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Mike Killion, Great Lakes Surfer, in conversation with Zachary Johnston

In their latest collaboration with the hotel, Ship To Shore Productions helped dream-up the Cherry Circle Yacht Club, a pop-up bar experience debuting during the America’s Cup sailing competition happening on Lake Michigan for the first time June 10 – 12. To celebrate the pop-up, Ship To Shore hosted their Storytelling Series event in the Yacht Club.

Join STS co-founder and sailing photographer Zachary James Johnston for a conversation with fellow photographer and Great Lakes surfer Mike Killion. Believe it or not, there’s a thriving surfing community in the Midwest. Not only is Killion one of the dedicated surfers chasing waves on the Great Lakes, he takes his camera along for the ride and has become one of the most notable documentarians of this freshwater sport. Killion will share his tales of surfing in the freezing winter months, finding like-minded surfers in the most unlikely places and discovering techniques for tracking surfing conditions along the lakefront.


Ship To Shore Productions specializes in adventure, science, nature and conservation storytelling. Each month they host a Storytelling Series event at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel inviting adventurers, scientists, explorers and conservationists to share their stories.

June 18, 2016

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