Tuesday, December 28, 2010


So I have been checking the forecast for the last couple of days to see a steady south west blowing. The wind data shows a fairly constant 25 to 30 knot south west for the last 24+ hours. So I was thinking that this would be enough to organize some ridable waves. In venturing out this morning I checked out several spots. The waves were up but just not really making shore, too much west I guess. Gnarly's was breaking fairly heavy, but beleive it or not O road was the second largest. I travelled on down the road hoping to find a more consistent rideable spot. Everything was sub epic to say the least. I travelled back to O road suited up and got wet. The wind was not blowing too much until I paddled out from the point. The current and wind was pretty much as it always is. Enough to catch maybe two rides and then walk the half kilometer back up the beach to paddle out again. Anyway, I did catch a few waves, not the best mind you but bigger than any of the other spots. It was almost tropical out there today. The temps were hovering above 0c and the sun was warm and shining without a cloud in the sky. The ice was melting off of the rocks on the shoreline and the water wasn't really even cold. Almost made me want to get the swim trunks out early, almost. All in all a beautiful day, even if the surf was windy and full of current. check out the pics below from the days adventure.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


So I was watching the forcasts today and noticed that there was a considerable East wind blowing. So I did some christmas shopping early and left by the afternoon to tackle the weather and catch some waves. The conditions were not the best, ice pellets beating my in the eyes and the lake was choppy and appeared very unorganized. So I suited up and paddled out. After sitting and watching, a couple of consistent breaks showed up and I started catching waves. the set wave was solid chest high. I was in the water riding for a good two and a half hours. went home satisfied.

Surf Dec 21, 2010 from John Marchant on Vimeo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hmmmm interesting...

Something cool I found on You Tube.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Better late than never

Got up early Sunday for the trip down to Stoney. Surf was large and epic. Caught some waves shot some video, went home tired. The video below is not all there, something messed up with my software so I am going to fix and repost later.

Untitled from John Marchant on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

not much surf

Not too much surf happenin these days, so here is a shot of Winston from back in August of this year.