"Out of Place" is a documentary about the underground surfing community in Cleveland, Ohio. Since the 1960’s surfers have been exploring the southern shore of Lake Erie in search of waves. For the surfers it is a life of shared dedication to the water and to waves that rarely come. In the backdrop is a Great Lakes city trying to recover from a legacy of lost industry, lost jobs and a river polluted enough to catch fire. The surfers persist despite harsh weather and gray skies. For them, the golden age of surfing is right now. And it's happening five hundred miles from the nearest ocean.