Posted by: cherylyoung | February 19, 2012

Day 8-Surf a West Coast Wave

Day 8-Surf a West Coast Wave

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SURF a WEST COAST WAVE

It’s the best feeling in the world….I’ve been surfing for 26 years and still want it everyday

Raphael Bruhwiler, Tofino

Bobbing for hours in frigid water with your body shrink-wrapped in neoprene may not sound like fun, but diehard West Coast Surfers say the thrill of catching a wave erases all discomfort.

“It feels very free, very light, says Krissy Montgomery, an instructor at Tofino’s Surf Sister Surf School. 

 “Your mind goes clear; it’s like a spiritual experience…a ride is sometimes two or three seconds long, and yet it will change your whole day.”

There are surfable breaks along Vancouver Island’s west coast- including Sombrio Beach and Jordan River in the south, and remote Noortka Island and Hesquiaat Peninsula farther north- and largely undiscovered areas along Haida Gwai (the Queen Charlotte Island) But Tofino, north of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, is B.C’s undisputed surf capital.

Thousand of wannabe wave riders descend on the Clayoquot Sound community each year. 

 The area is ideal for beginners because waves roll onto a forgiving sandy shoreline and are less concentrated that at rock or reef breaks. 

Extra elbowroom on the nice long beaches help to maintain a friendly vibe in the water. 

And because there are several sites to choose from, it’s almost always possible to  find a beach where wind and wave conditions are churning up a decent surf.

Info (www.touristmtofino.com/activities/surfing.

– Shanna Baker

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