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Surfs up, Nova Scotia!

Date Posted: July 5, 2017Reading time: 2 minutes


We’re taking a weekly look at something or some place we love in Nova Scotia! Follow along each week this summer as we celebrate well-known favourites and local hidden gems.

Now that we’re into July, summer is in full swing here in Nova Scotia, and all across the province, folks are grabbing their surfboards and heading for the beach. With plenty of great swells and surf shops to choose from, it’s an exciting time of year for local seasoned surfers, and also beginners seeking lessons and tourists looking to get their surf on with the help of a little rental equipment.

This week, in honour of all those surfboards atop car roofs that we’re seeing lately, we thought we’d share one of our favourite spots in the province. If you’re looking to surf, head on down to White Point on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, named one of the top 10 coastal destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler, and catch some of the best swells and scenery in Atlantic Canada.

White Point Beach at SunsetSituated on a picturesque white sandy beach stretching a kilometer long, the iconic White Point Beach is held in high esteem by surfers and tourists from all over the world. Experienced surfers love the après-storm swells in the area for a bit of a challenge, but beginners are also at home here. If you’re completely new to surfing, you can grab a lesson or two from the friendly folks at Rossignol Surf Shop, or even combine some rentals with accommodations at the historic White Point Beach Resort, with many packages available.

Whether brand new to the sport or an avid surfer, we hope you get out there and ride some waves this summer.

Surfs up!

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