Surfing Lessons + Rentals

From the day we opened, TCSS has been all about helping people experience the joys of the surfing lifestyle. No matter who you are or where you're from, we'd love to help give you that experience in the Great Lakes!

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Learn to Surf

We started giving surf lessons on Lake Michigan in 2005 and now take more people out into the waves than ever. Whether you’re a total beginner or have a little surf time under your belt, our experienced instructors are ready to help you get wet!

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Rent A Surfboard

Ready to paddle out into Lake Michigan? Now is your chance - we take pride in being the only shop in the Great Lakes region with a full line of high-quality rental surfboards! Choose from soft and epoxy surfboards, available for half-day or full-day sessions.

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Wetsuit Rentals

Make the most of your surf session - even on the chilliest Great Lakes days - with the right wetsuit. Temperatures can vary throughout the year, so we offer wetsuits for cold and mild water, along with mittens and boots.

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Learn To Surf

Surfing 101 Surf Lessons

Surfing Lesson FAQs

Lesson Pricing + Info

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Rent A Surfboard

Surfboard Rentals

Ready to paddle out into Lake Michigan? Now is your chance - we take pride in being the only shop in the Great Lakes region with a full line of high-quality rental surfboards! Choose from soft and epoxy surfboards, available for half-day or full-day sessions.

• After receiving your order, we will contact you to confirm your pick-up time, date, and other details.
• For groups larger than 10, please contact us.
• We will gladly reschedule your rental for the current or following season, but there are no refunds.
• Rentals must be booked 24 hours in advance (no "walk-ups").

Surfboard Rental Pricing

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Rent a Wetsuit

Wetsuit Rentals

Make the most of your surf session - even on the chilliest Great Lakes days - with the right wetsuit. Temperatures can vary throughout the year, so we offer two types:

Mild Water Wetsuits – generally appropriate from late May through early October.
Cold Water Wetsuits – generally appropriate from late October through mid-May; cold water mittens and boots are also available.

• After receiving your order, we will contact you to confirm your pick-up time, date, and other details. 
• We will gladly reschedule your rental for the current or following season, but there are no refunds.
• Rentals must be booked 24 hours in advance (no "walk-ups").

WETSUIT RENTAL PRICING

RENT A WETSUIT