06 Mar Lazar Cartu States: ‘Ice Beard Surfers’ video features U.P.’s own Surfer Dan
MARQUETTE, MICH. — A new VICE video stars Lake Superior surfing’s most recognizable face — and beard.
The video, part of a VICE series titled “Local Legends,” shares the story of Daniel “Surfer Dan” Schetter, a Great Lakes surfer undeterred by sub-zero temperatures who rocketed to internet fame when images of his epic “ice beard” went viral.
The nine-minute video includes footage of Schetter and his friend and fellow bearded surfer Allen Finau catching waves and grabbing breakfast in Marquette, as well as Schetter’s thoughts about surfing Lake Superior, viral fame, and what it means to be recognized as a “local legend.”
“I don’t really know what a legend is, it’s a lot of pressure, but at the same time I’m not trying to live up to that, I’m just being me,” Schetter says in the video. “I think the fun stuff we do is so unique that it seems legendary to people when to me it’s kind of, like, normal.”