Sleeping Bear Surf

Sleeping Bear Surf, established in 2004 by Beryl & Frank Skrocki, is Michigan’s first full-service surf shop, built upon a love for the lake and the joy of riding waves.

Nestled in the Village of Empire, Sleeping Bear Surf is a family owned & operated community hub; specializing in retail, rental, lessons, classes, camps and retreats, providing education around water safety, advocating for Great Lakes protections, and offering a wide variety of community events.

Make it a day and choose from a large fleet of surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up paddle boards, bodyboards, skimboards, and cargo or fat tire bikes. Book a surf lesson, sign your kiddo up for Jr. Waterman Camp, invest in yourself via Shred Camp, join a Community Full Moon Paddle, or take on the Bear the Elements Challenge.

At the shop, find a wide assortment of high quality gear to ensure you’re well suited for your next surf mission, paddling trip, beach outing, or everyday adventure.

At Sleeping Bear Surf we are dedicated to connecting all who walk through our door with the beautiful, bountiful freshwater playground that is the Great Lakes, no matter what the weather provides!

So come, Get Your Feet Wet, and experience what the Freshwater Life is all about.