Sunday, 29 May 2011 21:51

Riding the Shubie Tidal Bore

Riding the Shubie Tidal Bore

Friend of the site, Christopher Lockyer put together a great little video of a recent trip riding the Shubie River tidal bore in Nova Scotia. If you have never heard of a tidal bore before, Wikipedia describes one as a “tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.”

It’s weird watching the video knowing that the waves are mainly formed from incoming tide. The action really gets going around the 2:40ish mark when the waves get steeper and back surfing gets started.

Shubie Tidal Bore from Christopher Lockyer on Vimeo.

Hopefully we will be getting a guest by Christopher a little later this week so watch for that.

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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