The Last Place You'd Check
Surfer|Volume 59, Issue - 7
The Last Place You'd Check

While filming for his “Weird Waves” video series, Dylan Graves goes on a seemingly ill-advised mission to hunt quality barrels along the shores of Lake Superior

Ashtyn Douglas

Last April, Puerto Rican surfer Dylan Graves hopped on a plane to chase down a swell that was predicted to be 10- to 13-feet at 7 seconds. For a veteran storm chaser like Graves, you’d think that means he set offfor a thumping East Coast sandbar or a reef-fringed Caribbean isle able to handle sizeable swell. Instead, Graves’ flight was heading to Minnesota—the shores of Lake Superior, to be exact—over a thousand miles away from the ocean.


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Volume 59, Issue - 7