There’s snow on the ground, the lifts are turning and the surf is pumping! 

Michigan is a pretty prime price to make multi-sport days possible. Are you ready to “Bear the Elements”?! 

From now through January 1st, show us how you can embrace the freeze by participating in the first ever “Bear the Elements” Multi-Sport Challenge to cap off 2019!


How to Enter:




  1. Follow @sleepingbearsurfandkayak
  2. Post photos or video of you shredding surf and snow in the same day on Facebook or Instagram. 
  3. Tag @sleepingbearsurfandkayak and hashtag #beartheelements 
  4. H A V E    F U N ! 



Voting Criteria:


  • Creativity: how you merge your snow & water activities, how you portray your day.
  • Gnarliness: the more wild the weather, the greater you bear! 
  • Multitude: how many ways can you #beartheelements in one day?
    • Paddle or surf
    • Ski, snowboard or even sled
    • Skate, bike, cross-country ski or hike



SyrupTree Pow Surfboard ~ $300 value

Surffur Waterparka ~ $159 value 

SBSK Swag ~ Total of $200 value 

Wetsox Accessories ~ Total of $100 value




Entries will be judged by Ella Skrocki, Mike King, Beth Price, Sean Mclain and Jake Therrien.

There will be three winners– first through third place.