Do you find yourself liking all your friend's photos from incredible beach trips where they ride wave after wave? Well, now it is your shot. No, we aren't suggesting you need to dust off your passport. But explore a spot closer to home. For all of you wishing you were in Hawaii this summer, you should catch waves at this bright blue B.C. lake instead.\nYou don't need palm trees to embrace a tropical state of mind. Instead, all it takes is a fun road trip to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.\nDid you know that at this park in North Okanagan, you can learn how to wake surf? The turquoise swimming hole is a popular location for people who love thrilling water sports.\nYou might be wondering, what is wake surfing? It is similar to surfing in the ocean, but a powerboat makes the waves.\nSure, you might not be able to look like a pro-surfer after one weekend. But it is a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon in the summer.\nPlus, it would help you to feel more comfortable surfing once you finally visit Hawaii. We also love that at this B.C. lake; you don't have to worry about sharks like you would in the ocean.\nView this post on Instagram When you start floating in life... #goodday #positivvibe #goodthoughts no filter 🙌🏼 #turquisewater #kalamalkalake #canada #paddleboarding #kiri #minpin #supercool A post shared by Nadine (@mmnadine) on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:46pm PDT\nGetting started isn't as expensive as you might think. There are places in the area that rent everything you need by the hour.\nWhile at Kalamalka Lake, there are other more low-key things to do too. It is a peaceful spot to break out your paddleboard or go for a swim.\nView this post on Instagram [at a party] me: *over the music* DO YOU HAVE A RECYCLING BIN? #earthday A post shared by Billie Bomok🕊 (@billigram) on Apr 22, 2020 at 1:56pm PDT\nWithin the lake, you'll find multiple well-marked swimming areas like Cosens Beach or Juniper Bay that will take your breath away. The water is so bright turquoise; it is hard to believe it is in B.C.\nView this post on Instagram 🏄🏼♀️💗 A post shared by Violeta Fonseca (@violetafonsecaf) on Apr 6, 2020 at 4:52pm PDT\nReady to catch a wave? Go ahead and put Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park into your car's GPS and give it a try. Even if you aren't a surfer, the water here is so stunning you have to check it out and cheer on the wave-lovers from the beach.\nKalamalka Lake\nAddress: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Vernon, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can feel like your on a surfing vacation in Hawaii.\n View this post on Instagram What’s in your rack. Follow the link in our bio to find more handmade custom 1 off boards like this. A post shared by SurfSlut (@sswakesurf) on May 23, 2020 at 7:37am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.