The Lake Ontario Crossing is Canada’s first and only open-water distance race for SUP and prone paddlers. The 32 mile, point-to-point course matches the standard established by the Molokai-to-Oahu crossing in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California.
In September 2014, Dan Michaluk and Rob Kavcic crossed Lake Ontario in under six hours – Dan paddling prone and Rob on a standup paddleboard. A year later, Gander Tawaststjerna joined them on their second crossing in challenging ocean-like conditions. With that, Dan and Rob created The Lake Ontario Crossing to share the open-water paddling experience with the local community and its guests. It is a demanding physical and mental test for those ready to take on the open waters of Lake Ontario.