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OBL-The series

Posted: 2012-06-04
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Strangely enough, the only two urban Canadian surfing destinations are landlocked: Montreal and Toronto. Surfing the river standing waves of the St-Lawrence is the first, and the wind generated waves of Lake Ontario is the other. 

French Canadian Olivier Barrette-Laperrière is a river surfer who lives in Montreal and a major player of Montreals urban surf culture and the star of this new video series profiling the life of an urban-surfer. Olivier believes that being in an ocean starved metropolis shouldn't limit your surfing capacity and it should actually trigger your creativity to experiment with different perspectives of surfing. 

“ This perception stems from the fact that most surf spots discovered in Canada to date have been in the far remote parts of the coasts or in smaller coastal towns. As such, city dwellers who surf have given up on the idea of surfing in their day-to-day life because it's almost the same cost and logistical nightmare as if you booked a flight to Costa-Rica from YUL or YYZ!! “ – OBL

In this web-series Olivier will show how he uses his urban habitat to his advantage as an all-around surfer. This guy will surf pretty much everything made of water that you throw at him! 

This new series illustrates how this Montrealer lives as a surfer “dans la métropole” both on and off the water. A gym teacher by day, OBL saves his vacation exclusively for surfing in Canada or abroad while using the urban lifestyle to fire up his creativity and motivation to make the impossible possible. This is the first series I have seen that truly acts as a “how-to” to show hipsters and urbanites how to make it as a surfer in an urban set-up. 

You might not dig it yet. This is unconventional surfing. Call it alternative surfing if you want.. but the reality is that, soon there will be way more Canadians surfing in Montreal, Toronto and Halifax altogether then Vancouver Island... if not already.

Enjoy this intro to the series!

 

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

OBL - the series - gotsurf.ca

 

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