Slater Supports Arrested Chicago Surfer

Man detained for riding at closed beach

Surfers in Lake Michigan

Surfers in Lake Michigan     Photo: free4lance2/Flickr

Eleven-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater says that he doesn't understand why police in Chicago arrested surfer Rex Flodstrom for riding in Lake Michigan on Tuesday. "Surfing is not a crime," Slater Tweeted on Wednesday. Flodstrom, 40, was held for four hours and charged with disorderly conduct after police found him surfing at Oak Street beach. Slater said he may appear at Flodstrom's hearing in Chicago on February 16.

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