Surf Academy

Surfing is an art of self expression. It is both a physical sport and a life style choice. To thrive surfing is to have an understanding of nature, weather, water and wave systems and being aware of yourself and your surroundings.

We teach students foundational surfing skills such as stance and balance, safety and risk assessment, wave science, hydrology and weather forecasting.

Our with the surf program goal is to to develop all round surf riders which will also eventually include wind spots such as kite surfing, wing foiling and stand up paddle board racing. This program will utilize the stand up paddle board as a means to teach the basics of surfing. Stand up paddle boards are an easier mechanism to teach all aspects of surfing.

As with all of our courses, we integrate our activities into an academic curriculum that is guided by Ontario provincial standards. Students learn without realizing that they are learning and develop a sense of curiosity as they encounter complex problems.  For instance we learn about distances and measurements through map work.  We learn about tree identification while teaching fire building and shelter building. We learn about soil types through teaching tracking skills.

Students learn to work as a team to over come a variety of challenges, they spend their days outside, travelling through forests and over lakes, engaging with the natural world and themselves.

Upcoming Courses....


WILD School Surf Academy


Thursdays 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Peasemarsh Beach
September 22nd - October 25th, 2022

Plus two additional Saturday sessions - October 1st and October 15th, 2022
Minimum 3 session commitment
$50 per session

In this introductory surf program students will learn the basics of surfing including stance and balance, safety, as well as wave science, hydrology and weather forecasting. Taught by experienced Great Lakes surfers including Jeff Barrett, Founder/Executive Director of Blue Mountain WILD School.

Equipment Required
- Wet suit (minimum 3mm)
- Booties recommended
- Stand Up Paddle Board and Paddle
- Life Jacket

*Board Rental option available for an additional cost. Please indicate upon enrolment.

Ages 9 to 14