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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.
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Cool, thanks heaps - Thanks heaps for everyones comments, 5/4 it is...sounds good, we use a 5/4 in NZ as well, looking forward to the west coast. Mark.
not that cold - No iceburgs floating by. Vancouver is like the Los Angeles or Miami of Canada, in that it's the warmest place to be in Canada in the winter. Only 1 or 2 days a year of snow because it's generally too warm for that; we get rain... a lot of rain! Don't get me wrong, it's cold here, but not like other places in Canada. Buy a 5/4/3 and wear it in any season. Boots are recommended and I personally wear gloves. I like the hood that's attached to my suit because it has a small visor that keeps the spray out of my eyes, but it can get hot and then I take it off. Basically, with a 5/4/3 you're not going to notice the cold water temperature. Sometimes I get so hot in my suit that I actually let a little water in to cool off. As for surf on the Vancouver side, I assume you mean the side of the island facing the mainland, because the only thing to surf in the Vancouver area is the Washington novelty spot, Point Roberts, during a nice wind from the south. The surf on the west side of the island is decent. I'm sure you'll have a good time. It will take some travelling time to get to the west side of the island. The straights are the closest destination. Otherwise, you might want to check out Westport Washington and even Northern Oregon, because you can drive there in less time than it takes to get to Tofino British Columbia!
east island surf - With the right weather conditions there is surf on the straight side. There is even surfable swell on the Vancouver side. Read your charts and explore.
- East fluctuates: Spring suit in summer - Survival gear, in winter (icebergs floating by).West is cold but manageable year round, 49-58 Farenheit. I wear a 5/4/3 year round, hood off often, no booties/gloves in summer.Based in Vancouver, you're looking at some travel time.
Moving to Canada... - Hey, I'm from New Zealand and in January am moving to the Vancouver area to work. Can anyone let me know how cold it is there and what sort of wettie I would need, I have heard its real cold but just how much colder the east to the west and stuff. thanks heaps.Mark
Fearless behind your keyboard? - Seeing as your post is signed with a fake name, I'd say it's pretty easy to figure out who the coward is. 99% of the posts on this website, for any country, are either anonymous, signed with a fake name, or don't have an e-mail address posted. So if you have a problem with Canada, why don't you just come out and say it? Otherwise, shut the **** up.
By Randi Cunnilicker
Wow - Seems like all the posts at this spot are unsigned. Are you Canadian farks a bunch of cowards?
- actually im a girl,yes there are alot of girls who surf in aus, but at the end of the day the beach is everyone's and what point is there in burning a car? come on people, grow up and have a beer instead of a fight. Be mates.
- Check out the comment from the guy from Surfers paradise, he called it. Try travelling to just about any world class surf spot AND CHECK OUT REAL LOCALISM. We have it easy !!!!!!!!!So quit your complaining or I might have to burn your car !!!!
no title - Jordan River, Sombrio, not close but then not that far either. You might get surf you might not, I think its only good in winter. I went to Sombrio and it was as flat as a tack. No swell at all. Good for paddleing practise though.
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