Some of my best memories of surfing have been during the harshest winter days. It’s fun, the waves are amazing, and it certainly makes for unique and memorable stories. It can be done safely, but you have to be strategic and plan ahead. You are the one responsible for your safety, and incorporating some of these tips into your sessions, will help you stay out of trouble and get the most out of winter.
It’s generally assumed that as a SUP enthusiast and instructor, my favourite season is summer. And while I do love a warm weather paddle, fall is actually number one on my list. The crowds die down as the water cools and the brilliant leaves add beauty to flat water paddle excursions. But the top reason I love autumn is that it marks the beginning of the SUP surf season.