I stood high on the cliff watching the horses dancing on the giant, rolling waves below. The wind whipping their manes into a frenzy of froth, depositing foam at my feet like clods of earth kicked up hooves pounding the earth. Watching, wishing that I had a windsurfer, that I might make use of the […]

More rain, after the previous night’s golden hour I had hoped for a break in the rain but it was just as wet as the previous days, which had me thinking I should head further north to Tofino, a place many people told me I might not leave.  Though I couldn’t leave without at least […]

Location : China Beach, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada Wave :  Beach break and right point break. Swell Direction Surfed: North West Board used : Hutchison Performance 6.2 – Thruster Suit used : Camero 4-3 with hood, gloves and booties Details : A secluded spot requires a ten/fifteen minute walk to get down to the […]

Location : Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada Wave : Beach break, breaks both left and right along the beach. Best break is at low tide on the sandbar outside the river mouth. Swell Direction Surfed: North West Board used : Rawson 5.10 Impalla – Quad setup. Suit used : Camero 4-3 with […]

After dropping Virginia at the airport in Seattle, I made my way across the border into Canada, changing my mind about spending the night in Vancouver and opting take the ferry across to Vancouver Island. A decision I should have made sooner so that I could have taken the Ferry from […]



I’m sitting writing this a week into the season at SoloSports, during a rare moment that I find time to myself. In 2 hours we have another 7 guests arriving and a further 10 on Saturday for clinics and more. For the next couple weeks this will likely be the […]

People often ask me whether it is lonely in Punta San Carlos over the winter. While there are certainly some lonely days there are often campers around to socialize with.  It is one of the things I enjoy most about the winters, the relaxed feel and the the community which the […]