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At Surf the Greats, we believe that we are nothing without our community. We strive to foster our community through a series of events throughout the year. Past events include beach clean ups, pop up shops, film screenings, photo exhibitions, community classes, and gear swaps.

Under An Arctic Sky

Join acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Chris Burkard for a special night of celebration of cold water surfing and adventure under the Northern Lights.
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Surf the Greats and Surf Dreams Canada Online Surf Shop are joining forces with Calii Love to celebrate this epic surf season we are having in Toronto, Surf City. Swing by the shack this Saturday to connect with our community, taste some healthy food and gear up for the winter swells. Start the day with a free Tidal Flow class, catch a Wave Forecasting Workshop, grab a bite or a drink, and come kick back with us at the best poke place in town. Good vibes only.
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The Cove Beach Clean Up #16

We've enjoyed the Bluffs over the warm months and as we switch gears into our surf season, it's time to give back to the environment. Invite your friends and family to come help us pick up litter and meet other surfers, paddlers, beach goers and outdoor enthusiasts in our community. There will be a free Tidal Flow Class, potluck BBQ, lots of prizes from our sponsors, and the annual Lake Steward Award ceremony by Surf Dreams Canada. We will also be collecting "Watermarks" for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper's project to archive Canadian water stories to demonstrate why swimmable drinkable fishable water matters.
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Tidal Flow 10 Week Series

With tides as a metaphor, we designed a fun and unique class to bring our community together to connect with their minds, bodies and with one another. This Vinyasa flow mixes traditional yoga postures with contemporary movements from Ginástica Natural, conditioning movements from surfing, as well as breathing and meditation techniques. The result is a powerful and unique class suitable for all levels that strengthens the body and nurtures the soul.
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On Days Like These We Must Surf

In the spirit of celebration during the Toronto International Film Festival, Surf the Greats and Patagonia would like to invite you to celebrate our thriving community of surfers in Toronto and to express our love for the Great Lakes. We thrilled to present the premiere of On Days Like These We Must Surf—a short documentary about a tight-knit community of Great Lakes surfers directed by Jake Kovnat.
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Surf the Greats and MEC Outdoor Nation invite you for an unforgettable day camp in TO Surf City. Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun in one of the most well kept secret islands in Toronto. With our stunning city skyline in the background, we are going to disconnect from our urban lives and connect with our natural environment in a truly meaningful way.
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Tidal Flow by the Lake Series

Come celebrate summer and our love for the Great Lakes with us. Bring a friend and your own mat/towel.Join us for one, two or all classes happening at a different location by the water every other Wednesday. These events are free, but we are accepting donations so that we can continue running similar initiatives for everyone in our community.
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The Cove Beach Clean Up #15

We've all enjoyed the great waves Lake Ontario brought us over the winter months, and now it's time to give back as we clean our beaches in preparation for Summer. Invite your friends and family to come help us pick up litter to some reggae tunes, and meet other surfers and standup paddle boarders in our community. There will be a free Yoga for Surfers class, potluck BBQ, lots of prizes from our sponsors, and the annual Lake Steward award ceremony by Surf Dreams Canada.
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Northern Swell

Three photographers have come together to share their distinct perspectives on cold water surfing. Marcus Paladino grew up on Vancouver Island and currently lives and works in the idyllic surf of Tofino, British Columbia. Will Saunders, originally from Colorado, lives in Central Orgeon and his photography has taken him up and down the West Coast from Nicaragua to Alaska. Lucas Murnaghan, born and raised in Ontario, shoots the local fresh waters of the Great Lakes and has captured surf breaks around the world including Barbados, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.
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Summer Games

In celebration of the Pan Am Games, we are having a special event. Because the only thing better than a party wave is a party itself, we are joining forces with our partners at Track & Field Bar for a night of games, drinks, and good music. On the lawn, bocce ball and deck shuffleboard to the best reggae, surf music and dancehall by DJ Great Lake Shark.
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