Whiting has a skatepark for skaters and skateboarders, and it's really cool. Watch the kids as they skate. Bring a bag lunch - there are picnic tables nearby.
Equipment: The skaters are teenagers, so bring your kids!
In June, 2004, Whiting opened a new 5,000 square foot concrete skate park, designed and built by Grindline, near Standard Diamond baseball fields. Unlike most skate parks that I've seen it doesn't consist of a series of metal ramps but instead is two bowls with concrete formations.
On the Saturday afternoon when we stopped by there were 4 or 5 guys with skateboards and several with inline skates.
Free to the public.
I was a little skeptical when my husband said that people surfed on Lake Michigan but as you can see from the attached photo, indeed they do. He says that the beach at Whiting Park has the best spot in the Midwest for surfing.