In Tofino, British Columbia, women of all ages draw a line in the sand to say they dominate the waves. Nicole Lohse of the Surf Sisters Surf School helps women of all ages learn to surf.
“Well, I started bogie boarding when I was two, then surfing when I was five,” said eight-year-old surfer Chloe Platenius.
In Tofino, British Columbia, women of all ages draw a line in the sand to say they dominate the waves. Nicole Lohse, from Surf Sisters The surf school helps women of all ages learn to surf.
“I mean I started at 50 and now I’m 60 so I don’t know if that inspires anyone then it’s great,” said Lynda Thicke, 60-year-old surfer.
Anyone can take Nicole’s class, but in a male dominated sport, she encourages women to give it a try.
“I have a shirt that says ‘girls surf too’, and it’s one of my favorite shirts,” said 11-year-old surfer Kennedy McDiarmid.
Surf Sister is the largest female surf school in the world
“Women are a lot more flexible and they listen a lot easier,” Lohse said.
The waves near Wickaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island range from girly to grizzly, but it’s always great anyway.
“We have really clean water, we have clean air, all sandy bottoms, so it’s really cool for beginners. We have waves all year round. You might think that it’s better to go when the weather is nice, but it’s so much better when it’s raining, ”Lohse said.
Rain or shine, it’s always wet. But with the right clothes, it is as hot as Hawaii.
“You know what, it’s amazing, you put the jumpsuit on and it feels like summer inside,” Thicke said.
Even when the sun isn’t showing, this stretch of beach still shines for surfers, especially girls who just want to have fun.