by Danielle Nelson, Grand Rapids Magazine

A festival coming to the lakeshore is all about “surf culture.”

The Great Lakes Surf Festival will be on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon.

The festival is open to a variety of boards sports.

It will feature music and various activities: surfing lessons; wing surfing; foilboarding; paddle races; beach ball boogie; hula dance workshops; yoga; and more.

“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,” say Joe Bidawid and Tammy Bidawid, co-founders of the festival.

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