The surf scene in Nova Scotia is a complete year-round deal. With the extensive and varied coastline, you'll find the waves you want somewhere in the province on any given day. September, with its moderate temperatures and juicy hurricane-season swell is prime time, but the hardcore thrill riders love those wicked waves of winter.
Extreme surfing enthusiasts flock from all over to catch the wild winter waves that the Atlantic Ocean provides. On cold winter mornings, while most Nova Scotian’s are curled up in bed, surfers are throwing themselves into the Atlantic Ocean because that's when the waves are at their best!
The local surfers will welcome you warmly especially at popular spots like White Point, Martinique and Lawrencetown Beaches. There are many charted breaks particularly in and around Halifax, and yet there are still plenty of opportunities to explore your own secret sites.
Surf Lessons and Rentals in Nova Scotia
ou'll find top quality surf shops in Nova Scotia with the big names you love along with lessons and rentals if you need them. Learn-to-surf packages are available from surf outfitters and from some accommodations operators. And there are summer surf camps and events like the September Storm Classic
featuring international competitors and serious corporate sponsorship.
Nova Scotia is gaining international recognition as a great surfing destination. The province possesses thousands of kilometers (and miles!) of coastline, and a topography that gives up everything the ocean needs to form sweet breaks (drumlins from the last Ice Age, long peninsulas, curving bays, and rugged mountains).
Whether you are a tow-in surfer looking for hurricane-generated twelve-foot Tahitian-style barrels or an average surf hound seeking one of those fabled breaks that peel for nigh onto a kilometer, you are going to be glad you brought your board to Nova Scotia.