December in Chicago: Surf's Up?

As the shroud of winter envelopes Chicago, and many residents are hunkering down at home to watch football, read a book or make a pot of chili, a small, hardy band of enthusiasts is looking toward Lake Michigan with a shout of "surf's up!" While the idea of surfing on Lake Michigan may seem counterintuitive, there is a thriving community of boarders who "shred" the waves along the shore -- except in Chicago.

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