A Celebration on the Beach to Support Our Great Lake!
Join us for the 5th annual event on August 19th as we celebrate our lakes, our families, and your first wave!
SUNRISE PADDLE OUT
There's no better way to start your day - bring your board and meet us on the beach at 5:30. At 5:45 we'll paddle out and celebrate the sun!
Join us on the beach for contemplation, discussion, and freshwater fellowship. Morning Ceremony Coffee and pastries will be provided by our friends at Colectivo Coffee.
Shorewood resident and yoga instructor, Annie Melchior will be leading this year's Surf @Water's morning yoga session. This provides a great entry to a day of celebration, reflection and yes, relaxation.
Let's all do our part to leave the beach better than we found it! Join us as we clear our beach of unwanted trash and debris. Surfrider MKE will provide the bags.
Surf @Water Boardswap
11:00am - 1:00pm
Since our inaugural board swap on August 3rd was such a success, we decided to hold another swap during this year's Surf @Water. The board swap is open to veteran surfers, newbies, and anyone curious about our thriving local surf scene! Bring old and new boards to buy, sell, trade or display. Share surf stories and get stoked for our upcoming fall surf season.
BELAIR CANTINA SURF AND SUP COMPETITION
Our 2nd annual BelAir Cantina Surf and Standup Paddleboard Board Relay Race is going to kick up the energy on the beach. Bring your own, or grab a surfboard or SUP provided by EOS Surf Shop, and join us for what is shaping up to be an exciting event!
SURF AND SUP LESSONS
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Surfrider MKE is ready to teach you and your young ones to surf or standup paddleboard! Sign up, suit up, and get in the water! Teams of surf and SUP instructors will be available from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Boards provided by Lake Effect Surf Shop.
MUSIC FROM OCEAN RUSH
Bring your beach blanket, or grab some folding chairs, and enjoy authentic Hawaiian music performed by Ocean Rush.
SURFBOARD & FYXATION BIKE RAFFLE
Don't miss out on your chance to win plenty of surf swag, dinner at local restaurants, or one of our marquee items: a street ready, sweetly styled Pixel bike from Milwaukee's own Fyxation Bicycles or a 9'6" custom-shaped, custom-graphic surfboard shaped by Tim Folkert of Migration Surf .
HAWAIIAN BLESSING FROM OCEAN RUSH
As the sun sets on the bluff, Ocean Rush will perform a traditional Hawaiian blessing.
We have an excellent and eclectic lineup of films this year. You can check out the full details of the films HERE!
- Three Stones from the Sun by Sebastien Zanella
- Fish People: A Film About Lives Transformed by the Sea by Keith Malloy
- Proximity by Taylor Steele
Surf Camp 2017! After the films, follow the fun to Camp Bar in Shorewood! Join Surfrider MKE and Camp Bar for Mai Tais on the new deck: We've got live Hawaiian music from Ocean Rush, a surf swag raffle giveaway (including a custom-shaped, 9'6" Lakefront Brewery surfboard), and John's killer Mai Tais! Pull over at the tiki torches on Oakland Ave - this will be a fun night for a great cause!