Full disclosure: I put this trip together for Surfer Magazine back in 2016. I’d always wondered what the surf scene was like in Minnesota, wanted to meet the unique surfers there, and wanted to see if the waves were as good as I’d hoped. Everything was better than I’d imagined. This clip features the characters who showed us around, and the world-class surfing of Alex Gray, who was more than up for the icy challenge.
– Justin Housman, online editor