Surfing around the Toronto Islands [Trip Photos]

Monday, 08 March 2010
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The Rockpool

I got back earlier today from a fantastic day on the water kayaking around the Toronto Islands.

The wind was gently blowing just strong enough from the South West to bring in some very nice 2 foot swells. Usually when we get waves big enough for surfing it also comes with very strong winds beating you down every time. This wasn’t the case so it was fun playing around in the nice and gentle surf.

We had made plans to circumnavigate the island but ran out of time due to playing around in the waves. The plan was to cut back home via a quick portage to the inside of the islands and paddle home via the many channels. Of course everything was still frozen solid so we ended up dragging the boats across the thick ice back to open water.

Walking on Ice

Below are a couple of other photos from our afternoon on the water.

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Looking forward to warmer water soon.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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