Shazia Mazhar

Photo by Bruised Camera

Photo by Bruised Camera


How did you first discover The Lakes?: I fell in love with surfing and SUPing while on vacations in other countries. I came hoe after a trip to Barbados and bought my first SUP from Surf Ontario in the middle of a snowstorm. Then I spent the summer learning skills with SUPGirlz…and I have loved every moment on our lakes since.

What inspires you about the LS community?: The stoke in our community is amazing. I have so much respect for those that have built the community and welcome us newer members. I have also gained a new respect for the lakes as a natural resource to protect.

Favourite places to surf?: I love surfing everywhere! Of course I love the lakes, but also love to travel and will surf anywhere and everywhere. Nicaragua will always hold a place in my heart as the place I fell in love with surfing.

What scares you?: Overconfidence scares me. I want to continually learn. Mother Nature reminded me of Her force. I always want to stay humble and in awe of the water.

What do you love? I love the exhaustion of a great surf session. I also love that moment of adrenaline when you just start to drop in. It makes me smile every time. And the people. Surfing is a community like no other.

Favourite food?: Is wine a food?

Motto or fav quote?: My personal mantra is Do it all. Go everywhere. It’s appropriate for a nomadic mermaid like me.