When the temperature drops and the wind starts to sting a little when it whips across your cheeks, most of us start to spend more days bundled up indoors. Not for our fearless Brand Ambassadors from the Great White North. This is when they grab their thicker wetsuits, booties and surfboards and head straight for the best surfing on the Great Lakes! Lucas Murnaghan and Antonio Lennert are two friends of ours that have transformed the surfing community in and around Toronto, Ontario. They created Surf the Greats, an adventure travel and lifestyle brand focused on delivering experiences that will reconnect you with life and nature around the world. Surf the Greats aspires to establish and foster community through the adventure, and enjoyment of surfing within the great lakes and beyond. We will educate, explore, and share through the medium of surf, while reconnecting with the magnificence of nature.
They regularly hold wave forecasting workshops and surf yoga classes as a way to help connect their community through the power of surfing. Lucas started surfing and taking pictures and pretty quickly realized that the photography was to become more than a passing hobby. In just 3 short years, he’s become one of the hottest new surf photographers and recently held one of his first exhibits showcasing some of his cold water surf photos. I have know this orthopedic surgeon/ surf photographer for over a decade and I’m proud to hang one of his photographs on my wall. It reminds me that you can chase new dreams every day. This is us standing in front of the photo I bought!
Antonio, another one of my very favorite humans, added yoga instruction to his many talents and has been leading yoga & surf retreats to wonderful locations around the world, including Brazil where he is right now. I was recently in Toronto and was able to attend an awesome surf yoga class where we all hanged ten on the edge of our surf mats in between sun salutations!
These two embody a spirit of adventure, a love for community and respect for the environment we live and play in. We are proud to be a small part of your journey. Or rather, helping you cart your stuff around while you change the world, surf adventure at a time!