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Let’s be clear — Lake Tahoe is an extremely cold lake.

However, the frigid temperatures of the water did not stop a small group of thrill seekers from getting the chance of a lifetime: a chance to surf on Lake Tahoe.

If you’re familiar with the lake, you know what its waves usually look like when they calmly ripple against the beach. The wind from Thursday’s storm brought massive waves that resembled those of Santa Cruz.

The pictures above were provided by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, taken near their North Lake Tahoe station.