July 16, 2024
Canandaigua, US 67 F
(585) 750-8234

About Us

Wake N’ Surf

620 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424 – (585) 750-8234

Let’s Have Some FUN!

Cheshire Cat Surf Company is the “go to” business for fun and entertainment on the water. Cheshire Cat Surf Company. is located on Canandaigua Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. Captain Mike “Whitey” Johnson has over 25 years of experience with water sports specializing in waksurfing and wakeboarding. We take groups out on the lake and teach them any water sports including wake surfing, wake boarding, and water skiing. Also will give share historic fun facts & events/property on the lake. Cheshire Cat Surf Company provides lessons from beginner to intermediate levels and always have fun while on the water. We also offers other water sports fun as well as leisure or sunset cruises. Come enjoy the huge endless wake on a Super Air Nautique G21.

Wakesurfing is a low impact sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether you are looking to wake surf, wakeboarding, water skiing or wake skating for the first time or you are an experience rider looking for some action on a wave. Our season runs from Memorial Day to October.

“I truly want to introduce and teach as many people as possible how to wake surf and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Canandaigua Lake.”

Mike “Whitey” Johnson


Who Is Capt’n Whitey?

We understand that you want to know your captain and the person to teach you Wakesurfing before you head out. There isn’t ANYONE better suited to help you learn & enjoy your time on the water. Mike “Whitey” Johnson has a passion that you won’t find anywhere else and the experience of a pro. Not convinced just yet? Here are some reasons why Mike is the best around:

  • Mike is born and raised in Canandaigua, NY.
  • He is a superintendent at a local golf course.
  • Cheshire Cat Surf Company was created based on Mike’s passion for Wake surfing and wanting to introduce the sport to as many people as possible.
  • Mike first started with knee boarding then wake boarding and eventually was the FIRST to start wake surfing on Canandaigua Lake. He is arguably the first to surf in all of Rochester, NY area. That is experience that you will not find elsewhere.
  • Eventually learned about the sport Wake Surfing and adopted it right away. This is not a JOB for Mike but rather a PASSION and wants as many people to explore and adopt the sport as much as possible.

620 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424 – (585) 750-8234