September 18, 2006 at 3:06 pm #2393TimHParticipant
Does anyone know the website that has St-Lawrence levels in Montreal (for Habitat 67 and Lachine)? Also – can someone give me a sense of what levels mean what for 67: what level is best, what level is ok, what level is it not worth going out for. I’m just a beginner, so my threshold on the latter may be different than most (i.e. I may be entertained by a smaller wave than most people would be).
TimSeptember 21, 2006 at 2:14 am #20331khallParticipant
I just heard an interview on CBC radio this morning with a guy who has been surfing the wve at Habitat 67 for something like ten years. He is a transplanted South African. He is the expert on this wave to the point that Coast Guard calls him to perform or assist in rescues i n this area. He sounded like a pretty affable person and I would imagine if you could get in touch he would have invaluable info for you. So check CBC radio, morning of the 20th, Sheila Rogers’ show – it might be called “The Current”.
Good luck. Cool idea. If you get a chance, maybe you can post your findings.
KellySeptember 21, 2006 at 11:50 am #20332jamincanParticipant
The show is Sounds Like Canada, and the [i:9zeyph2l]Australian[/i:9zeyph2l] fellow was Corran Addison. I heard the same show. Every morning in the office – The Current, Sounds Like Canada, Ontario Morning, Freestyle, and Here and Now (and yesterday, World at 6 and As It Happens, man that was a long day). It actually becomes somewhat addictive after awhile.September 21, 2006 at 2:27 pm #20333robertzParticipant
If you find any information about habitat maybe you can also find specific info on the water quality.
That area is historically really gross and I have heard heard reports of a lot of ear and even a couple eye infections from there late in the season this year.
Our club had an outing planned for Lachine and Habitat this weekend and we cancelled due to the water quality doubts (as well as the necessary skill requirements form some of our members).
More info on the water quality is necessary I think.
The city of Montreal does not post that info for that area.
A solid roll is a must at both Habitiat and Lachine. Otherwise it is a REALLY long and exhausting swim/rescue.
Use your judgment on your roll skills to determine if habitat and lachine are for you.September 21, 2006 at 8:10 pm #20334TimHParticipant"robertz":1kacmclr wrote:A solid roll is a must at both Habitiat and Lachine. Otherwise it is a REALLY long and exhausting swim/rescue.
Use your judgment on your roll skills to determine if habitat and lachine are for you.[/quote:1kacmclr]
Yeah, I’m avoiding Lachine for the time being for that reason (roll is somewhat reliable, but not 100%). I have paddled Habitat a couple of times, though – and it’s not too bad from that standpoint.
As far as water quality, that’s a good point, but I’m not sure where to look. I’ll check around, though.
TSeptember 21, 2006 at 9:38 pm #20335robertzParticipant
If you are interested in joining us for the day we are going to be in Valleyfield this Sunday (24th). We will be there all day and would be happy to hook up with you there.
It is a good safe and reasonably clean place.
Maybe we will see you there?
We are easy to identify: A volkswagen with a trailler black trailer covered in boats and our club logo on the back window.
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