12.2.10

surf by bike trip


I've been kicking around the idea for some time now of doing a Nova Scotia surf trip by bike. the idea comes and goes each year and I've yet to commit to it. today I got the bug again.

when I first arrived in Halifax in 2006 I set out to scout some possible surf spots on my bike. I've always been quite skeptical of the interweb surf sites so I knew that I'd have to go and check for myself. the photo above is from one of my initial scouting sessions. this little spot can get good sometimes when the wind is right. the prevailing winds do not favour this spot however and I often go months without surfing there.

that photo was from the first and last time I ever took a ride to the ocean. seems silly not to do it more often.

perhaps if I could get an accomplice to come along on a bike to surf trip I may be more motivated to go through with it.

6 comments:

Eric said...

dude yes.
tossed around the idea here. Though much more diffult (though not impossible) to merge the two along Lake Superior shores.
peace
e.

Foulweather... said...

I'm saving for a Cross Check... NS is a long way from Oregon though...

IF ONLY Surf Shop said...

Damn! No one out!

Anonymous said...

perhaps the accomplice should be your mini me.

ras said...

mini me plus full camping gear plus surfboard and wetsuit and food for several days... huh not too sure about that.

E and FW -lets do it.

R said...

Cool pic. Be fun to do fer sure. Always wanted to do the OR coast this way and more and more peps are doing it. Meet a guy this fall we happend to camp next to who was doing it. But your sorta limited to spots cars can get to, too. Backpack, board, and 2 feet is also nice. Mi primo made it to some sick set ups in your neck of the woods that way.