Surfer Dan

Tim Kemple, Stevie Meier | 2018 | 8 min.

2019 Official Selection

With an area of 31,700 square miles, Lake Superior is bigger than the state of Maine. In the winter months, strong winds blow across the cold water creating deadly currents… icebergs… and waves. Dan Schetter is a native of the upper peninsula of Michigan, with Lake Superior bordering its northern coast. Schetter is a local legend with a love for the outdoors and Lake Superior’s wicked, winter waters. He’s known for being the crazy guy catching waves in January and sporting a beard of icicles. Beyond the tale of his frosted beard, this is a story about Dan Schetter’s passion for surfing and how he credits the sport to saving his life.


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