During one of my last trips to Tofino this past winter, the weather was definitely chillier than usual, and required some serious motivation to get in the water. But once you were in, 6 ml wetsuit on, it was A-OK!
I had recently made a vision board for the year with all the things I wanted to accomplish, and I came across an image of surfers riding to the beach on fat bikes in snow, boards in tow. So I put it on my vision board. Must surf while snowing.
Well - it came to fruition this past winter. I know it sounds like it must have been terribly cold, but it was sooooo magical! I can't describe it. I was out on the water with some awesome paddlers from Vancouver, and we had a blast. Truly a session I will never forget!
Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is an outdoorsy Mountain Mermaid, and the Owner and Operator of Sea to Sky Paddle Fit, based on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver.