Friday, September 25, 2009

A Surfing Season

If you're curious about the view of Tofino from a surfer's perspective, you might want to check out this video, by Vancity Allie.

On that note, the O'Neill Coldwater Classic is coming to the west coast. This is a five-event competition, with the others being held in Tasmania, Scotland, South Africa, and California. The competition is touted as the "1st pro contest to hit Canadian shores." I'm not entirely sure about that—there certainly seems to be a competition or two each year—but I'm no expert in this regard. They're always great events to check out. It will be held October 25-31 at Cox Bay. Bring a blanket and something warm to drink. (And there have been surf competitions here for decades. Not "pro" perhaps, but there were surf comps. down at Long Beach in the 1960s. More later—when this damn book comes out!)

And for the best surfing photos of the west coast (and beyond) around, check out Jeremy Koreski's website. Jeremy grew up in Tofino and he is getting international attention for his work, especially his surfing photos. But his other images are just stunning as well. If you're in Victoria, he has a show at the moment at Habit Coffee, 552 Pandora.

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