surfs up article

2018-3-1 | Chevy New Roads Magazine

Surf’s Up

We sent photographer Chris Arace out in a Chevy Colorado to capture images of an astonishingly determined group of Great Lakes surfers. He made the truck work as hard as his subjects, and reported back on how the Colorado helped him on the job.

When Chris Arace discovered a hardcore group of surf lovers who brave icy winds and shockingly cold waters in northwest Michigan, he knew he had to capture them at play.

“I’ve always wanted to tell this story,” Arace says. “It’s something that is unique to Michigan and unique to the Great Lakes, these surfers who just love the sport so much they go out in conditions that some people would consider pretty nasty. They might spend the whole day looking for the perfect conditions and then take their two hours and they do it.”  

These surfers just love the sport so much, they go out in conditions that some people would consider pretty nasty.

We put Arace in a Chevy Colorado, and he traveled north the weekend after Thanksgiving to meet up with the surfers. They came from around the state for a day’s waves at Van’s Beach in Leland, Mich., near the northernmost tip of the “mitten.”

“We drove up real early in the morning and waited until the wind was ideal—you just never know with the wind conditions; they change by the minute,” he says. “At about 3 p.m., it came together. They started surfing, and we started shooting, and it was awesome.”

During the wait, Arace passed the time listening to music and hooking up to the Colorado’s available Wi-Fi® hotspot to keep an eye on the weather. The vehicle, he says, “was ready for the trip unwrapped and out the box. You could pack all the gear you needed into it and not worry about folding down a number of seats or fussing with it. We could throw our gear in and just rock.”

 

STORY: ALEXA STANARD/PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRIS ARACHE

A truck to take you places
Take to the woods with confidence in the Chevy Colorado. With the available 3.6L V6 engine, Colorado boasts best-in-class 308 horsepower. And it’s the first midsize truck to offer 4G LTE technology so you can stay connected even when your cellphone isn’t.  

How to … Convert Your Vehicle into a Mobile Office

Chris Arace shared how “working from truck” is easy with the Colorado.

Stay connected
An available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot meant Arace could track changing weather conditions.
Bring all the gear

Plenty of cab space helped Arace and his crew keep their gear safe and protected. And there’s the truck bed if you need more room.

Crank some tunes
During some downtime, Arace listened to music streamed straight from his phone with Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.
Keep cozy

Cup holders for warm drinks and available heated seats helped Arace stay warm.

The Details Matter

2018 COLORADO 


ENGINE

Available 3.6L V6 DI DOHC VVT

HORSEPOWER

308 hp

SEATING FOR

5

WHEELBASE

128.30 inches (Extended Cab and Crew Cab Short Box)

300 x 120
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  • Truck shown is the Colorado Z71 Crew Cab Short Box with Available Z71 Midnight Edition Package.
     

     

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  • With available 3.6L V6 engine.

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  • EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Sonic with 1.8L engine and 5-speed manual transmission 26/35; with 1.8L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 25/34; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed manual transmission 28/37; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 27/35.

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  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/39 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission.

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  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

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  • EPA-estimated 28 City/39 Hwy MPG

  • With second row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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  • Premier shown seats seven. Standard on L, LS. Available on LT.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

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  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

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