Happy Birthday to our Great Lakes correspondent  Burton Hathaway!

The sun is shining, the water is 58 degrees, and the surf is rolling in. We can walk outside in a short sleeve shirt and shorts without too much complaining. This is winter for us southern Californians.

Not so for our friend Burton Hathaway over in the mid-west. He lives in Wisconsin, has to put on a snow suit to get the mail, and he’s a surfer. In order to surf he and his friends not only face that freezing trek to the water, but the freezing water itself. These guys must be surf stoked like no other. Check out these photos, and next time you find yourself complaining about that “ice cold” 58 degree water, just be thankful you don’t live in Wisconsin.