SUP adventure out to icebergs leads to images of winter’s remains on Lake Michigan [VIDEO]

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Spring is in the air but don’t tell that to the icebergs still floating in Lake Michigan. For some area residents, the large blocks of winter’s remains are reasons to get out the wetsuits and stand-up paddle boards to explore.

With that idea in mind, Marc Hoeksema, Pat Taylor, Jason Gorski and Chris Mattesson ventured out to Pere Marquette Beach this past Saturday to check out the icebergs.

“In this case, it was just a special time of the year for us to be out there by the icebergs,” said Hoeksema who is an avid surfer, kiteboarder, waterman. “Basically we were transporting ourselves to another state or another galaxy, really.”

The icebergs are no doubt impressive with some still reaching significant height. Their features are like a scene from another planet.

“The east wind from the night before really pushed the masses of ice further out onto the the lake,” said Hoeksema. “It was a day where you could see these chucks of ice floating way out there with perfect blue skies behind them.”

Video below shows the four paddling out to the edges of the icebergs finding ice caves and more. The action was shot via Hoeksema’s GoPro and camera.

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Jason Gorski scoots his way around a Lake Michigan iceberg. Photo/Hoeksemaphoto.com

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Pat Taylor carries his board across the Lake Michigan ice on Saturday, March 28. Photo/Hoeksemaphoto.com

 

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Pat Taylor approaches a towering mass of ice. Photo/Hoeskemaphoto.com

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Jason Gorski picks up speed along the ice shelf. Photo/Hoeksemaphoto.com

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Another corner of the ice is found by Muskegon resident Jason Gorski. 

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Chris Mattesson (left) and Pat Taylor find a nook in the ice. Photo/Hoeksemaphotos.com

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