This 5-day skill development adventure is designed with the paddler in mind that is looking to further develop and refine their boat control in rough waters. Join us on the Bay of Fundy and experience the largest tides in the world as this tidal currents based program will take paddlers to two different padding venues on the Bay of Fundy. While tidal currents and surfing is the backdrop for these venues there are development opportunities beyond boat control. Paddlers will have opportunities to develop and explore leadership, safety & rescue and decision-making in this coastal and tidal environment. Cloud 9 Adventures is excited to be offering this program along with guest coach from the West Coast – Lee Richardson.
The venue for the first two days will be the Shubie Tidal Bore. This venue will offer opportunities to refine skills while paddling in tidal currents, building confidence and comfort in dynamic waters as well as exploring positioning and timing for surfing on standing waves. This 3-hour run will start by catching a ride on the incoming tidal bore and will be followed by using the flooding tide to work our way up the river in search of a variety of tidal races and standing waves created by the impressive tides in the Bay of Fundy. The opportunity to paddle the highest tides in the world is like no other and will be sure to leave you smiling.
Shubie Tidal Bore Video – 2018
Running the Shubie — by: Kayak Hipster
The beauty of the Brier Island landscape will be the backdrop for the remainder of the program. Brier Island is one of those special places that provides paddling opportunities like no other. This location will draw the adventurer to the end of the road! As you travel down the long narrow Digby Neck you will first take a ferry across Petite Passage to Long Island. As you travel the length of Long Island you will quickly realize you are heading somewhere extraordinary. One last ferry across Grand Passage and you will land at Brier Island and quickly become immersed in this idyllic Island poking out into the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. The largest tides in the world have traveled between these islands shaping the land and creating a paddling paradise.
With the ability to paddle in different play spots on the flooding and ebbing tidal current this location provides plenty of opportunities!
Check out our Program Information Package for all the details:
Date – June 4-8, 2020
Location – Shubie Tidal Bore & Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Coaches – Lee Richardson & Jarrod Gunn McQuillan
Price – $749+tax (3 nights accommodation and 2 group suppers included)
* To maximize learning and fun this session is limited to 6 participants
** If you do not have a kayak and/or kayak related gear please contact us as we have rental options available
Brier Island – One of our venues on the ebb current
Slocum Corner Wave – Video By: Ben Fontenot
Brier Island – One of our venues on the flooding current
Gull Rocks – Video By: Ben Fontenot