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the search -  Photo:John Mellor
 

I'm just an old guy from California so I don't expect much of a response here...
I've been to Canada 4 times in my life:
The first time was as a kid with my folks and younger brother. We drove to Calgary, Banff and other surrounding areas on a site seeing family vacation. We stopped for the Calgary Stampede and visited the Columbia Icefields where we took a snowcat tour. It was awesome.
Years later my girlfriend and I flew to Seattle, rented a car and drove up the east side of the island to Port Mcneill where we joined a crew of kayakers for a week long paddling adventure. It too was awesome. We camped on V.I. and on little islands east of V.I. and really lucked out with the weather. We saw some Orcas up close and personal and it truly was an experience of a lifetime! Our guides hooked up a sauna tent and under a full moon, we sat inside and built up a sweat before jumping in to the salt water of Johnstone Strait... again and again.
In 5/04 I was lucky enough to have been invited as a crew member on a trip to west V.I. We towed a small boat from California and launched from the west coast. A couple hours later we were able to shuttle our gear to a beach, anchor the boat offshore, paddle our boards to shore and set up camp. Another lucky trip weather wise. Nice waves at a friendly and perfect little reef break.
We had such a good time we decided to try again in May of this year. We decided that this time we'd take it a little further north. We encountered a decent storm even by Canadian standards and holed up for the first week waiting for a break in the weather. We finally got our chance and headed out into open ocean in search of an area that would offer camping and surfing opportunities. We found several spots but missed out on swell.
Here is a photo I took that I feel represents the search. I'd be stoked if you would consider posting it.
John Mellor

kiyo - frontside smash - nov.16.05 - Photo:kathryn kilpatrick
frontside smash - Photo:kathryn kilpatrick
kiyo - left barrel - nov.14 2005 - Photo:mike
left barrel - Photo:mike
kiyo - layback snap - nov. 16.05 - Photo:kathryn kilpatrick
layback snap - Photo:kathryn kilpatrick
kiyo - cutty - nov.8.2005 - Photo:jp
cutty - Photo:jp

kiyo - cutback - oct.08.2005 - Photo:jp
cutback - Photo:jp

kiyo

Bastien & Yvonne in the tubes
 
Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 
Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 
Pete - Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 

Bastien - Oct 1, 2005 - Video:Yvonne Mendel
WMVideo 0.7megs
Bastien - Oct 1, 2005 - Video & photos:Yvonne Mendel

Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 
Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 
Photo:Yvonne Mendel
 
Waiting patiently to go home - from:Yvonne Mendel
Waiting patiently to go home

indies trader in tofino at the government wharf - photo:spencer rispin
 
indies trader in tofino at the government wharf - photo:spencer rispin
 
indies trader in tofino at the government wharf - photo:spencer rispin
 

indies trader in tofino at the government wharf - photos:spencer rispin

beaver fish comp - photo:spencer rispin
 
beaver fish comp - photo:spencer rispin
 

Rider:Spencer (bwood-boy)
Trick: Bottom Turn
Comment: Close out wave.
Date: Oct 15 2005
Photographer: Mum
Spencer (bwood-boy) - Bottom Turn - Oct 15 2005 - Photo:Mum
 
Spencer (bwood-boy) - A Tofino Barrel - Photo:Mum
 

Rider: Spencer
Trick: A Tofino Barrel
Comment: A very strange wave. Seems to have become a frothing white water barrel with no barrel inside it. How strange
Date: Oct 2005
Photographer: Mum

Jason Fox - late Oct 2005 - Photo:Noel Fox
 

Jason Fox, while surfing on the Island last weekend. You really get that this is not Hawaii, indo or anywhere tropical. Its straight up Canada, cold, heavy and dark. A nice added touch is the duck tape on the nose of the board.
Noel Fox cowieandfox.com

