It’s usually a 2km hike just to check this spot, so you are always bringing your board and wetsuit with you, but, it’s a nice way to get warm before jumping into 10 degree water. A rocky outcrop above the thick green canopy of the northern temperate jungle provides the first glimpse of the wave, if you can even see through the fog. But today we ride!
This is my first time on an electric fatbike. A tool that has been used for snowy winter commutes for years is making its way to the coast and excelling at accessing remote beach breaks which were previously a pain in the ass to get to. With every pedal stroke assisted by a battery powered motor providing the same amount of power the rider puts in to push the slick 4 inch tires, it makes soft sand actually fun to ride on!
Equipped with board racks and a bob trailer filled with wetsuits, lunch, and post surf beers, we casually ride north past the small first nations reserve of Esowista dodging foamy whitewash and watching the waves roll into the beach. Thirty minutes later, we pull up to chest high waves peeling down the rarely surfed sandy point break. Stoke is high as we suit up, and paddle out for our own private session.
- May 2015