adults.
This was a fun event to see. Bring a warm coat and have a blanket or beachchairs available if you plan on watching all day.
Food, beverage, and product vendors are onhand, as are nearby restaurants and shops.
Sheboygan is located on Lake Michigan approximately 1 hour north of Milwaukee and 1 hour south of Green Bay.
Part of the Exploring The Waterfront of Wisconsin travel blog
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