Okay, it's not Big Sur, but surfing in Lake Michigan is better than you think, and this weekend it ramps up quite a bit with the inaugural Great Lakes Surf Festival!

With the help of Grand Rapids based Michigan Foam Products and Grand Haven based surfboard builder Salt Free Surf Co, one of the largest surfboards ever made will be on display at the event.

This Saturday, August 18th at Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park is the day and place. The giant surf board, measuring at 36 feet long, will be the towering display centerpiece of the event and will be visible from two miles away.

The Great Lakes Surf Festival, the first event of its kind in the Great Lakes, will offer beach tent camping and RV camping, just a few steps from Lake Michigan. The family-friendly event includes over 40 activities, including free surfing lessons, SUP lessons, kayak lessons, yoga, and numerous other beach and surf related activities. All of these activities, more info and registration are on the event’s main website http://www.GreatLakesSurfFestival.com.