Inside the shop, you’ll feel right at home with a friendly, experienced team, probably a Skrocki. And outside, you can take advantage of all that our bountiful Lake Michigan playground has to offer. In 2004, Beryl Skrocki alongside her husband Frank, with three children at the hip, took a grand leap and opened Michigan’s first full service surf shop. Sleeping Bear Surf was founded, and continues to thrive in the teeny tiny Village of Empire, in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Since then we have been fostering community, and sharing our passion for the lake by providing lessons, rentals, camps, retreats, and top of the line gear for year-round residents and visitors of all ages, sizes, shapes, and colors alike. We hope that through your experience us that you might find a a grander connection with mighty Lake Michigan, and also, some ample Joy. That’s what it’s all about.

Thank you for supporting the our family owned small business, and therefore the Skrocki family.

See you on the water! And EnJOY.