Freshwater surfing! Kirk’s beyond stoked to get a chance to surf Lake Michigan.

After leaving Charlevoix, we snuck into Leland just before a cold front moved in. The front brought strong winds that ended up sticking around for three days, which prevented us from being able to leave, but on the flip side, the sustained winds created a good sized wind swell. It wasn’t the best surfing conditions but it was more than enough to ride!

We don’t have a surfboard on the boat, but were lucky enough to time our arrival in Leland with our friend Phil’s Hobie Cat company annual retreat. Phil brought Kirk an inflatable stand up paddle board to borrow for the day, and Kirk took full advantage.

While waiting for the winds to subside, we spent an evening hiking up through the Whaleback Preserve, a nature reserve overlooking Lake Michigan.

After day three in Leland, we got our chance to depart. The wind was still a force to be reckoned with, however. Thankfully a bunch of fellow boaters helped us get off the dock, and we were off!

Hope you enjoy!
Lauren & Kirk

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