Kevin Hooper - 24 Oct 2005 - Photo:Robin C
 
Kevin Hooper - 24 Oct 2005 - Photo:Robin C
 
Kevin Hooper - 24 Oct 2005 - Photo:Robin C
 
Kevin Hooper - 24 Oct 2005 - Photo:Robin C
 
Kevin Hooper - 24 Oct 2005 - Photo:Robin C

Van Island - Oct 22 2005 - Photo:Paul
 
Van Island - Oct 22 2005 - Photo:Paul
 
Van Island - Oct 22 2005 - Photo:Paul
 
Van Island - Oct 22 2005 - Photo:Paul
 

Van Island - Oct 22 2005 - Photos:Paul

Isaac Raddysh - Sept 2005 - Photo:Judy Raddysh
 
Isaac Raddysh - Sept 2005 - Photo:Judy Raddysh
 
Isaac Raddysh - Sept 2005 - Photo:Judy Raddysh
 
Isaac Raddysh - Sept 2005 - Photo:Judy Raddysh
 

Isaac Raddysh - Sept 2005 - Photos by Judy Raddysh

Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 
Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 
Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 
Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 

Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 

Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photos:Mark F.
Vancouver Island - October 22, 2005 - Photo:Mark F.
 

Kiyo Oye - stalling - July 2005 - Photo:Jilan Kariatsumari
 
Kiyo Oye - frontside cutty - July 2005 - Photo:Jilan Kariatsumari
 

Kiyo Oye - July 2005 - Photos:Jilan Kariatsumari

Nova Scotia - Sunday Oct 16th - Photo:Andrew Hunter
 
Nova Scotia - Sunday Oct 16th - Photo:Andrew Hunter
 
Nova Scotia - Sunday Oct 16th - Photo:Andrew Hunter
 
Nova Scotia - Sunday Oct 16th - Photo:Andrew Hunter
 
Nova Scotia - Sunday Oct 16th. Finally some real waves! - Photos:Andrew Hunter

J.S. - Nova Scotia - end of August 2005 - Photo:Random lady on the cliff
 
J.S. - Nova Scotia - end of August 2005 - Photo:Random lady on the cliff
 
J.S. - Nova Scotia - end of August 2005 - Photo:Random lady on the cliff
 
J.S. - Nova Scotia - end of August 2005 - Photo:Random lady on the cliff

Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photo:M. Garner
 
Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photo:M. Garner
 
Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photo:M. Garner
 
Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photo:M. Garner
 


Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photos:M. Garner
Vancouver Island spring 05 - Photo:M. Garner
 

Sept 21, 2005 - Photo:Adam DeWolfe
 
Sept 21, 2005 - Photo:Adam DeWolfe
 
Sept 21, 2005 - Photo:Adam DeWolfe
 

last day of summer and i couldn't ask for more - Photos by Adam DeWolfe Photography

Elliot Bastian - summer 2005 - Photo:Paul Freimuth
Elliot Bastian
Elliot Bastian - summer 2005 - Photo:Paul Freimuth
 
Paul Freimuth - summer 2005 - Photo:Elliot Bastian
Paul Freimuth
Elliot Bastian - summer 2005 - Photo:Paul Freimuth
 

Diana Uy - summer 2005 - Photo:Paul Freimuth
Diana Uy
summer 2005

nice Canadian wall - Sept 9th 2005 - Photo:Ben Robinson
 
comment/trick: nice canadian wall
location/venue: west coast
date photo taken: sep 9th
photographer: ben robinson

Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 
Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 
Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 
Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 


rider: Nathan
comment/trick: my lil brothers first time surfing
date photo taken: Sept 11/05
photographer: Shane
Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 
Nathan's first time surfing - Sept 11, 2005 - Photo:Shane
 

from last season, looking forward to this one. Photo:Ben Robinson
 
from last season, looking forward to this one. Photo:Ben Robinson
 
from last season, looking forward to this one. Photo:Ben Robinson
 
from last season, looking forward to this one. Photo:Ben Robinson
 
A few pics from last season. Tis' what we have to look forward to soon. ben robinson

Casey - Tofino, fall 2004
 

rider: Casey
comment/trick: Sittin on the Crapper
location/venue: Tofino
date photo taken: Somewheres around fall 2004
photographer: Kraft Dinner

