Thursday, May 08, 2008

Surfing at Okisolo Tidal Rapid.

Coast Mountain Expeditions Discovery Lodge is a great place to base out of for the trip. Look forward to enjoying a hot sauna after a day on the wave.

Tired Of Lines at Skook, Head a little bit further north.

Last weekend I joined up with Shayne, Carrie, and Brian for a couple of days surfing at the Okisolo tidal rapids. This little known wave is located on the east coast of Vancover Island. To get there is a bit of a mission but as the photos will show it is well worth the effort. 
Head north from Nanaimo till you hit Campbell River, from there you head to Quadra Island by the quickest ferry going. Then a forty minute drive will have you at the Discovery Lodge with your hosts Lannie and Ralph Keller. 
We spent a couple of sunny days playing at the wave. It was running around 11 knots or 19kmph. This offered us lots of time to get the OC-1, sea, surf and whitewater kayaks out on the wave. Being not able to paddle afforded me lots of time to get get out and play with my camera and managed to shoot photos from a number of different locations and different angles. 
With time in the evenings being filled with food, drink, a couple of slideshows and a sauna. All in all a great way to spend the weekend. Have a look here to find a good flow.

Enjoy the photos from this great location 

Shayne trying out his luck in a pool above the rapid. No luck there, but pick up two good sized Ling Cod that evening. 

Our handy motorboat transport. A must to get to the wave. Takes about 15mins by boat.

 Albert Keller carving it up in a sea kayak.
Carrie Smith having some fun.

With only four people surfing, equals lots of time on the wave, Albert into his 10th minute on the wave.

Carrie Smith taken her little Rad for a ride in Surfers left. 

Brian in his C-1 having a go on the wave.

Taking a close out.

Albert Keller carving down the face.

Ladies and gentleman we have lift off.

Brian and Shayne on the tandem surf session.

Vollmers blunting when the wave is near the peak.

Brian making it look easy in Esquif "Spark".

Shayne watching the shoulder come down.

All photos copyright of Dave Prothero Photography c2008.


Anonymous said...

Too bad about the photos --- why copywrite them? Otherwise great article.

sana said...

I am intrested in link exchange with your site

My all good quality sites and good ranking sites by google
are as follows:
current pagerank value: 2/10
current pagerank value: 3/10
current pagerank value: 2/10
current pagerank value:2/10
current pagerank value: 3/10
current pagerank value: 2/10

Contact me --------

Sam said...

Campbell River is a coastal city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important coastal Inside Passage shipping route. Campbell River prospered after 1912 and it became a supply point for northern Vancouver Island, Quadra Island and Cortes Island.

Royal Rajasthan Travel said...

Rajasthan is situated in the North Western part of India and shares geographical boundaries with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in India.
Royal Rajasthan Tourism | Royal Rajasthan Travel

Anonymous said...

Last weekend I joined up with Shayne, Carrie, and Brian for a couple of days surfing at the Okisolo tidal rapids. This little known wave is ...

Online Auction said... - Your online source for Online Auctions, Online Shopping, Car Auctions and much more. Buy and Sell with our Online Auction community today, the World's online marketplace. Just Sign up and begin to buy and sell everything in auction now.

Online Auctions | Car Auctions

Best Penny Auction said...

Centswins offering Unique Online Penny Auction Bidding on a wide range of various branded products. Just bid on Reliable and Newest Penny Auction site to save even more money as compared to market price in USA.
Unique Penny Bidding Auction

Penny Auction Online said..., Bid and win Penny Auction at the most reliable Online Penny Bidding and Best Online Penny Auction Sites, offering you to Bid and save Money.
Unique Penny Auction Online

Penny Auction said...

Nice blog thanks for sharing with us.

Largest Penny Auction

GPS Tracker Dealership said...

We are specialized in Advanced GPS Tracking Device including GPS Tracking System, GPS Fleet Tracking System, Real Time GPS Tracking and completing your requirement for Vehicle Tracking, Bike Tracking and Personal Tracking device at very affordable prices.
GPS Car & Bike Tracker

Semen Rendi said...

Find the latest used and new cars for sale.
Great used car deals and prices.
More here here