Surf Lake Erie
It isn't quite what the Beach Boys had in mind when they talked about "Surfin' USA," but it's possible to catch a wave on Lake Erie. When summer ends, surf season begins. Cold fronts, storms and 50-degree weather make the lake spin and sputter. You'll find other daredevils braving the elements at popular spots such as Edgewater Beach. So don a wetsuit, grab a board and try to take a ride on a Great Lakes' whitecap.