Kayakers always talk about “The Greatest”. What’s the greatest canyon, or helmet, or vehicle to tour in, boat for the Grand Canyon or the greatest wave. Well, I think I can put the debate of the greatest wave to rest. There is a place in a glacier carved fjord, off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia called Sechelt Inlet. There is a narrow section of this great body of water that forms a series of rapids during tidal swings called Skookumchuck. On positive floods, meaning the water is running into the inlet, a marvelous wave forms. This wave has a silky smooth face with fluffy pile of backwash that varies depending on how fast the water is flowing past.
Famagogo goes to Skookumchuck
Famagogo visits possibly the best wave in the world. Skookumchuck lives up to the hype and we loved it. Here is a quick tour of our visit to beautiful British Columbia. This video features some of the wonderful local paddlers such as Emily and Drew, Ben Marr and many others. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. This should be a mandatory destination for anyone who likes to surf a kayak.