by Lisa Umholtz, Kincardine News

It may not be the first place people imagine when they think of surfing, but Kincardine has gained the reputation of a great lakes surf mecca.

“People would just laugh,” local surfer and Kincardine native Don Peddie said, recalling the times he’s told people about surfing in Kincardine. “Even right now, [people say] ‘You can surf out there? What are you talking about?’”

Most people don’t even know freshwater surfing exists, let alone know that Kincardine’s Station Beach is one of the best places for it.