Photos: Great Lakes surfing, Superior style

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1 A surfer rides a wave Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
2 A surfer floats on a wave Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
3 Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. tightens his wetsuit Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 before heading out to the waves at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
4 With nearly 10 mm of wetsuit between him and the cold, Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. grabs his surfboard from the top of his truck Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point in Duluth, Minn. "I'll be out there for an hour, hour and a half, or if I ride three big waves or have three big wipeouts. Whichever comes first," Wilkie said of his Monday surfing plans. 
5 Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. applies a fresh coat of wax to his surfboard Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 before hitting the waters at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
6 A path through the woods leads Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. to his entry point at Stony Point into Lake Superior Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
7 A large wave of ice cold water crashes into Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. as he prepares to enter the waters of Lake Superior at Stony Point Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
8 Surfer Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. works his way out into Lake Superior after taking off from Stony Point Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
9 Bob Tema of Minneapolis heads to the waters of Lake Superior at Stony Point to surf Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
10 Surfers walk along an icy snow-covered path at Stony Point strewn with rocks and iced and snowed over driftwood to reach their launching point into Lake Superior Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
11 Mark Anderson, left, of St. Paul, Minn., and John Benzick, right, of Minneapolis, talk as a wave breaks around them Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
12 Large chunks of ice mix with rocks and pebbles Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 to form the beach at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. where surfers descend when the waves pick up. 
13 Waves crash near shore at Stony Point Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. Surfers were drawn to Stony Point by the warm winter temperatures and waves up to eight feet. 
14 A surfer rides a wave Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
15 Kyle Wilson of Rice Lake, Wis. catches a wave on the way into shore Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn.