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Lake Superior Aquaman Patrolling the Big Lake on Skates

Video: Duluth Sea Smoke

Video by Twin Cities-based Sky Candy Studios.

Well Below Zero

This video by ‎Erik Wilkie‎ documents a Jan. 20 surfing expedition on Lake Superior when the temperature was -15 Fahrenheit.

Lake Superior Sunrise Time Lapse

Video by Danny Baker.

Weird Waves Season 1: Great Lakes

Shoe company Vans brings its branded content team to Duluth, and the locals show them some of the winter surf “hot” spots.

Video: Rad Surfing on Stoney Point

Once again Brent Eliason of Ease Drones has captured some exceptional aerial video of Lake Superior surfers at Stoney Point. The footage is from Dec. 28.

“All the surfers in this video were killing it!!!” Eliason wrote in the YouTube description. “My favorite shots are between 2:20 and 2:40. At 2:20 you will see UMD’s Randy Carlson just dominating on the SUP.”

Oct. 10, 2018: Record-setting Surf

Flashback to the big storm on Oct. 10: Brent Eliason of Ease Drones shot this aerial video as surfers took advantage of the 50 m.p.h. wind gusts at Stoney Point on Lake Superior.

Surfin’ Superior 2008

Ten years ago — Dec. 10, 2008 — City Pages profiled Duluth surfer Greg Isaacson.

In 1975, he found himself paddling out onto Lake Superior with a few local fishermen looking at him like he was insane. Isaacson went out in the middle of a storm. He wore the top half of a diving suit, which gave his arms all the flexibility and natural movement of the Michelin Man. This jerry-rigged outfit, combined with the glacial temperatures of the water, allowed him just 20 minutes of water time.

But the first wave he caught was magic.

1400 Miles, in Kilometers

Two friends, who are also brothers-in-law, ride motorcycles around Lake Superior. Veda Dullaghan narrates.

Matt Wahl – “Just Look at the Lake”

Perfect Duluth Day’s series of posts featuring Duluth-related songs takes a turn for the corny this week.

Eau Claire native Matt Wahl moved to Duluth in 2010 and by summer 2011 released this song on YouTube. He spent seven years in Duluth before moving to Knoxville, Tenn.

Video: Bear swimming near Madeline Island

Video by Tina Green.

Exploring Cave of the Waves at Crystal Bay

YouTube user “MNduro USA” took his scuba gear to Crystal Bay, about 50 miles northeast of Duluth, to explore the Cave of the Waves and check out some old dock cribs.

Lake Superior Wants to Kill You

Pardon the alarmist headline. Lake Superior doesn’t really want to kill you, but you should know all bodies of water are oblivious to your tiny existence and will absolutely steal you away any time you make the slightest error in judgement. So I’m not apprehensive about issuing stern warnings as if I’m your mom.

I know how seductive that big lake can be. And I know how much fun it is to dive off various bridges, rocks, swinging ropes or whatever it is you can propel yourself from into whichever refreshing river or stream awaits. I’ve done it, and I’ve lived through it. I’ve also seen it go wrong over and over and over again.

I’ll be the first to say when it goes right it’s a thing of beauty. You can’t let danger keep you off the water; we all know water absolutely gives so much more life than it takes. Just sitting on the shore looking at it, whether it’s perfectly calm or violently raging, is the easiest way to put yourself into your place on this planet. But it’s natural to want more than that. You have to at least put your toes in. And that sets you on the path to all manner of thrill seeking. Your ability to pick which point along the way to show some self control will determine whether you have the maximum good time or utterly wreck yourself.

Three Videos: Raging Spring, Exploding Waves, Oscillating Ice

Video #1: “A Raging Spring in Duluth, MN” by Abby Smith

Instagrammed: Gales of April 2018

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