Mike Sandusky (Co-Owner and Hard Goods Buyer)
What got you into the SUP business?
Surf Ontario started as a surf school teaching surfing on the great lakes, followed by SUPing on the great lakes as it came into vogue. Realizing there was demand from our students for boards we opened up the Surf Ontario surf shop to provide our customers with the complete package of lessons and product.
What is your most memorable moment in SUP?
My most memorable moment in SUPing would be paddling across Lake Ontario with my business partner Grant Kennedy. It was a 42 mile paddle we completed in one day to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.
Where do you like to paddle?
I like to paddle at Scarborough Bluffs or around the Toronto Island.
What is your favorite local restaurant for an after paddle meal?
When I'm hungry after paddling you can't beat Dante's up the road from my house.
What is your favorite local SUP event?
My favourite local sup event (sorry for the bias) would have to be the SUP4MS as it's a big social paddle and a lot of fun. This year we expect 100 paddlers to take part in the charity event.