Surfers catch waves on Lake Michigan

September 29, 2009 (CHICAGO) They were riding some unusually large waves near Winnetka.

These 10 to 12 foot waves are some of the biggest seen in the area in 10 years. Some expert surfers took advantage of it and did their best to ignore the cold water.

Surfing appears to getting more popular in the area. Earlier this summer, surfers were permitted to surf the water off some of Chicago's beaches.

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