Wisconsin Great Lakes Chapter

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August 13, 2014 | No Comments

Surf @Water

Surf @Water is quickly approaching and we are excited for another awesome year. This year we are showcasing a diverse line up of short surf documentaries from around the globe. We are stoked to be showing a Great Lakes surfing documentary from filmmaker Ben Leitschuh.
Suits of Armor is a freshwater surf film about four hardy souls who call the frigid waters of Lake Michigan home. The film is a medium for sharing the stoke that drives all Great Lakes surfers to follow their passion. See this sub-culture through the eyes of the people who live it everyday.
Check out the links below for a tease and more info about Suits of Armor and filmmaker Ben Leitschuh.


July 24, 2014 | No Comments

2nd Annual Surf @Water Event

On August 23, 2014, Surfrider Foundation Wisconsin Great Lakes Chapter will present the 2nd annual Surf @Water: a film festival and celebration of Great Lakes surf culture on the beach in Shorewood.

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August 8, 2013 | No Comments

Surf @Water Event

On August 17th, the community of Shorewood, Wisconsin and the Great Lakes will gather together to celebrate what makes our community so special: our love of the lakes, fun with family and friends, and of course, surfing!

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Becky Leisch
April 9, 2013 | No Comments

Introducing New Chair Becky Leisch & Making Waves In 2013

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new Wisconsin Surfrider Great Lakes Chair after taking over at the end of 2012.  My name is Becky Leisch and I have been part of the chapter for over two wonderful years.

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John Suhar
January 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

My Personal Surfing Story by Chair John Suhar

Included below is a brief history of the Surfrider Foundation in addition to my personal connection to the Surfrider Foundation.

A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second. Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away. The quintessential perfect California wave was about to be destroyed.

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Happy New Year
January 8, 2013 | No Comments

Looking Ahead into 2013

We have had a very exciting couple years being a part of the Surfrider family, had a tremendous year in 2012, and are looking forward to an even better 2013. Below you can find a calendar of events for the upcoming year, and you can also view it online here. We hope to see YOU at any of the events listed and don’t remember to become a member if you haven’t already!
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January 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Review of 2012

“The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network” – Surfrider Foundation Mission

Throughout our second year, we’ve generated over 550 supporters via Facebook, over 250 followers on Twitter, 250 on Instagram, 1,200 video views on Youtube, 600 names on our email distribution list, and countless more supporters via our events.
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November 6, 2012 | No Comments

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the brand new Wisconsin Great Lakes Surfrider Chapter’s homepage! We are very thrilled to launch an all-new version of our homepage that delivers a better experience on every device – desktops, tablets, and phones.

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