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Topic: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?
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Topic: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?
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Emily

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Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

I am moving to Barrie for school and am hoping to catch some surf close by. I haven't had a chance to check out the beaches in Barrie or know of anyone who surfs there. Does anyone know if there is surf close by or if you're a surfer and live in Barrie- hit me up! I'm going from spending every day of the summer at the beach with a group of surfers to a city where I know of no one who surfs or if there are even waves someone can surf and going to Toronto or Wasaga Beach with a longboard is a little hard with no car. Help a sista out! :)



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PURE

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

Hey Girl

I am sorry to be the one to tell you this, but the ony surfing your going to find in and around Barrie is on the net.  There are several beaches, easiest to access is down town about a 2 min walk from the bus station. However being that it's just a bay, there isn't strong enough current to create a break.  There is however lots of other water sports you can take part in. A huge wake boarding comunity, divers, Wind surfing, I imagine that you could get in some stand up paddle surfing.don't be discouraged. I wouldn't waste your time trying to get your stick to Wasaga either as I don't think there's a break there.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Emily

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

Are you for serious?D: Not even tiny longboard waves?  Or messy waves in the spring/fall? I move to the only place without a surf spot? . Thankyou though, someone had to inform me of this terrible news. I suppose this summer will be one of paddles, tanning, possibly learning how to dive and bumming rides home to my beach with pretty waves.



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PURE

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

Where do you live that you can surf every day?

I have been reading and it seems some people surf Lake Ontario in Burlington and Hamilton. But that may be more winter time.

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Emily

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

Sauble  beach. Its not everyday but we get decent enough waves throughout the summer . I'm just used to being at the beach every day of my summer swimming, surfing or paddling. And I've heard the same. Its usually best in the cold months most of the time for ontario surf haha . It seems to be a lot of  hit and miss for most  spots around here though.

By:

Taylor

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

So, just decided to get into river surfing. Anywhere around Barrie to try this?

By:

Dave

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

You're not totally out of luck! The Meaford harbour and Thornbury shoreline has been known to produce some sweet lake waves. The surf is far from consistent but when it happens, it's definitely worth the drive. Generally, it only happens towards the end of fall and into the winter so you'll need to find yourself a winter suit ect.

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Dave

RE: Surfing/surfers in Barrie,Ontario?

You're not totally out of luck! The Meaford harbour and Thornbury shoreline has been known to produce some sweet lake waves. The surf is far from consistent but when it happens, it's definitely worth the drive. Generally, it only happens towards the end of fall and into the winter so you'll need to find yourself a good winter suit.


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