Day 3 Cold Water Classic Canada: Heats 1-4
Monday October 11 North Chesterman Beach in Wet Conditions!
A rainy day in Tofino didn't stop the crowd or the action at North Chesterman Beach - although we must say that the live streaming webcast, with knowledgeable announcers Sam Lamiroy, Dave Stansfield and Jarrd Howse, makes it hard to get away from our computer. Thanks guys for a brilliant and entertaining job - it's especially fun to listen to being a local ;)
Back to today's surfing, clean 4 foot waves were solid at the beginning of the day giving Glenn Hall the opportunity to post the highest score of the competition so far - an 8.83. Glenn is a crowd fave from last year. “I’ve freesurfed every morning since I’ve been here and found a little spot that works for me,” he said. “I feel like it’s a massive bonus knowing where I am in the lineup.”
Noah Cohen, local Tofino surfer did not make it through to the nest round but the crowd cheered his impressive performance. Julian Wilson seems to be adapting well to the cold: I love it here,” said Julian. “I am really enjoying it. Plus, these wetsuits are so warm, you don’t even notice the weather.” We're with you Julian!
Heat 12 was also very exciting with Teppei Tajima making the most of the waves with some smooth moves - it was beautiful to watch this Japanese surfer in this heat. Meanwhile Cory Lopez in the same heat was also turning in a great performance. Lopez said afterwards that "the waves start off good, but it's hard to find one that you can connect all the way through. You can always get that nice first movement, but it's hard to get that second manouver..." Lopez is from Florida and so I asked him about the cooler Tofino temperatures: Cory felt this year was less cold than last year and he's pretty warm in all his gear (or is he just becoming a true Tofino surfer?).