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Surf the Greats, in partnership with MEC and Patagonia, presents Meet-up Clean-up Series. This social event is supported by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and is part of the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The event aims to bring together standup paddleboarders from the GTA for a weekly social paddle and beach clean up, while inspiring change and raising awareness to the importance of conservation of our home waters.
Surf the Greats Beach Clean up Toronto Lake Ontario


The effects of marine plastic are much more evident when visiting beaches that are less frequented by the general public. We are fortunate to be situated in the middle of a vast shoreline—one that needs our immediate attention. In addition to exposing people to the natural beauty and accessibility of beaches in the GTA, we hope to inspire people to reduce their plastic footprint.

The series will take place at a different beach every Monday evening until the end of August. Join us for one, two or all of the events. There will be weekly prizes from Surf the Greats and our partners. Bring your own board, paddle, food and water. We will provide garbage bags and gloves for everyone.

Surf the Greats Beach Clean Up Lake Ontario Toronto

Meet-up Clean-up 01

Monday, July 27, 2015
7–9 PM
Cherry Beach

Meet-up Clean-up 02

Monday, August 3, 2015
7–9 PM
Scarborough Bluffs Park

Meet-up Clean-up 03

Monday, August 10, 2015
7–9 PM
Marie Curtis Park East

Meet-up Clean-up 04

Monday, August 18, 2015
7–9 PM
Rouge Beach

Meet-up Clean-up 05

Monday, August 24, 2015
6–8 PM
The Bluffs

Meet-up Clean-up 06

Monday, August 31, 2015
6–8 PM
Cherry to Wards Beach

Surf the Greats Beach Clean up Standup Paddle Boarding SUP Toronto Lake Ontario

If you would like to join but don't own a SUP, you can rent equipment ahead of time from MEC and meet us at the beach! More details here.

*All participants will be required to sign a waiver and release form at the beginning of every session. Surf the Greats reserves the right to change the location or cancel any of the events in case of severe weather.