Cold and empty; words used a hundred times over describing Canada’s surf scene and its vast coastline by captions, articles, and magazines. Yes, comparing our breaks to California and Austrailia we may be cold and uncrowded, But in the current reality especially on the West coast, the uncrowded beaches and points are hard to come by these days. Many point their finger at magazines such as our selves publishing and posting images or pro’s insta stories, sharing up to the minute locations giving online trolls the ability to know what conditions are needed. But over the past ten years, the empty surf breaks accessible only by boat and back road knowledge now have five boats anchored up with a slew of surfers in the lineup and lensmen scattering the shoreline. The actual reality of it all is that a decade ago there were only a few dedicated surfers with boats and time to explore the coast, fast forwarding to the present day and the groms of the 90’s and early 2000’s now have boats, time, and the knowledge passed down to find their own slice of the Canadian pie. With all that being said below you will see that there are still slices cold and empty sessions to be had for those who wander.
Riders Peter Devries and Noah Cohen toss their fins around a rare empty beach session at home.
Photography: Kyler Vos