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The Local Board

For most Chicago residents, the lakefront is the last place you’d want to be caught on a blustery day. But the sharp winds and crashing waves off Lake Michigan beckon a small but dedicated group of surfers to the shore, donning wetsuits and ready to dive into the icy waters. It may seem unlikely that such a coastal pastime would catch on in land-locked Illinois, but surfing’s got a real following here.