Great Lakes Surf Festival is Back on Saturday, August 14th

The Great Lakes Surf Festival is back this year and will take place on Saturday, August 14th at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan

submitted by the West Michigan Tourist Association

MUSKEGON, MI – After great success during the first two events in 2018 and 2019, the Great Lakes Surf Festival is back and will be holding their third annual event on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon Michigan. For 2021, event goers will be able to learn how to surf and paddleboard, along with practicing in yoga directly on the beach. Music, food, and a raffle will also take place. Several surfboards and paddleboards will be given away along with a trip to Costa Rica. 

No waves? No problem! The Great Lakes Surf Festival in conjunction with Tommy’s Boats of Grand Rapids Michigan will be making artificial waves. Tommy’s Boats will be able to generate waist high waves to simulate ocean waves. These conditions will be ideal for those seeking a gentle way to learn a variety of boardsports.  

Event Co-Founder Joe Bidawid is excited about what’s on slate for this year; “We are excited to see the Great Lakes Surf Festival grow and to have the support from our sponsors and from the surf and paddleboard industry. We have one of the most beautiful venue locations on the Great Lakes, in Pere Marquette Beach, and we encourage anyone interested in a fun and family friendly beach day to come out and join us.” 

 “Imagine a late summer day on an amazing beach, doing what you love and surrounded by so many people from all over the Great Lakes, who share the same passion. That is our goal,” says Joe Bidawid.

Royalty free photos of prior events are available upon request.  More information can be found at Contact the Great Lakes Surf Festival at