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Hang Ten With Surf Sister

One of my fave pastimes is hangin' ten, so I decided to check out Surf Sister Surf School in Tofino, Canada. Get the 411 on this West Coast wave wonderland!

Where:

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Best Time To Go:

If you're a beginner, you'll want to head to Tofino in the summer when the water's warmest and the waves are smallest. Surf Sister is open year round though, for those of you who are interested in braving the winter weather - and waves!

Surfs Up:

  • Surf Sister Surf School is the only all-girl surf school in Canada.
  • All of the instructors are true blue surfin' girls who've been practicing the sport for years and have even won some pretty big competitions. Plus, they're all super-friendly and really know how to make your first (or second or third,) surf experience a great one!
  • You can head on over to Surf Sister for one lesson, a weekend clinic or even a mother/daughter camp.
  • Throughout your lessons at Surf Sister, you'll have an instructor with ya, showing you which waves are worth trying to catch, how to avoid collisions with fellow surfers and how to maintain your surfer babe look by not getting a board in the face.

Wipe Outs:

  • Surf Sister is a little off the beaten path so it does take a while to get there. You need to take a ferry from Vancouver and then drive for about three hours to get to the surf school.
  • Just a single lesson feels a bit short, so you are better opting for a two-day clinic, or specialized camp, if you really want to learn the sport.

Dollars and Cents:

  • A single, two-hour lesson costs $75+taxes CDN per person. This includes rental of your surfboard and wetsuit.
  • A two-day clinic will cost you $195+taxes CDN, per person.
  • Five-day camps, like the mother/daughter or teen camps, cost $495+taxes CDN, per person. These camps are limited, so you'll have to call early to reserve a spot!
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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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