Southwest Lake Michigan came alive on Friday, December 21. Jake Bresette came out for dawn patrol before opening up Lake Effect Surf Shop and scored an empty lineup for a solid hour. As the morning continued, the lineup started to grow. The regular footers had to make do with mostly lefts, though there were a few rights for the patient.
South/southeast winds provided ideal conditions for clean, waist-high waves on Black Friday at Atwater Beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here Jake Bresette joined other freshwater surfers early prior to opening up Lake Effect Surf Shop, the store he and his wife Alaina own and operate.