by Kirk Mason,

NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Battling the winter blues with some time out on Lake Michigan. Sounds impossible this time of year, but a group of surfers say — not so fast!

The thermometer out on the lake reads 34 degrees, and the air temperature is even colder at 29 degrees, but 11 people were spotted out on Lake Michigan one cold January day.

Newschannel 3’s Kirk Mason caught up with a group of Lake Michigan surfers in Hammond, Indiana.

“It’s a beautiful lake! These waves need to be ridden, so why not?” Dave Benjamin said.

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