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RE: Newfoundland« on: March 31 2009 12:03:00 »
dude does anyone know where you can go surfing on the west coast of newfoundland or get a board i really want to learn how to surf but every one says the waves are to low like in frenchmans cove where i used to live we got waves like 3 feet high and my dad always said their to low or youll hurt your self or itll be to cold i dont mind the cold or getting hurt although i just moved across the bay no good waves here there were higher ones in frenchans cove anyways is anywhere from a2foot wave to a 3 foot good for surfing hope it is cause ill find a surf board and learn how to surf
Newfoundland Surf Scene« Reply #1 on: April 14 2009 10:04:00 »
Hola! My brother and I have been scoping out a bunch of beach and point breaks on the west, south and east coast! Not about to give them all up outrite BUT they do exist and let me tell ya they can be over 10 feet high with the right ground swell and offshore wind conditions!!! We would be more than willing to chat with any fellow surfers in the area....and my brother makes his own custom boards rite here. Just me a email at [email protected] if you want to know more or want a custom surf board made up! Peace
p.s My family has been windsurfing on the west coast in the bay st.george area for over 20 years now!
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #2 on: June 17 2009 07:06:00 »
hey i aint sure if this is a good spot or not but frenchmans cove or benoits cove down the bay of islands might be a good spot
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #3 on: August 19 2009 22:08:00 »
Most of the breaks in Newfoundland are a bit sketchy.There are a few beach breaks on the south shore that are kinder than others.Try Chance Cove,its can be a good spot on the right swell(S-E) and tide,lots of sea life as well.Otherwise most of the good surfing in newfoundland is rock reef,little more shetch,but so consistant,has not changed since i first surfed 20 years ago.
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #4 on: February 18 2010 17:02:877 »
There is some good surfing here. It's probrally one of the better kept secrets of North America. And the local surfing scene unfourtunately intends to keep it that way. That's why there is so much bashing going on in this topic. I've contact a half a dozen local surfers or so about getting involved in surfing here and all have shown me the cold shoulder, definately not newfoundland hospitality. All I can say is this. The more you guys shut down people interested in the sport, the more people are going to figure out that your making feeble attempt to be greedy and hawg the surf to yourselves. It'll get out. I'll get the surf scene to blow up here. Just to piss you arrogant fucks off.
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #5 on: March 03 2010 13:03:513 »
Of all the answers I read here, seems to be only 1 or 2 people with dickhead comments (mostly 1 I think). Thinking of getting a surf board, however, will teach myself to surf and will have to surf alone because i have NEVER EVER saw anyone surf here, local or otherwise. Plus, I am the only one I know of with an interest in it. Not sure what all the protectionism is about. I thought waves were a renewable resource - is someone stealing them???? Very disappointing that even 1 person here has that attitude. Dickheads need not reply (but I know you will) because I won't be back to this site. The rest of you looking for buddies/help, best of luck because it sounds like you are going to need it.
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #6 on: March 07 2010 23:03:250 »
i have noticed as well, the local surfers here are somewhat bitter about new comers.they're very materialistic.Surf culture originates from people getting together on beaches, having fun swimming and surfing,just chillin out.Its a beautiful sport and doesnt deserve to be kept a secret.newfoundland canada is a surfing Utopia.Even For a sport that expands the mind you'll still find narrow minded riders..
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #7 on: April 05 2010 18:04:877 »
NL sucks........you guys keep bitching about other people coming......it sucks......2 days of waves a month! 2-8hrs of driving!? Unless your a trucker its not worth it....NS is where its at. All the kooks stay near the city and we go elsewhere! Zero degree water is retarded....
It always brightens up my day to read this post every 6 months! Yes Bye ;)
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #8 on: December 09 2010 22:12:00 »
I read about 30 or so posts before getting tired of the localism banter. If there is a downside to the beauty of surfing its the ugly face of localism and wave exclusivity. Surfers, by and large, are of a kindred spirit in pursuit of a stoke. We should welcome each other. Celebrate our commonality. Share the ocean. Protect the ocean. Cheer on the novice surfer, marvel at the pro, and never forget how pure the experience of "catching one" can be. Surfing is an act of beauty, fierce serenity, and surrender. It is an act of communion as well. With the wave, the board, the ocean, and all those who seek this communion. Localism is petty, trite, and a waste of waves. I'm surprised to find it on a forum for Newfoundland surfing.
RE: Newfoundland« Reply #9 on: July 16 2011 16:07:00 »
I have been wondering about the surf in NFLD. I expected that the folks that did surf would be pretty damn cool folk, but apparently the only ones that aren't are the ones that own the computers and make poor comments on this site. I would like to chat with some folks about waves in Nfld so if there are any folk in the know drop me a line.