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Photo Essay: Cleveland’s Lake Erie Surfers

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These photos were taken by Cleveland-based photographer Billy Delfs. A little about the Cleveland Ohio Surfers in his words:

“Cleveland Ohio Surfers surf the shores of Lake Erie. From what I learned, unlike the west and east US coasts where the waves are pulled by currents, the wind is what makes up waves on Lake Erie. It is usually cold when they surf, windy and wet; either in a storm or just before the lake freezes over. They wear wet suits to keep warm, to make the situation tolerable. I was cold this day. They come back often when the waves are just right. Once I counted 15. Sometimes I’ll stop and park on top of the hill overlooking the water to watch them ride.”

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