Blake Meisinger, 15, was featured within the pages of ESPN.com on Thursday as part of an article on International Surfing Day. The national sports news outlet spotted the Shorewood High School junior taking in the waves in Sheboygan.
Thursday marked International Surfing Day. And, Shorewood's resident teenaged surfer-dude Blake Meisinger celebrated the only way he knew how. In honor of the day, ESPN posted a photo gallery of surfers hanging ten from around the world, two of which featured Meisinger riding some Great Lakes waves in Sheboygan. Patch caught up with the Shorewood High School junior last summer and talked to him about his love for surfing Lake Michigan at Atwater Beach. View ESPN's photos of Meisginer here, by clicking on the photo gallery on the right side of the article.
Nationally-recognized local surfer, Blake Meisinger, will share Aloha on Malibu waves after creating a following in the Great Lakes.
Blake Meisinger does something most Shorewood teens have only dreamed of. He surfs — at Shorewood's Atwater Beach. And, all over the Great Lakes, or wherever the waves take him. After two years of longboarding on the Great Lakes, Mexico and New Hampshire, the 14-year-old Shorewood sophomore will be part of a team from the Third Coast Surf Club of New Buffalo, MI, invited to the annual Malibu Surfing Association's 3-Day MSA Classic in September in California. Blake's surf season is less rigorous in Summer because it’s “too flat,” he said, referring to the lack of waves on Lake Michigan. So, he does most of his surfing during Wisconsin's winter months. Blake says wearing the wetsuit protects against the cold, even when winter storms are …