If you’ve ever wished you could ride the waves without flying to Waikiki, look no further than the western shore of Lake Michigan. That’s right. Wisconsin surfing!

Surfing in Sheboygan and the Great Lakes has been a local pastime for over fifty years, due to its ideal location and geography. Surfers refer to it as the Malibu of the Midwest. The biggest and best waves are formed when winds of 20-25 miles per hour blow from the northeast or west southwest.

Don’t expect the ease and comfort of warm, tropical ocean waves though. Surfing in Sheboygan is year-round, with surfers getting up at the crack of dawn in wetsuits to scope out the perfect spot. Sheboygan’s peak surf season runs late August through early April (appealing to the polar bears among us). If you’re a newbie, we recommend taking advantage of warmer temps in August and September.

Ready to give surfing a try? Check out EOS Surf & Revolution Board Shop, the first surf and paddleboard shop of its kind in Wisconsin that offers private lessons, rental gear and boards, and any other accompanying accessories.

Hang ten, everyone! Love the lake? Find more adventures along the Lake Michigan shoreline.