Radical Rust Belt

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Pat Noyes

Film Summary

This was a fun little collaborative project. In October of 2017 surfers and filmmakers Pat Noyes and Rusty Malkemes circumnavigated Lake Michigan in the Grey Potato (Rustys’ Van) with a half dozen surfboards, a tent, a few cans of soup, some veggies, and a dozen eggs. Setting out from St Joeseph, MI and driving up the state of Michigan and across the Bridge, they camped and surfed on the Garden Peninsula for two days as well before surfing in front of the historic Seul Choix lighthouse where Pat interviewed Rusty about his unique Midwestern Surfing roots. After that they slowly made their way back to The Southend of Lake Michigan through Wisconsin, stopping in Milwaukee to surf with friends along the Illinois/Wisonsin state line, and eventually through Illinois, and Indiana, where they met up with Ryan Gerard to surf in front of a newly reopened Mt Baldy, and then finally back to Rusty and Ryan’s hometown of St Joeseph, MI just in time for one of the best swells of 2017. Surfing the Great Lakes is incredibly fun. So we hope you have as much fun watching.