Surfers are known as people who will chase waves - going to where they need to be for the experience.
The recent October wind storm brought people to the Great Lakes for the surfing experience. See: High winds bring surfers to city
And a Canadian writer describes their trip to Lake Michigan for some late season surfing. See: Chill thrill: November is the best month for surfing on Lake Michigan
People are obviously willing to travel for the experience of good waves. Imagine what an always available Traverse City Whitewater park would do for tourism!