Hanging Ten on the Great Lakes | North Coast Chronicles

June 25, 2022

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world!

Surf the Great Lakes? You betcha! Two well-known shredders in the Great Lakes join this episode of North Coast Chronicles to share the shark-free sport that now includes thousands of devotees. Ella Skrocki and Ben Sass, both of whom work at surf shops catering to the regional wave trade, share the best surfing spots and the secrets of hanging ten in the winter when swells are the biggest but the weather is the coldest! Layback and lineup for this fun episode of North Coast Chronicles: Tales from the Great Lakes.

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Helen Brohl

Helen Brohl is a Great Lakes gal, having grown up on the south shore of Lake Erie and a lifetime of summers on Middle Bass Island. Helen understands the Great Lakes as a valuable resource with a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Great Lakes Land and Water Use Policy and as an economic engine for the nation with almost 40 years of experience in maritime transportation and trade development. Helen previously worked as professional staff on the U.S. Congressional House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, with NOAA's Office of Coast Management, did trade development for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was the Director of Marketing for the Port of Chicago, the Executive Director of the U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Association, and is currently the Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System in Washington, DC. Follow along as Helen shares the nature, folk lore, and charm of the Great Lakes!