Now that winter looks to be lightening its grip on Lake Michigan, area kiteboarders are finding open water to catch air on.

That was the case on Tuesday, March 24 when Marc Hoeksema, Stephen “Boots” Lee and Dan Bouchard met up at Pere Marquette Beach.

Bouchard made the trek from Lansing while Hoeksema and Lee are both locals.

The backdrop of the Muskegon pier with icebergs still mounting from high above, set up a unique day on the lake.

Check out video from the session.