Arrested Lake Mich. surfer gets pro's support

January 20, 2012 5:16:44 AM PST
A man arrested earlier this week for surfing in Lake Michigan is getting some support from a surfing superstar.

On Tuesday, Rex Flodstrom was arrested after surfing on Oak Street Beach. While surfing is legal at select Chicago beaches, Oak Street is not one of them.

Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater took to Twitter Thursday when he heard about the arrest.

"Surfing is not a crime," Slater said. "Say what?! Maybe a few of us should attend court with him."