CC - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
CC
CC - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
CC - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
CC - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

CC and Janek, two juniors with hopes of making the BCSA Junior Team, taking advantage of a summer south swell
- Photos:Stephen Mayor
CC - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Janek - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Janek
Janek - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Janek - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Janek - Aug 01, 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 


 

 


 

 

 

Small Day, May 7 - Photo:fuzzyjacket
 
Small Day, May 7 - Photo:fuzzyjacket
 
Small Day, May 7
Photos:fuzzyjacket


J. Cobain April 3rd-5th, 2005 Photo:Wife
 
J. Cobain April 3rd-5th, 2005 Photo:Wife
 
J. Cobain April 3rd-5th, 2005 Photo:Wife
 
J. Cobain April 3rd-5th, 2005 Photo:Wife
 
J. Cobain April 3rd-5th, 2005 Photos by his wife

Henry Nolla's Memorial  Chesterman Beach April 23, 2005 - Photo:Greg Warnick
Henry Nolla's Memorial Chesterman Beach April 23, 2005 - Photo:Greg Warnick

April 19 2005 - Photos:Adam & Amy
 
April 19 2005 - Photos:Adam & Amy April 19 2005 - Photos:Adam & Amy
rock;
April 19 2005 - Photos:Adam & Amy
Waterfall


Ben Robinson  Mar/09/2005
 
Ben Robinson Mar/09/2005


Jack Patterson, Dec 2004 - Photo:Peter Thicke
Jack Patterson
Photos:Peter Thicke Noah Cohen, Nov 2004 - Photo:Peter Thicke
Noah Cohen


Howie - March 05, 2005 Photo:David G.M. Nicol
Howie
John - March 05, 2005 Photo:David G.M. Nicol
John
John - March 05, 2005 Photo:David G.M. Nicol
John
Surfer's eye view - March 05, 2005 Photo:David G.M. Nicol
Surfer's eye view
March 05, 2005 Photos:David G.M. Nicol


2nd of march 2005 Photo:Ben Robinson
 
2nd of march 2005 Photo:Ben Robinson
 
2nd of march 2005 Photo:Ben Robinson
 
2nd of march 2005 Photo:Ben Robinson
 
from the 2nd of march... only 4 of us out most of the time.
Photos:Ben Robinson


Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005.
Photos:Rob Parker

Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 
Sunday Febuary 20, 2005. Photo:Rob Parker
 


A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th Photo:Ben Robinson
 
A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th Photo:Ben Robinson
 
A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th Photo:Ben Robinson
 

A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th Photo:Ben Robinson
 
A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th
Photos:Ben Robinson
A few pics from the weekend. Feb 12th Photo:Ben Robinson
 


Jan.20, 05 Photo:Larry Dennis www.spikephoto.ca
 
Jan.20, 05 Photo:Larry Dennis www.spikephoto.ca
 
Jan.20, 05 Photo:Larry Dennis www.spikephoto.ca
 
more Jan.20, 05
Photo:Larry Dennis www.spikephoto.ca


Gary Archeck - English Bay - January 2005
 
I bodyboarded English Bay in mid January when we had the big winds and the Vancouver Province put this in their Picture of the Day. Not bad for Vancouver!
Gary Archeck (ARCH)


Jan.20, 05 Photo:Larry Dennis www.spikephoto.ca
Jan.20, 05

Photo: Lonnie Evans www.spikephoto.ca
Larry the gimp Dennis from Pulp Fiction movie. Photo:Lonnie Evans www.spikephoto.ca
Larry the gimp Dennis from Pulp Fiction movie


one of my favourite spots on earth - Photo:Robb Davis
 
one of my favourite spots on earth
Photo:Robb Davis


When its stanky and cold everywhere else in Canada, Iím reminded that Vancouver Island is pretty nice in the winter. Hereís a photo from boxing day, 2004 Boxing Day 2004 - Photo:Kris Clarke
 

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