Stephen Marklew

It might surprise a lot of people, but the Great Lakes can offer up some amazing surfing experiences. Over recent years, more and more people are discovering the adventure of surfing these inland seas. While it can get pretty chilly (around 0-5 degrees celsius or 32-41 degrees fahrenheit), autumn and winter can produce some of the biggest waves due to wind currents and the lakes’ immense size (Lake Superior has been known to produce waves over 30 feet in height!). Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about a surprise visit with sharks or jellyfish. Get out on the waves and experience the adventure of Great Lake surfing!

We would put on our wet suits and just run out of the cottage and get in to the water and go wind surfing on the lake. I always felt like I was flying, it was just amazing flying over the water.



Great Lakes, ON - Christine Pylat
Lake Ontario Watershed