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Gir's Weekly Column: Volume 43

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Gir's Weekly Column: Volume 43
By Gir Todafunk
Special to The Daily Magi
November 13, 2054

Happy Friday the 13th, readers on the Daily Magi and the Magi Football Blog. I'm Gir Todafunk with another Weekly Column. Only two tackles last weekend. And even worse...Iowa won again. So we are still stuck as the No. 2 team in all of college football. I think Iowa's schedule will get easy until they head to the B1G Championship Game. They shouldn't have any problems winning out the rest of their games.

As for our guys, we did the work against San Diego State and this week, we take on Hawai'i in prime time. Wooo! So the people on the East Coast will have to stay up late to watch us do work against the hapless Rainbow Warriors. I did say that I want to talk about my top 10 surf sports in Canada. Here we go.

Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia

The beach itself is tucked into a provincial park and faces south into the Atlantic in a long, arching stretch that unfurls into 1.5 kilometers. The best waves come in during the night.

Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

A hit with the locals. A good time to hit the waves here is during Hurricane season. Not for the faint of heart, only for the experienced.

Bay Of Fundy, Nova Scotia

Patience, patience, patience. It takes patience to find the right waves, and when they come here, they come fast and hard. 10-15 feet of waves, but mind the rafters.

Kincardine, Ontario

Another place to find waves when the weather is good. Swells are as high as 10 foot tall. Use the jetties and docks to maximize your time here.

Wyldewood Beach, Fort Erie

Fast winds and summer storm systems make this beach a best-kept secret because this is generally a haven for bikers.

Lake Superior, Ontario

Stoney Point, Lester River and Park Point has some solid surf. Swells reach as high as 15 feet and get even bigger in the middle of a storm.

Tofino, B.C.

35km of consistently rideable surf can't go wrong. The winter storm in Japan makes things pretty testy but still manageable. For decades, this has been the surfing capital of Canada. However, that has changed in the last decade, as you will see at the bottom of this column.

Campbell River, B.C.

Vancouver Island is home to some wonderful surf, especially the east side of the island. This is one of the spots, made popular by the late Ice Cube.

Sombrio Beach, B.C.

Kelp beds and a mysterious mist add to the mystique of this surf spot. If you want adventure and a change of pace, surf here.

Mitakihara Town, B.C.

Of course, my city has the best surf spot in all of Canada. Mitakihara Beach is 50 km of surfable coastline, owned and operated by the Mitakihara Town Council, and is a hit with bodyboarders and longboarders of all skills and persuasions because swells can reach higher than 15 feet on good days. A number of championship events take place here during the summer, and this is one of the most-filmed beaches in Canada for the past decade. I sometimes surfed at this location when I was younger, although nowadays...I play football.

And those are my top 10 places to surf in Canada. Next week, we honor the seniors on Magia Day 2054. Yep, Homecoming and Magia Day are cramped up this month due to the wacky conference scheduling. Some November this is gonna be. Till next week, I am Gir, Mr. Wonderful, signing off. You are not alone.

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