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PostHeaderIcon Tofino surfing

I’m on my way home from fun-filled few weeks of sea kayaking, skiing, surf kayaking & socialising. I was able to go to Tofino to join Shawna & Leon, Matt Nelson, Megan & Eric Schorr, Mathew Wendell, Wendy, Seth & Svetlana for some West coast waves.

We stayed in a great house on Chesterman’s Beach & watch the waves over breakfast, before chosing sea kayaks or surf kayaks to go and play. A hot tub awaits after a chilly session.

The inspirational and fun ‘Hurricane Riders‘ – otherwise know as THR, also came out to play and it was great to get to know them and share some of their energy. They are talented, inclusive, fun paddlers who are pushing themselves on the sea seeking smiles & skills. If you don’t know about them, check out their website & watch some of their videos. I did a bit of filming with them and a few shots made it into the introduction to “This is the Sea 5” which I finished editing while in Tofino.

“This is the Sea 5″ is now with DVD replicators and should be ready to ship to shops & individuals in the next couple of weeks. I’m really excited to have finished the editing & for people to see it.

Thanks to Rob Avery for lending me a fantastic Valley surf kayaks Rush mark 2, to Shawna & Leon, Eric & Seth & Svet who all helped to bring me the Rush and an Anasacuta to paddle. Thanks to THR and Matt Wendell for the photos.. and to everyone for the fun times!

I ended my trip with a talk at the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival which I enjoyed – and showed the”Tierra del Fuego” film. There are more films going all all week if you live in the area. I quickly met up with Bob Putnam from Deep Cove Kayak store who I met last year in Tarifa – he has some of my DVDs in stock for anyone interested.

Ok I gotta go catch a flight home!

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