Thrill Seekers or Stupidity?

Not that long ago, a man died when he was swept off the Ludington breakwater in high surf and one would think that might have served as an ample warning to those that try such stupid things. Apparently not as people are still “braving” high surf as if were all some sort of thrill seeking game!   Our site has posted dozens of picutres about how stormy Lake Michigan can get.  There are a couple of pictures we have on site here that show boats even being thrown up on this breakwater so how can people think they can withstand these heavy waves?

Once you’re swept over the breakwater you find yourself in heavy surf and if there’s no one close enough to you, your fate is death.  Especially at this time of year when Lake Michigan begins dropping its temperatures.  Maybe I should have just rephrased my title saying that thrill seekers ARE stupid.  Yet some of these people even bring their children along with them. 

I enjoy watching the surf crash upon the breakwater BUT FROM SHORE!  My life is too valuable for me to risk it like that.  But then some people are wise and then there are those that are “otherwise”.

3 thoughts on “Thrill Seekers or Stupidity?

  1. Crazy. Lake Michigan is not to be messed with! Ran across your blog trying to find cabin rentals and hope you could answer a question. I grew up in NW Indiana (rural) and only went as far north as Ludington once. We’re hoping to take the kids camping Anyway, what is the rule for cabins/houses within Manistee National Forest? Are they grandfathered in properties from before it became a NF? Part of farms that have been split up since the land went federal? I am completely confused and can’t find any good resources online to explain it. Thanks for your time and a glimpse into northern MI. Sarah


  2. Great picture as always. Where do I find the picture of the boats on the breakwater?

    I’m really going to miss this blog. I just found you this summer and now you’re going away :<( . I'm glad the site will still be around so I still can visit the Lake Michigan pictures. Thanks for that.


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