Forecasting Workshop

Wave Forecasting Workshop Learn to Surf in Toronto Great Lakes Surfing

Would you like to begin understanding how to forecast waves? We have prepared a workshop with all the information and tools you need to understanding how wave forecasting works on the Great Lakes, so you can start chasing your own waves and never miss a session.

The workshop will cover:

  • The science behind wave formation in the Ocean and on the Great Lakes.
  • Understanding weather maps and charts.
  • Using online tools and apps available for wave forecasting.
  • Introduction to the most established surf spots and the ideal conditions for each spot.
  • Understanding the differences in conditions for each season.
  • Overview of surf equipment.
  • Basic surfing etiquette.
  • Basic safety and self rescue tools.

    Wave Forecasting Workshop Learn to Surf in Toronto Great Lakes Surfing ISA

    Surfing the lakes can be greatly different to warmer ocean beaches—especially in the winter months. Learn the safety precautions needed when surfing in these months and how to prep for these kind of days.

    Please visit our FAQ page for more information about surfing on the Greats and our surf school. We have a mailing list dedicated to people who are interested in surf lessons. 


      $50 + HST 


        Surf the Greats — 250 Carlaw Ave Unit 101

        For questions please contact us at or call us at 647-489-7969 

        Use the schedule below to book your activity now

        Terms & Conditions


        You can cancel your class online or through our app up to 24 hours before class start time to avoid losing the class. We do not accept email or phone cancellations. If you have not canceled your class, you will receive an email the following day to advise you that you have been late canceled.


        Our late cancel policies are based on student feedback to help create a more fluid and relaxing sign in. If we hold a spot for you and you don’t show up it means that someone else could not get into the class and this is frustrating for people who have made the time to show up. 

        NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS are given for classes missed. 

        If you have a 5-class pass, the class you missed will be automatically deducted.

        We are sorry, but we cannot make individual exceptions. You have until 24 hours before class starts to add yourself in or remove yourself based on your schedule, so you can always wait until you know you can definitely make it to save your spot!


        All sales are final and not eligible for a refund unless Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. You have up to 24 hours to cancel or reschedule a class, and your account will be credited. Credits are non-transferable and may be used toward other workshops or products in-store and online. Cash refunds can only be issued if Surf the Greats cannot meet its commitment to deliver a class. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS are given for classes missed. 


        Our goal is to create a space for as many students as possible in every single class we offer, without overcrowding the class or letting space go to waste unnecessarily. In order to do that for each of you, we have a few guidelines in place:


        All spaces are available to book online up to 14 days in advance and pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in your favourite classes. Pre-registration is available through our MindBody online app.


        Even when a class appears full, you may, and should, add yourself to the waitlist. When a cancellation is made, the first name on the wait list gets automatically added to the class, and you receive an automatic email and/or text message at the time. Once you get added to the class from the waitlist you become responsible for attending or canceling.


        If you are not signed in at the desk or at the beach within 10 min before class starts and there are students hoping and waiting for a spot in class, we open the available spots in class to those who are on the waitlist, and your reservation might thus be forfeited. We also start our classes on time and will not accept any late entry to classes.


        Surf the Greats has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination based on age, gender, sexuality, mental or physical disability, body type, race, religion or political belief.