From Sea to Shining Sea: Lisa Andersen sets up camp in Tofino, Canada
Roxy’s Lisa Andersen Champ Camp has all water temperatures covered after last week’s camp in the scenic and chilled surf off the coast of Tofino, Canada. From California to Costa Rica and now Canada, the camp has brought together young leading surfers hand-picked by Lisa Andersen for a chance to learn and be inspired by the best.
This two-day experience hosted in the stunning surf town of Tofino and the rainforest nestled cabins of Long Beach Lodge Resort gave 8 of the region’s top surfers an opportunity to train with 4x World Champion Lisa Andersen, preparing them for reaching their goals of becoming professional surfers. Special guest and world-renowned Roxy Surfer Rosy Hodge joined Lisa to provide the girls with expert coaching, video analysis and technical breakdown, and all the necessary tools for surfing success!
The girls kicked off their Canadian surfing adventure with a session and coaching at Cox Bay. The waves were exceptionally large, which upped everyone’s duck-dive count, but once out back, the mess gave way to some proper waves, giving the campers a chance to push each other—and catch a glimpse of Lisa’s and Rosy’s surfing. Technical video analysis and insight from Lisa followed, as did another arm burning surf session. The day of surfing in icy waters was rewarded with one of the biggest perks of surfing in a hood and gloves—the camaraderie of water ninjas jumping into hot tubs to defrost! The next day, the Champ Camp was welcomed with friendly, rippable waves at Chesterman’s Beach, where the campers worked on applying technical feedback from the day before, and improving on what Lisa and Rosy broke down for them. At the end of the day, the girls walked away stoked on so many waves, surfing knowledge, hot tub sessions, and new friends over such a short time. We hope our camper’s love affair with surfing is only just getting warmed up, even if it’s in the coldest of water! Luckily our Roxy wetsuits are fit for warmth.
Thank you for joining us Let The Sea Set You Free finalists Kait Fennell and Alexandra Groot Koerkamp of Canada, along with Sylvie Julien, Hanna Scott, Emily Thicke, Alexa Verstraten, Maria Grant, and Sherah Grant. Keep your eye out for these future champs, and stay tuned for our next Lisa Andersen Champ Camp adventure on the North Shore of Hawaii! #LisaAndersenChampCamp
Robin O'Neill www.robinoneillphotography.com
Scott Furkay www.scottfurkay.com
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