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These Guys Went Surfing During The Polar Vortex And The Photos Are Chilling

Published 8 months ago

When we think about surfing, we usually imagine a sunny beach and a gentle summer breeze. But clearly, not everyone thinks the same – especially not Daniel Schetter, AKA Surfer Dan, a local legend from Marquette County, Michigan.

The recent polar vortex did not stop this guy from going surfing and photographer Devon Hains captured this freezing winter fun.

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Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

“The photos were shot two days last week, Sunday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 30th,” said the photographer in an interview with Bored Panda. “The photos feature both Surfer Dan and Allen Finau. They were shot at Presque Isle Park in Marquette Michigan on Lake Superior. The temperature for the Sunday shoot got down to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34°C) with the windchill.”

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Devon says he himself is not very experienced with surfing and has only tried it a few times with Surfer Dan. He took the pictures of the surfers while safely nested on the shore.

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Taking the photographs was no easy task for Devon. “The cold windchill caused my eyes to water a lot and it would freeze in my eyelashes. The cold air temperature meant I couldn’t exhale with my face raised to my camera because it would cause a layer of water vapor from my breath to freeze over my viewfinder and sometimes my lens,” explained the photographer.

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

“I’ve photographed Dan surfing in both sub-zero temperatures and pretty intense waves. Each time I feel a little concerned but I’m confident he knows his limits and it shows when he gets out there,” said Devon.

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Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

Image credits: Devon Hains Photography

 

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