• Questions come from the community

  • You vote for your favorites

  • WBEZ investigates, posting updates in real time

  • Followers help shape the investigation

  • We discover the answers together!


Previous Question Next Question

What's the real reason that surfing is prohibited on any Chicago beaches? And what can we do about it? I recorded a question about the 'funguards' who refused to allow my children to use their boogie boards-it's great fun-on one of Chicago's beaches for the interview with Rohm Emanuel sponsored by WBEZ. No definitive answer. Subsequently, I heard of a surfer who was arrested for surfing and sentenced to community service. Seriously--this is something which needs to be addressed. Why can't we designate a couple of beaches for surfing and boogie board usage. It's really not criminal behavior--it's just fun. We have great beaches and great waves sometimes. Why do politicians think it's funny when someone asks about surfing? It would be just one more attraction for our city.

Asked by Cherelyn Riesmeyer

Commenting Guidelines