Its year-round mild climate and long miles of ocean beaches make BC’s Vancouver Island a surfer’s paradise. From Tofino’s renowned Long Beach to the lesser-known breaks at the south end of the Island, riders from around the globe are learning what the locals have known for years – Vancouver Island’s west coast is a world-class surf destination!
On the opposite coast, the various breaks in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia offer beginner and intermediate surfing in the warmer months.
As with any surfing locale, potential hazards lurk with every wave…especially for those venturing out for the first time. Cold water combined with rip tides and crowds can be a dangerous mix.
Ensure that you are armed with the requisite skills and knowledge before you catch the endless wave...
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