It's just after three in the afternoon. It's low tide, a light rain is falling and a building swell is crumbling on the outside bank. The beach is usually deserted on days like this, but a crowd of hundreds...
After two days of onshore wind, it was pretty darn nice to step outside this morning and see the trees standing motionless against the sky. The text messages went out that the contest was back on at Cox Bay,...
When the wind blows from the southwest here they call it the Pineapple Express. There isn't a name for when it blows out of the northwest, but there probably should be. The Russia Express, maybe. The Tundra Express. The...
There's always something to surf around Tofino, and a few days back when it was howling onshore at the contest site some of the O'Neill guys slipped away and found a protected spot to shred in the afternoon. Check...
If any of the WQS surfers were wondering what Canada is really like, they definitely know now. The O'Neill Cold Water Classic got underway this morning in Tofino, and it was about as British Columbian as it gets—pouring rain,...
Talk about a study in contrasts. The first day was dark grey with great waves and howling offshores. The second day came on blue and sunny, with not-so-great waves and blustery onshores. That's how it goes with surf contests,...

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