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Introduction to Surfing and Forecasting the Great Lakes
Introduction to Surfing and Forecasting the Great Lakes

Introduction to Surfing and Forecasting the Great Lakes

Regular price $349



Introduction to Great Lakes Surfing is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of surfing on the Great Lakes. The course will cover topics such as break selection and predicting favourable wind conditions. Participants will also gain hands-on experience in the surf zone, focusing on skills like launching, landing, paddle strokes and catching waves. Additionally, the curriculum will include an exploration of wave dynamics, encompassing wave behaviour, identification techniques, and methods for choosing safe areas to enjoy.

The Niagara Peninsula provides a great opportunity to surf on the Great Lakes. In the fall, the prevailing winds shift from the southwest to the east. Due to the unique geography of the lakes, there is usually a place to surf during the windy season.

During this three-day training, we will follow the itinerary below:

Day 1: Wave Forecasting - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

We will rely on weather forecast data to carefully plan our two upcoming surfing practice days.

Day 2 and 3: Sea Kayak Surfing - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Once our plans are set, we will head to our destination and go surfing!

Required Gear:

  • A kayak with two bulkheads. 
  • A pump, a whistle, and a 15m floating rope.
  • A PFD is mandatory 
  • A paddle
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and snack


Please note that participants are responsible for parking permits. 

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Fort Erie) is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Attiwonderonk, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Mississauga. 

We are grateful for the knowledge shared with us by the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Canada as well as the circumpolar region of the Northern Hemisphere.