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Surf Safari

Surf Safari



Learn to surf on our very own lakes! 

We go where the wind blows—literally. Let us take care of everything, with two ISA certified surf instructors we will have you riding waves safely in no time. We check the conditions daily, and send you an e-mail within 2-3 days from the adventure so you can book it. We will either set a downtown meeting location for a pickup, or you can drive yourself and meet us at the spot.

Lessons happen on lakes Ontario, Erie, and Huron; the whole experience runs is a half day or a full day with 3+ hours of lessons and surfing.

The day includes:

  • Transportation to and from the surf spot (if required)
  • Surfboard and wetsuit
  • Dry land lesson covering safety, techniques, and surf conditions.
  • In water lesson expanding on your knowledge from the dry land lesson.
  • Extra time free surfing with the group and instructors after the lesson.

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.

CLASS DURATION: 3 hrs plus

SKILL LEVELS: First-timer, beginner, and intermediate surfers



    $235 + HST – Meet at the beach
    $285 + HST – Get a ride to the beach


    *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

    Wave dependent surf activities will only show up on the schedule when there are waves and we are running activities.

    Upon booking your session, please fill out and sign our waiver online.

    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.

    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!


    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 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.