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Adam Cornick's photo of Lawrencetown

Winter surf in Nova Scotia

Average rating of 4.60 from 100 votes

Lawrencetown

Spot Location: Nova Scotia > Nova Scotia > Lawrencetown

Date Taken: 31st January 2010. 19274 page views since 22nd June 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.4ft 14s 121.25° 1.5ft 8s 3ft 4s 14
mph
Overcast 13°f
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Kylo Aug 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Another awesome pic dude, really diggin your work

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Kylo Aug 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Another awesome pic dude, really digging your style! And your right, its always warmer in the water.....until you get out!

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liz Aug 5, 2010 Rating: -1

I love all your photo's they are awesome. Looks very cold, but such beautiful pictures.

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Adam Cornick Aug 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Thanks Liz. When it gets this cold, it's actually way warmer to be in the sea. It's the getting out again that's a problem!

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Bruce Anderson Jun 29, 2010 Rating: 0

Beautifully rendered shot, with truly remarkable composition; black and white is a very demanding medium, since you never have the option of glossing over any weaknesses by tweaking the color saturation, or tint. On the other hand, it can engage the viewer a little more deeply than color, which can put him in the place of having to make decisions about the photo that he might otherwise avoid making. I liked this shot immensely, the first moment that I saw it. Nice job.

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mantis Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Ahh yes, nothing says "Come on in, the water's great" like snow and ice on the beach

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SurfKayakCancuk Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 1

Very nice shot, POD worthy for sure.

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phenix Jun 28, 2010 Rating: 0

Whats the water temp?

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chma Jul 17, 2010 Rating: 0

In Nova Scotia? By the end of January its down to zero degrees celcius mate (obviously salt water freezes at lower than zero) and that's where it stays until about the beginning of April. You've no idea how awesome it is to see a big number 2 in the water temp reading on the forecast haha.

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bra_boyz_canada Jun 30, 2010 Rating: 0

Taken in January - probably around 5-7 C (40-45 F)

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Trevorn Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Keeps the crowds down

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7 Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 0

6-4 wet suit over fuzzy divers' vest and rash guard; 7 mil boots with divers' boot socks inside; thick lobster gloves; surf until loss of consciousness (about 2 to 3 hours).

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7 Jun 25, 2010 Rating: 0

Crazy, yes, but not because I like to be toasty. I always dress with more rubber than anyone else, having some time ago got over the need to impress anyone with my ability to bear the cold. Screw the cold. Cold bad. Bad cold! When I come out of the water it's usually because I'm exhausted, not because I'm shivering and about to go into a coma. And few things are more fun than being in my 5-4 with hood, boots, and gloves, in early May or late April, and watching all the bravehearts enter the water with 3-2s, no boots and no gloves, just because the air temp is over 68F = 20C. They last about 20 minutes. It's all about specific heats and how long it takes for an ocean to warm up. Ain't physics a bitch.

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zwaager Jun 24, 2010 Rating: 1

ur crazy! haha. a 6/4 with 7 mil booties and mits is all ya need! then ya hop in a warm car, stop at tims for a coffee and hit the house for a nice steamy shower after with the ol' lady and uve got urself a day in paradise! ...i throw in the ol' lady cuz ya gotta rid yourself or shrinkage somehow. and you dont know shrinkage till u shit your own noodle! haha

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mattmariob Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 1

shots like this are why i wanna surf canada

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Jack Glick Jun 24, 2010 Rating: 0

that comment made me realize what we kind of take for granted up here...I'm getting used to surfing in these conditions during the winter, so I guess I don't always realize the magic or the draw of an ice-covered landscape while freezing-cold water courses through and around you, and the refreshing wake-up call it serves as on a bright winter day, then - like mentioned - the ever-so-relieving undress, towel-off and hot shower that follow

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slim shady Jun 23, 2010 Rating: -3

Big bears, crocodiles , great white ....so ....if u are a surfer in lawrencetown u are a really brave dude. sorry.

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moonyface Jun 22, 2010 Rating: -1

Toasty

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swwl Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 0

is that a rare Arctic saltwater crocodile made its way further south?

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Kaptain Kook Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Is he eating a rare Artic Wolf? He's got him right on the jugular. AAAoooowwww.

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Suction Cup Jun 22, 2010 Rating: -1

that's a beaut bruce!

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the vanity project Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 3

1-You check the surf. 2-You check your car boot to find a damp wetsuit that is slowly thawing out from the combined heat of the partially exposed brake and indicator bulbs from the drive down. 3- you check the length of any retractable fleshy appendages on your person (adding at least 10% due the ruler clearly being “faulty” or something) and wave it goodbye for a few hours and pray for its safe return. 4- You get in and surf till your blue. 5- You slowly thaw out and check the length of your fleshy appendage using the combined heat of the partially exposed brake and indicator bulbs and pray for its safe return (adding at least 20% due to the…..

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the vanity project Jun 27, 2010 Rating: -1

To be fair Joggly, I only put the indicators on at night because my headlights don’t work

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Get Joggly Jun 25, 2010 Rating: 0

Brakes and indicators on way to surf , what country is this ???

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chma Jun 24, 2010 Rating: -1

The first two or three minutes in the shower are hell to the extremities.

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ahinalu Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Don't you mean the searing pain as your fingers and feet start to get blood back?

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chma Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 0

Sums it up, but you are forgetting the amazing contrast of a hot shower after a sub-zero surf. Add in some chinese food from Tan's and a beer and that's a good day.

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the vanity project Jun 23, 2010 Rating: 1

Treason!!!!

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slim shady Jun 23, 2010 Rating: -3

So , if u live there , try curling, snowkite , snowboard , skis , skeleton , hockey ........forget about surf?

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the vanity project Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 1

Worryingly this was probably a long exposure photo and the wave didn’t move…..iced over

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Simpterfex Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 1

That's my kind of weather!

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Scott Jun 22, 2010 Rating: -1

that photo is "ice" cool :D

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Sneakybadger Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Gives me "Shell Shock's" just looking at it.. Awesome!

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Kaptain Kook Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 1

Oh my giddy aunt!

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Baboon Barrels Jun 22, 2010 Rating: 2

looks tropical! hmm

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