If you spend much time banging around on the Internet researching Great Lakes waves, you’ll quickly pick up on two things. With enough patience, the right kind of low-yet-optimistic expectations, and a really, really good wetsuit, the possibilities for surf in the Great Lakes are far more plentiful than you’d think. “Yeah, we’re transplants,” Hathaway said of his and Wall’s place in the Great Lakes surfing hierarchy. This was Greg Isaacson, a Great Lakes surfing original and most likely the first person ever to surf Stoney Point. Like Hathaway, Wall also moved to Wisconsin from Southern California after marrying a Midwesterner, but for Wall the transition was much tougher.