School Information

In our 19th year of operation, founded in 2000 by Tim Blanchard. We have pioneered the sport in Southwestern Ontario and are commited to the continued promotion of kiteboarding in the Great Lakes and Southern Ontario. With over 1000 lessons taught and 5000+ hours of combined lesson and riding time, Tim Blanchard is your kiteboarding authority in Ontario.

Surf Culture Canada at a Glance:

  • A maximum 2-1 instructor-student ratio to ensure the highest standards of safety.
  • PASA certified instruction from instructors familiar with the local conditions.
  • Boat support (24 foot pontoon and 10ft zodiac in past) 
  • NEW FOR 2018 PWC support used for offshore winds or busy beach conditions to ensure a prime lesson location, regardless of the wind direction.
  • Utilize high quality gear from the top kiteboarding manufacturers.
  • The best kiteboarding lesson locations in the Great Lakes, only accessible by boat.
  • Instructors certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • 19th season of operation; since summer 2000 (1st in Great Lakes and Canada)
  • Head Instructor/Owner: Tim Blanchard B.Sc, B.Ed, High School Science Teacher (Naish team rider 2001-2006) Wipika Cerified in 2001, PASA in 2002

School Operation:

  • Water Lessons: April 15 – October 1
  • Snow Lessons : Dec 15 – Feb15
  • Snow Clinics : Dates to be announced depending on weather

Office located in Lakeshore, Essex County, Ontario

The most experienced, the most respected. Tim Blanchard and Surf Culture Canada has  been featured in:

  • KiteBoarding Magazine
  • Kiteboarder Magazine
  • OLN
  • CBC Radio
  • Global TV
  • Intersections Magazine (Mazda)
  • Local TV interviews

Mailing Address:

Tim Blanchard

182 East Puce River Road

Belle River, Ontario

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