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RE: Surfing Ontario« on: August 11 2006 20:08:00 »
is this "thee Tom"? the one that works at the YMCA I remember having some funny conversations with you last winter
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #1 on: August 12 2006 15:08:00 »
Hey Everyone. This forum is awesome. I live in Oshawa and will hopefully be buying my first surf board by the end of this year. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion about which surfboard companies make the best quality boards. I will be doing some Great Lake Surfing and Some Ocean. Thanks in advance.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #2 on: August 13 2006 19:08:00 »
I have been surfin TO for 10 years now and Ive never seen anybody else other than myself and my 2 surfer bros. We know almost every spot. TO waves are wind generated. You have to know which lake catches what direction of wind and what wind speed to develop swells that are large enough to ride(this is probably why we dont see anyone else). I surfed Lake ontario at the toronto beaches boardwalk during hurricane Fran and caught solid peeling overhead 8 footers, wind surfers were drowning in the heavy surf and ambulances lined the beach for them. I have enjoyed surfing here in TO inwhich I thought there was absolutely nothing. However u must pay alot of attention to weather channels/stations and be ready to skip work etc to catch them. If u want more info reply to this email.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #3 on: August 13 2006 22:08:00 »
you are a qwiff!
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #4 on: August 17 2006 12:08:00 »
I live east of Toronto, Whitby actually, does anyone know any spots out this way? What weather conditions should I be looking for? What generates ridable surf on lake Ontario?
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #5 on: August 24 2006 12:08:00 »
Wondering if you found a board yet and where are you surfing.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #6 on: August 25 2006 14:08:00 »
Hey Tom. I too live in the Roch and have been hurtin for some surfin ever since I moved back from socal. I got a 9'2" gun with me here and would be stoked To find anything rideable. I'm heeadin up north to Kingston for the next 5 days hopin to find some rides. I would love to hear about where around here or Buffalo you go. Perhaps join you on an outing?
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #7 on: August 25 2006 20:08:00 »
ahaha. a gun on the lakes? keep dreamin... no big wave ridin for that here. maybe in november u can use that. otherwise...meh. good luck, bro.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #8 on: August 25 2006 22:08:00 »
I figured having a long board would work well on the smaller waves. I don't know...still a beginner here.
RE: Surfing Ontario« Reply #9 on: August 26 2006 01:08:00 »
ya a longboard and a gun are 2 different things. guns are for big wave surfin.. like hawaii man. theyre sleek, skinny and real pointed. longboards like most dudes use here are rounded, u know malibu style. look it up on surfline. they give u the diff kind of boards in the surfology a-z. ur board might be long but it ain't the right shape for a beginner on the lakes.