Produced by Antonio Turretto Ramos, USN, Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications, during advanced visual information training
Voice over by Scott Johns, Rochester Surf Club
Soundtrack Ry and Jess - Hatchbacks with Roofracks
Produced for academic purposes.
In the great frozen wasteland of the winter north there exists a small niche group of brave souls that surf the fresh frigid waters of the Great Lakes.
The men and women come from all different backgrounds in life and surfing. Most are transplants but some are native to the area. They refer to their ocean wave surfer counter parts as ‘salties’ and cherish the wins of local surfers in Great Lake surf competitions.
The Great Lakes is an emerging “Third Coast” that is gaining traction in surf lifestyle magazines and the global surfing competition circuit.