RAPTOBER BEACH CLEAN UP at 57TH Street

On an unseasonably warm, muggy October day, Surfrider Chicago fielded a small, but hardy group of volunteers to de-plasticize the city's best surf break: 57th Street Beach. Usually attracted to north side beaches due to centrifugal force, proximity, and perks, we turned our attentions to the south side this time. The beach was already in decent shape from prior attention lavished on it, but we "detailed" it with care, and even sent a SWAT team into the giant rocks to clean up dark recesses that had possibly never seen the hand of man. Kudos to those brave enough to perform this filthy work. As the clean up wrapped, the clouds gave way to a burning sun, and water fun commenced in the clear, beautiful low 60's degree Lake. This event concludes the Chapter's 2013 outdoors/beach season.