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ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Am I going to freeze out there??

A. Well we are in Canada, so you’d think the answer would be yes. But it’s not.

Wetsuit technology has come such a long way in the last few decades that you’ll actually be warm by the time you get out of the water.

The water temperature peaks between 13-14 degrees (57 Fahrenheit) in the summer months and only drops down to 7 degrees (44 Fahrenheit) in the coldest winter months.

I know, I know, I know…it still sounds cold. But you’ll be amazed by how well your wetsuit performs!

Q. Surf Lesson or Surf Camp?
Lessons are perfect if you want to get out and try surfing for the first time, or if you’re an intermediate surfer looking for some advanced tips to help you hone your style and skills. Read More

 

Surf Camps are designed for people looking advance their skill set over multiple sessions in different types of waves. And you get to keep your surf gear for the duration of the camps, so you can take what you learned in the lessons and keep practicing on your own.

Q. Do you provide transportation?

A. Yes. I can totally give you a lift. Up to 6 people if needed!

Q. Am I going to be amazing at surfing?

A. Oh heck yes, surfing’s super easy eh!

Ok, so that’s not true, but it’s A LOT easier and way less scary if someone takes you out in waves that are suitable for beginner surfers.

And surfing’s considered to be one of the hardest sports in the world, so proper lessons go a long way in the lifelong pursuit of chasing waves.

As the old saying goes: “The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun.”

Q. What beach are we going to?

A. Picking a beach is a little more complicated than it might seem; the optimal surf spot changes on a daily, even hourly, basis.

Here are a few of the variables we consider before choosing where to surf:

  1. Tides: Tides are pretty large up here in Canada and can have a huge influence on how the waves shape up for surfing. They change approximately every 6.5 hours.

  2. The swell: The size and power of the waves is always determined by the groundswells that travel here from far away, or even the wind swells that occur more locally. Either way, they’re always coming from different directions and affect each beach differently.

  3. Beaches: The beaches all have different orientations, so they pick up each swell differently. We have lots of beaches out there, which means we always have lots of options to choose from.

  4. And then there’s the wind: That pesky, two-faced wind. It can be friendly and help shape waves, or it can churn the ocean into an unpredictable mess. But as with the swell, it affects each beach differently, and there are always ways to make the wind work in our favour.

But regardless of all that, if there’s somewhere that you really wanna surf, we can do our best to make that happen!
 

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