At the southern-eastern end of Lake Huron, the second largest of the Great Lakes, lies a bay called the Georgian. Within that bay is another bay called Nottawasaga Bay, and on that bay is a small town called Collingwood, home to around 20,000 people. In an unlikely turn of events, some of them are surfers–but they’re a whole different breed of surfers: Great Lake surfers.
Waves on the Great Lakes aren’t often all that great. The water is never warm, and the wind is often onshore, but Great Lakes surfers don’t care. If there is a wave to be surfed, they will surf it, temperature or conditions be damned. And on those rare days when everything lines up? Well, it’s all the other days that make those worth it.