Thanks to my friend Hugh, I became aware of Kincardine and Wasaga Beach for this week, and it looks like it’s going to be epic! (Green parts): You can see the predictions today of up to 8 foot swells/waves by tomorrow at dark. There’s been nothing for weeks despite the fact that typically autumn … Continue reading Dreams of a Huron Surf’n Safari!
Last nightSurf The Greats ran a great workshop on winter surfing and first aid that might be related to cold water surfing. It’s a Toronto store and outfit located in a artsy converted-factory kind of building with very friendly down to earth staff. I found some unique books: And gear to save up for: While … Continue reading Winter Surfing First Aid Workshop
I’m itching to try surfing in the 🌊 ocean 🌊!! In the past, on holidays, I’ve rented a board and at most had an afternoon to try it out. Totally self-taught just watching others. Earlier vacations meant I had the advantage of being an active skateboarder–so balance was good–but most times I was out of … Continue reading Road Trip??
I’ve wanted to check this out for a while, since it’s in my neighbourhood. One of these days I’ll surf here. It’ll be a fun challenge since I’m “regular footed” which means as the wave brakes away from the pier I will be facing shore and my heel side of the board will be riding … Continue reading The Oshawa pier
I was reading an interview recently on longboarding, with an American Great Lake surfer who was highlighting the fun of surfing a glider… Then I saw this video of Ryan Burch surfing one and it all made sense: Ryan Burch Gliding That looks so fun I think the most ardent couch potato would want to … Continue reading Long boarding: what is a glider?!
Being sick with a cold, as well as no wind this month, means I’ve had some time to live vicariously. These are surfers I’d like to surf like… enjoy the short videos! Torren Martyn Short board surfer oozing style (twin fin fishtail) Rob Machado Go Fish–surfing France in Autumn Australian 4time world champion Mark Richards–my body … Continue reading More surfers who inspire!
Check out this fabulous article and stunning pictures of surfing Lake Superior… The Other North Shore Continue reading The Other North Shore
So wax helps keep your feet on the surfboard. It’s like the grip tape skateboards have. It just goes on top but apparently some newbies have mistakenly put it on the bottom too, thinking “wax” must make it slide better, like cross country skis! 😂 But it has the opposite effect. You may recall that … Continue reading Sex Wax & Sticky Bumps!
So in light of the possibility of either wanting to carpool with another surfer or to travel with a passenger and my board, I realized I’d need a good roof rack. The board fits perfectly in the car but there’s absolutely no room for anyone else! I found a gently used Thule roof rack at … Continue reading Road trip?!
So in anticipation of cooler weather and windy days, I bought a hood attached to a vest from SurfOntario: It’s not a thick vest or neoprene or anything, but it has a kind of fleece lining and will keep my core just a little bit warmer until I feel I need a thicker suit in winter. … Continue reading Gearing up for The Winds of Autumn