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John Spillane of Manistee paddling out for waves at 1st St Beach


Sun, wind, and waves… Yesterday was a good one for paddle boarders, windsurfers, and kiteboarders up and down the West coast of Michigan. Today is forecasted to be even better!  Below is a story and pictures my Dad shared with me from yesterday in Manistee. Feel free to submit your pictures and stories to and we may feature you in a future post.

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Chad Weber of Traverse City after ripping up 1st St

“Chad Weber of Traverse City came down to wind surf at Manistee this afternoon. Air temperature 43, wind chill 34. Chad was tearing it up on the First Street surf cam, but I didn’t get there until he was wrapping it up. (No gloves on the water either) Thanks for the inspiration Chad.”

“John Spillane of Manistee got on the water  stand up paddle boarding at First Street Beach.  This is 16 months in a row for John to hit the Michigan surf. Michigan after Chad to catch a few rides.”

Thanks for the pics guys! Looked like an awesome day in Manistee. Here’s hoping for more of the same today.

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