Surf | Great Lakes Guide
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!

I know people were telling me that it was going to be cold, and I showed up in mid-January, and it was partly frozen, but I was able to see the beauty of the lake in a different way and different perspective. Ice everywhere. Being able to see the water fill it, it was something I had never experienced before, like 2-3 degrees water. I was surfing in Bluffs Park in Scarborough.



Lake Ontario, ON
Larry Cavero
Lake Ontario Watershed