BC Spring Boatin'

 Despite a relatively lame snowpack in Northern BC this winter, things have definitely begun to pick up around the Northwest area as of late. After spending February to April on Haida Gwaii doing a work stint at the hospital and a few epic exploratory surf missions with my brother, I've been back in Terrace a few weeks living in my truck and boatin my face of with some radical compadres.
marshmallow touring
On Haida Gwaii I was working 4 days on, 4 days off which allowed me plenty of opportunities to get my hair wet in the ocean and put some time in to finding new stuff along the West Coast. This included a 2 week ocean kayak trip in Gwaii Haanas National Marine Park, where the only thing bigger than the wildlife was a few rogue swells which almost ate Kye alive... to much amusement by myself. It is nice to see the little guy unsettled. 
The 'Shovel'
sunset in narrows
west coast and slabby, one for future planning
In addition to the new spots, we also managed to get some stellar days at some of the more well-know local breaks:
photo: chris ashurst
Francois Tremblay getting an introduction to haida surf
photo: chris ashurst
photo: chris ashurst
After finishing up on Haida Gwaii, we hopped on the ferry back to the mainland and 8 hours later we were parked at the put in to Butze Rapids in Prince Rupert, BC. There was a 20 foot tidal exchange that day and a few buds from Terrace had drove up to meet us to get a good day of surfing in. There are three channels with surfable waves which means about 5 hours of consistant surf. At high flows, a wave forms in the main channel called hawaii-5-0 years ago by some local boaters. She's a beaut.
Once we got Butze out of the way, it was straight off to Terrace for some more big waves and some steep creeking. Enjoy.

PG boys come to Terrace = pepperspray,  blackouts, and big drops
granite falls, 20 min. drive + short hike out of Terrace
photo: diana oliveira
Louis Bissonnette gettin firey
photo: diana oliveira
Falling off Wesache, safety first!
backyard arsenal
jeremie drouin, Dogdish

Teacup Falls, Granite Creek

Until next time...

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