by Julie Unruh,

CHICAGO — The fresh water winter surfing season is now — November through April. Dedicated surfers say, forget the cold! It’s all about the wind and the waves. If you dress for it, surfing on the Great Lakes is second to none.

“While it sucks, it’s really cold, freezing out, it just happens to be a great time to surf in the lakes,” said 23-year-old Chicago surfer Cade Chudy.

Chudy is a nanny, videographer and winter surfer. WGN went out with him on a 24-degree gray day. And the water temperature was 34 degrees, so dressing for the elements is critical.

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