A Note From Charles August 2019
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Labour Day weekend—and the feeling of a “last hurrah!” of summer it brings—is approaching quickly, but in Tofino summer doesn’t really wind down for a few weeks yet. September is a cherished time of year here. Yes, the days are ebbing on having a few less sunlight hours, but the Pacific still holds the warmth of those longer days and the sunsets are no less stunning in their brilliance.
As the swell starts to pick up, surfing conditions are prime with warm waves and wonderful temperate weather (and a little smaller crowds)! As a community, we have lots to look forward to in the coming months, one being our local, all-female surf competition: Queen of the Peak. This amazing and inclusive event brings the whole town—and some international guests!—to the beach for days of surfing and celebration. The 2019 event (October 4-6) marks the 10-year anniversary of this event; we are so proud to have been a part of it since the beginning and continue to support our wonderfully active surf community, and the women and girls who get out there!
Speaking of charging waves: local surfer and Team Canada athlete Mathea Olin won a bronze medal in the longboard division at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Peru! A huge congratulations to Mathea for her hard work and perseverance, and for winning this historic first (a medal in the women’s surfing division at the Pan Am Games) for Canada. It’s been inspiring to see her grow up on the waves and progress as an athlete here, and we’re looking forward to watching more in the years to come.
So, you see, while we love these languid days of summer, and it may feel like they’re nearing an end, there’s so much on the horizon that keeps us happily moving forward. We hope your calendars are similarly marked with terrific events, but not so many that you don’t have time to slow down and take it all in. And remember, if you’re feeling nostalgic about summer passing you by, it’s never too soon to start planning for next year!
Looking forward to spending time together—