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Events

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.

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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Meet-up Clean-up Series

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. 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...
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Drake General Store Pop-Up Shop

If someone told you could surf on Lake Ontario, you would probably shake your head in disbelief. It turns out you can surf on all of the Great Lakes, and there are great surf breaks right in our backyard. Swing by the Drake General Store on Queen West to check out our Pop-up Shop, and find out what’s making Toronto the new surf city.
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Social Paddle & Beach Clean-up

In the spirit of giving back to the environment, we would like to invite all standup paddle-boarders to join us for a social paddle and beach clean up at the Humber Bay Park East. If you don't have a standup paddle board, you can join us to clean the park and the beach from land. We are having a picnic after the clean up so that everyone can have a chance to meet and socialize.
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Ebb & Flow: A Surf Photography Exhibit by Lucas Murnaghan

Tides come and go. Ice shelfs advance and recede. As the days grow longer, the ice retreats to once again open our opportunities to surf. As the heat grows stronger, we dust off our boards and hang our winter gear. The cyclic tide of the north is the ebb of winter, and the flow of summer. Ebb and Flow is a photographic representation of the surfing culture here in the great lakes and around the world. The juxtaposition of these experiences and locations reminds us that it is the people, energy, and stoke that unites us. Surfing is about where you go to find it and where it takes you as a person. This collection of surf photography will convey the...
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Reggae Night

Because we never made it to the reggae night in Costa Rica, we decided to bring those tropical beats to warm up the winter back home. Freshen up those dreadlocks and join us for some groovy beats by DJ Reggae Shark and cocktails and craft beer by Montauk.We are stoked to show you our Spring/Summer collection. In addition to our men's line, we will have an exclusively women's line and our long-awaited rash guards! See you on the dance floor!
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Pop-up Shop at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival

We are joining forces with the Toronto Design Offsite Festival to kick off this year's Design Week in style!Come join us for brunch patrol on Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18 at our favourite neighbourhood restaurant L'Ouvrier Kitchenbar. We will have our shop set up next to bar from 11AM to 5PM both days. Come grab a drink and check out our handmade clothes as we celebrate the thriving independent design community in Toronto. L'ouvrier will be serving their outstanding weekend brunch on both days. No reservations are required!
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Pop-up Shack at Montauk

Come out for a Sunset Sesh at Montauk Bar.Temperatures are dropping, but the surf is heating up! Surf the Greats is preparing for the best part of the surf season by throwing a pop up party to celebrate. Great tunes, freshwater surf videos, and an opportunity to touch and feel our apparel line. Come hang with us for a swell evening, and celebrate this flourishing surf community around our northern seas.Music by Great Lakes Shark!Meet us at Montauk! Thursday, November 6, 2014 6 PM – 12 AMMontauk Bar675 Dundas St. W.
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The Cove Beach Clean Up

Surf the Greats in partnership with Surf Dreams Canada and The Flow Project present 'The Cove Beach Clean Up'. We all enjoyed the sunshine and the beautiful weather summer brought us. With that enjoyment comes all the traces that people leave at our local beaches. As we gear up to another fantastic surf season, let’s join forces and clean our playground so that we can all enjoy it throughout the fall and winter months.
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