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By James Pribram | June 12, 2009
It may seem like a dreary day here in Chicago but for some the future has never been brighter. The decision was made to lift the city’s surfing ban and open up two beaches for surfing in the summer and four beaches for year-round. It’s been nearly seven months since our first meeting with the Chicago city parks district, along with supporters Vince Deur, Todd Haugh and Mike Urban. Dozens of phone calls, hundreds of e-mails. I must admit it does seem strange to be talking about surfing in Chicago, but how completely mind blowing that it was illegal.
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By Joe Haakenson | February 23, 2012
"Surfing is not a crime. " That's what 11-time Assn. of Surfing Professionals champ Kelly Slater tweeted when he found out last month that 40-year-old Rex Flodstrom was arrested for … wait for it … surfing Lake Michigan in Chicago. Flodstrom was charged with disorderly conduct, two counts of violating a Chicago Park District ordinance and one count of being in the park after park hours. He was handcuffed and taken to jail in his wetsuit. When the news got out, Slater was outspoken and expressed he might go to Chicago and attend Flodstrom's court appearance, which took place last week, in a show of support.
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By James Pribram | June 12, 2009
It may seem like a dreary day here in Chicago but for some the future has never been brighter. The decision was made to lift the city’s surfing ban and open up two beaches for surfing in the summer and four beaches for year-round. It’s been nearly seven months since our first meeting with the Chicago city parks district, along with supporters Vince Deur, Todd Haugh and Mike Urban. Dozens of phone calls, hundreds of e-mails. I must admit it does seem strange to be talking about surfing in Chicago, but how completely mind blowing that it was illegal.
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