What Can You Do in Canmore, Alberta – when you are injured?

Seven weeks have passed since I originally injured my leg while surfing. I am not allowed to do any strenuous physical activity – that clearly means no surfing but it also means no hiking. At least I am allowed to walk short distances! Mom and I decided to spend a leisurely day in the mountains.

We drove out of Calgary and cruised to Canmore. The sun was shining and there wasn’t too much traffic. Once in Canmore, we looked for a place to picnic. We ended up heading out of town on the road that takes you to Spray Lakes. After the fork in the road, we took the first left at Quarry Lake. In the parking lot, we saw some moms laden down with folding chairs, bags, buckets of toys, and blankets. My mom said, “Let’s follow them; they can’t be going too far with all that stuff.”

She was right. From the parking lot, it is a short walk to the little mountain lake. If you are injured, just get someone (like your mom) to carry your picnic basket or simply put it in a wagon. The park has a few picnic tables and park-style bathrooms. Enjoy!

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Sunshine, Surfboards and Smiles with the Wahine Project in Punta de Mita, Mexico

Sun protection – Dionne putting Zinka on the Wahines’ faces.

More Zinka

The beach at Punta de Mita

Only a few light clouds, not like the other day when it started raining while we were in the water with the girls.

America and Dionne

Waiting for waves

One of the only waves of the day.

Room for two

Miriam is up and riding with the help of a push from Brandon.

Dionne, making her exit.

Gather around to claim your Lei.

The Punta de Mita Wahines

But wait, there are more gifts.

Me too! Me too!

Estrella taking notes from Rosario – how to put on a leash correctly.

Photos by: Desiree Bilon

The Wahine Project, an organization founded by Dionne Ybarra, seeks to break down the barriers that prevent the participation of young girls in the sport of surfing. By providing girls, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to surf, with resources, education, outreach and travel the girls can become proficient surfers while building their self-esteem and becoming socially responsible.

http://www.thewahineproject.org/

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Endorphin TV Demo – Surf in Mexico

In February the production team from Endorphin TV stopped by San Pancho and filmed us for three days. Guerrero (our coach), the local surf boys, and I will be featured in a couple of the episodes. Click on the photo below to check out the recently released demo.

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ATL Surfboards Makes a Move to Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico

Please click on the link below to read my recently published article in Planeta Surf.
ATL Surfboards Makes a Move to Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico

The photographer’s name is Ed Fladung.

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Riviera Nayarit – Full of Fun Waves

Please click on the link below to read my latest article published in Planeta Surf.
Riviera Nayarit Surf Article

The photographer’s name is Ed Fladung.

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San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico – Five Free Activities

Looking for something to do in San Pancho, for free?
Take a look at this guidebook piece I wrote, recently published in the San Pancho Guia Turistica.
5 Wonders in San Pancho/5 Maravillas en San Pancho

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Sri Lanka Surf Article

Please click on the link below to read my latest article published in Planeta Surf.
Sri Lanka

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