Permastoked with Derik Hyatt

Daniel Schetter aka. UP Surfer Dan - The Ice Beard Cometh

November 9, 2020

#PERMASTOKED, Episode 17: Daniel Schetter aka. UP Surfer Dan – The Ice Beard Cometh…Now Available Free for Streaming and Download on the Alexa AppiTunes / Apple Podcasts at,  DeezerPandoraPodbeanGoogle Podcasts at at RadioTuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also Watch the Show on our YouTube Channel at  Be sure to Listen, Rate, Review and Share!

You’ve seen him on VICE TV, and now in this episode, Derik Hyatt chats with the Ice Beard Surfer himself, Daniel Schetter aka. UP Surfer Dan from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Join this surfing Canuck and Super Yooper as they discuss random topics such as sobriety, surfboards, the expansion of Great Lakes surfing, skitchin’ off Gordon Ramsay’s car, growing cannabis, ice beard preservation, what not to try at home, spreading Covid-19 through your beard, and finally his trident and dog, Smokey.

This episode was recorded on October 27, 2020 underneath the moonlight of Marquette, Michigan.  It contains explicit language and thus listener discretion is advised.  This podcast also contains discussion around dangerous feats involving freezing lakes and ice.  Please kids, do not try this at home.

You can connect with UP Surfer Dan on Instagram at @upsurferdan, but be sure to watch The Ice Beard Surfers of Lake Superior | Local Legends | Surfer Dan by VICE TV on YouTube at along with Surfing The Freezing Waters of Michigan | Taji Grows An Ice Beard at  Also, you do not want to miss UP Surfer Dan’s portrayal of Poseidan as he stars in the music video In Time by Kuebiko at

Special shout out and credit goes to Tamir Klein of Homegrown Surfboards @homegrown_surf, Matt Smolenski of SRF MVMT @srfmvmt and The Rock Pile Gang, and Dean Williams of Up North Great Lakes Surfboards for their continuing contributions to Great Lakes surfing.

To reach Derik Hyatt for comments, questions, collaboration, sponsorship, business enquiries or bookings, including SUP and yoga, please email

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We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the unceded, ancestral and occupied traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation: the People of the Three Fires known as Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomie Nations and further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.  As we live, work, surf and play, we say Mahalo to the MétisInuit and Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and from around the world, who have stewarded these lands and sacred surf spots for thousands of years.

Mark Malibu & The Wasagas for providing our intro music “Hey Chiwawa” off their 2009 album Crash Monster Beach, our outro music “End of Summer” and “Twelve Year Itch” off their 2017 album Return of the Wasagas.  For more information, visit and listen to them on Spotify or iTunes.

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