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Flat Water Intro to Surf

Wednesdays and Sundays
Cherry Beach

Flat Water Intro to Surf

Why wait for the waves when you can learn everything you need to know in a relaxed and safe environment? Flat Water Intro to Surf is the perfect place to start and build from. This program is designed for low wind days in a controlled setting, giving you the time to perfect the fundamental skills required for our Learn to Surf classes. This lesson will take you through a theory and dry land lesson that begins like any surf lesson, from safety and conditions, the differences from ocean to lake and a detailed instruction proper surfing techniques. This includes paddling techniques, turtle rolling, popping-up, correct stance and more. And yes, we will get out on the water and put this to practice, with our instructors right by your side helping you perfect these skills.

Flat Water Intro to Surf

In our Flat Water Intro to Surf class you can expect to learn some of the following:

  • A brief history of surfing (Great Lakes and ocean)
  • An introduction to surfing safety, including signals and conditions
  • Fundamentals of paddling
  • Correct paddle posture and technique (known as prone or prep position)
  • Dismounting from prone position
  • Entering and exiting the water safely
  • Popping-up
  • Correcting and perfecting your surf stance
  • Safely dismounting from standing
  • Paddling through breaking waves in prone
  • Turtle rolling
  • Sitting on the board and turning around  in the line up

Flat Water Intro to Surf

We will provide all the equipment you need. Show up with a towel and bathing suit at the designated meeting spot and leave the rest to us.

CLASS DURATION: 60 minutes

SKILL LEVELS: First-timer and beginner surfers


  • Surfboards, leashes
  • Dry land lesson covering safety, techniques, proper paddling and pop-up
  • In water lesson expanding on your knowledge from the dry land lesson

*Wetsuit rentals $15 if required

Flat Water Intro to Surf


$45 + HST

Class Times:


July 10 – August 28 @ 5:30PM
September 4 and 11 @ 5:00PM



July 14 – September 15 @10:30AM


Our Intro to Surfing Classes happen at Cherry Beach in Toronto.


*Minimum of 3 people required.
*Weather dependent. We reserve the right to cancel or change the class if we feel that the safety of our participants is at risk.

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.


You must show valid Photo ID with each class attended (whether that is on a 5-class pass or Introductory class). The name on your identification must match your name on the account. This is so we have the chance to get to know you! No extensions or holds. You must not have taken ANY classes at Surf the Greats from October 1, 2017 to qualify for either of these introductory passes.


The world can be a tough enough place as it is. Treat your fellow participants with consideration and respect … and if someone looks like they’re new to the studio don’t be afraid to say hi and let them know the lay of the land in a compassionate way… remember we were all new to a studio at some point.


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.