River Surfing in Montreal,October 2011
Carving up a River Wave in Montreal,October 10,2011
Montreal,my hometown,the city i used to think was the flattest place on earth,even with what we call a "mountain" right in the center of town.There is something for everyone visiting this storied city,spend some time,find your niche-Partying,dancing,drinking,eating,shopping,catching a show or just walking around the city sucking up the culture and tapping into the energy of a few million people who just seem to get along in this vibrant urban playground.
New on the menu for some people visiting Montreal is river surfing,that is surfing on a standing wave along the Lachine Rapids,the most well known wave being at Habitat 67 where folks have been river surfing since about 2002 when Corran Addison,Olympic Kayaker,put the sport on the map.Surf Shops,lessons,guides,media attention and a growing surf community has shown increasing interest in this fairly new sport,not only for those who are land-locked and dreaming of the sea,but also for those board sportsters stoked on pioneering new ways to ride new types of waves in new places.
Wave addicts looking for a challenge,try your luck river surfing in the shadow of the Montreal Casino,odds are you'll have a great time experiencing this unique type of surfing.