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Surfing on "La Côte-Nord du Québec"

Posted: 2010-08-16
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 Surfing on "La Côte-Nord du Québec" - gotsurf.ca

Far-far away from any surfshop or the influence of the traditional surf industry, where finding a simple bar of surf wax is a challenge and where melting old candles and paraffin that you find at the grocery store is common to have some grip on your stick... there is a group of isolated and dedicated individuals who live and surf on "La Côte-Nord du Québec". They developed their own small & underground surf community. They even have a local shaper! They have been surfing "La Côte-Nord" since over 9 years! Even before we knew we could surf river standing waves in the St-Lawrence river in Montreal. They just wanted to kept it that way, as mysterious as possible.

We like the idea that there is in the Province of Quebec, some pioneers trying to push their own limit of exploration and at the same time their own personal limit. They are untouched yet by the surf industry and it will probably stay that way since it is remote from major cities in Quebec.

Quebec based webtv escapades.tv show us, in one of their episode, this group of dedicated local surfers on " la Côte-Nord du Québec" who surf the waves of the St-Lawrence gulf in the eastern side of Canada. The waves season start in September until there's too much ice by December. It's mostly wind swell so we can compared the quality of the waves similar to the Great Lakes. The show is in french but we still invite you to check it out - it is worth watching:

Local Quebec surf blog, Pleinsurf.com, also did a post about this same group of surfers including another episode on Télé-Québec named "Surf Boreal".

Surf Côte Nord - Pleinsurf pic - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

 

 Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

Surf Côte-Nord, Québec - gotsurf.ca

 

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