Stoked to get in the water, the waxing takes too long to complete.
Yeah it's cold. And it ain't easy. But this smile says it all.
Looking at a glassy ride.
Big swell breaking on Sombrio Beach just before Christmas.
Sometimes you just need the right friend with a boat and the desire to go. The rest...is cake..
Pumped from a day of great surf, the boys head back for beers and some time to reflect on the session.
As the Crow flys
A typical West Coast scene.
Surf break at Cox Bay in Tofino on a rare sunny day in the winter.
Floating in a sea of green on a great day on the Pacifc Ocean
Secret spot? Perhaps. But it's a boat ride away.
Essential details for winter surfing in BC: Good warm wetsuit (6/5 or 5/4), and a nice beach fire to rejuvenate.
And the gallery looks on...
Boom goes the dynamite...as this wave builds up steam.
Looking like a small and much tamer version of the dark waves of Mavericks. Less the fear of immediate death.
Making the hike
Picking up and hiking west, towards the bigger surf break at Sombrio.
A Balancing Act
Just before bailing out, attempting an aggressive cutback.