About Us

The Great Lakes Surf Festival is the brainchild of Joe Bidawid, one of the most influential and highly accomplished Great Lakes Water athletes. Bidawid, a former professional windsurfer, is credited with pioneering both Kiteboarding and SUP on the Great Lakes and is also an accomplished surfer. He has been riding the Great Lakes for nearly thirty years and is a highly respected individual in the boardsports industry.

The goal of our festival is to bring people together and most of the water activities will focus on fun for all ages and a safe family atmosphere. 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. This is our goal.

Great Lakes Surf Festival is a Trademark of GLSF, LLC