Inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival Less than a Month Away, Co-Founder Available for Interviews

Business News |Jul 30, 2018|2 min read

Muskegon, Mich. – The inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival is less than 30 days away. The festival takes over Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach on Saturday, August 18th. Co-founder Joe Bidawid is now available for telephone interviews, in-studio TV appearances, and radio interviews.


The Great Lakes Surf Festival, the first event of its kind in the Great Lakes, will offer beach tent camping and RV camping, just a few steps from Lake Michigan. The family-friendly event includes over 40 activities, including free surfing lessons, SUP lessons, kayak lessons, yoga, and numerous other beach and surf related activities. All of these activities can be viewed on the schedule of events page at



More about the Great Lakes Surf Festival


Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach will take center stage on Saturday, August 18th as it welcomes the inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival. The festival will be the first of its kind in the Great Lakes and is expected to draw thousands of surfers, boardheads, artists, and yogis. The event is the brainchild of Michigan resident Joe Bidawid. An accomplished waterman, Bidawid is a well-respected and accomplished Great Lakes surfer. The event is intended to provide a fun and activity-filled day for water enthusiasts of all abilities. The festival will provide the perfect place and opportunity for novice riders to access workshops, free lessons, and product demos. Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach was chosen for its central location and large surfing community.


Regional retail shops are expected to participate. Registered participants will be eligible for free product raffles, including a variety of boards, clothing, and a variety of sports-related accessories. The main prizes will be a new Naish Paddleboard and a new surfboard that is signed by 11-time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater.


Riders and visitors are encouraged to register at