This summer we were pleased to make some trips to discover and surf in Nova Scotia.
We have a little chat with Claire Parsons
- Where is your home, surf spot?
- Shortboard or Longboard?
Longboard. But I also shortboard and use a mid-length often, especially when the waves are bigger and the sections faster.
- What made you want to teach surf in Nova Scotia?
It seemed like a really fun summer job, and there's no better place in the summer than Lawrencetown beach! Plus, who wouldn't want surf breaks?
- Are your clients mostly Locals that want to improve their surf or tourist from all over the world?
I'd say it's a mix of both.
- What do you like the most about teaching people to surf?
I love teaching kids. They always seem to have the most fun and pick it up very quickly.
- How you will describe the surf scene in Nova Scotia?
- Any Surf events coming up this fall in Nova Scotia?
We're hoping to have a shortboard contest soon. But still unsure about the dates as we usually only hold them on Sunday's.
- During the winter, do you travel outside Canada for surfing?
- What’s your memorial surfing or teaching moment?
- Is surf in Canada should be more recognized Worldwide?
Yes, I think surfing in Canada should be recognized more. It sometimes almost feels like an extreme sport. It's cold, and if you're trying to get a session in before or after work you have very little light. And we have some world-class waves, I'm sure there are even spots around the province that no one has ever even surfed.
- How do you Surf the 10 years from now in Nova Scotia?
- What advice you have for someone that wants to come to Nova Scotia, Canada and learn to surf or surf?
If you haven't tried surfing before I recommend taking a surf lesson first and to do your research on the best time of year to come visit. August is probably the best time if you're just learning and the weather is beautiful!
Thanks Claire :) Aloha