Dairyland Surf Classic
In 1987 at a surf contest in Grand Haven, Michigan, Oscar Wolfbrandt (Director of the Eastern Surfing Association) asked us to host a contest on our side (West Coast) of Lake Michigan. We said “sure – we’ll have one next year on Labor Day weekend.” Oscar asked, “Why Labor Day weekend?” We told him that it was the end of the summer and the beginning of our surf season (Fall). This was pre-Internet so everything was word of mouth or through surfing organization newsletters. Little did we realize what the “D-Land” would become! The Dairyland Surf Classic has become the largest gathering of freshwater surfers in the world. The main focus has always been the gathering of surfers from all the Great Lakes to share stories, photos and celebrate the passion we all share and love. Most of us have surfed many breaks around the world but this, the Great Lakes, is what we call home.
–Lee “Waterflea” Williams
There will be no formal Dairyland Surf Classic Events in 2013,
although Sheboygan’s beaches and waters are always open to any the public for all sports.
Please click here to see event cancellation letter from event organizers.