The Great Lakes Surf Festival Approved for Inaugural Event

Contact: Joe Bidawid
Great Lakes Surf Festival

Muskegon, Mich. – On Tuesday, February 13th, the Muskegon City Commission voted unanimously to approve beach camping at Pere Marquette Park for the inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival, to be held on August 18th, 2018. The City Commission also approved RV camping for a nearby site that is walking distance to the beach.


The Great Lakes Surf Festival is expected to draw a large crowd of boardheads and beach lovers, and will offer a family-friendly atmosphere. The event will include workshops, free lessons, product demos, stand up paddleboard and kayak races, and paddleboard yoga. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, as well as merchandise. A large number of retailers and industry brands are expected to host booths and sponsor raffles.


The event is the brainchild of Joe Bidawid, a West Michigan resident and a former professional boarder.


Riders and visitors are encouraged to register at





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