Surf’s up at Expression Sessions on Haida Gwaii

North Beach Surf Shop wants Haida Gwaii residents to snap some shots at the same time as they're shredding some waves.

North Beach Surf Shop wants Haida Gwaii residents to snap some shots at the same time as they’re shredding some waves for its Sixth Annual Expression Session from Nov. 7–9.

Registration has already started for the slideshow and free movie night on the Friday and surfing and photography sessions on Saturday.

“The slideshow is going to showcase Guy Kimola, who is one of the best photographers on the islands. He’s captured the many facets of the north beach and the Masset area,” said shop owner Mike McQuaid last week.

North Beach is encouraging all of its participants to submit photos of Haida Gwaii waves (with surfers or without) to be used for the slideshow and to be involved in a weekend-long contest to capture surfers and waves, with prizes being awarded to the best. High tide is expected to be at 2 p.m. at the Masset-based location.

The two films that running on Friday are expected to consist of “Bigfoot Country – The Adventures of Woody and the Blue Ox”, a short film featuring a California surfer “with footage from Haida Gwaii”, reads North Shore’s website.

The second film is titled “The Fortune Wild”, about Tofino pro-surfers Peter Devries, Noah Cohen, Reid Jackson and Aaron Jackson in a comedic documented trip to Haida Gwaii. The movie was shown last year and was so popular the shop has decided to show it again. It has also won the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) for Best Water Film.

“Both of the movies were filmed on Haida Gwaii and the waves are very recognizable. They’re both well-filmed and funny and it’s a great experience for locals to see their home on the big screen,” said McQuaid.

“It was a fun look at life on the shores of Haida Gwaii for a group of surf-seeking friends. Their message of maintaining and protecting the coast, keeping the beaches clean and enjoying our beautiful surroundings come together with great cinematography and a fun soundtrack,” said VIMFF’s website.

The slideshow and films will be screened at the Haida Gwaii Recreation Building starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 and the shop’s expression sessions start at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 with Adopt-a-Grom at 10 a.m. at Hiellen River, North Beach.

“Conditions have been excellent for all the expression sessions and we hope that this trend will continue. Storm season is around us now and we hope it will continue to provide good waves,” added McQuaid.

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