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!

Now I’m involved in sailing and windsurfing, sort of to make up for all the things I could not afford to do on the water as a kid. Everything to do with the lake, I want to try.



Lake Ontario, ON - Norma Draper
Lake Ontario Watershed