gypsy8844's photo of Vancouver Island North (Long Beach)

This shot of a Canadian Coast Guard vessel in Cox Bay, near Tofino. Doing I know not what. Shot by Dave Ashurst

Average rating of 4.14 from 44 votes

Vancouver Island North (Long Beach)

Spot Location: Canada, West > British Columbia > Vancouver Island North (Long Beach)

Date Taken: 26th October 2008. 7929 page views since 26th December 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
9.5ft 14s 280.26° 1.8ft 16s   9
Clear 45°f
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f-dub Feb 17, 2009 Rating: 1

That would be so damn sweet im goin to be a coast guard just to do things like that

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slackerly Jan 2, 2009 Rating: 14

All else said that shoulder looks like a sweet ride. Wish I was there.

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cosmicgoat Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 11

http://www.westcoaster.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=2723 here is a link to the story I am talking about!!!

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Easily:HyPn0tiZ3d Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 15

Duck Dive ninjas !!

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Markus Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 17

It's probably just a training exercise. These boats can roll over and they will just pop back upright. They are designed for worse conditions than these.

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archibald gruntfuttock Dec 31, 2008 Rating: -6

Nah I bet its photoshopped.

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chenson Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 16

this is one of my nightmares. another one is getting shot but this one is more terrifying.

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Dave DP1 Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 1

Its allright guys... he's just hit the lip and about to regain the sholder! WOO!

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stuLittle88 Dec 31, 2008 Rating: -1

Its Ok, Kelly's at the helm!!

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harveywallbanger Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 13

bet a lot of the people on that boat suddenly found themselves sitting down

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nelch Dec 31, 2008 Rating: -4

cosmicgoat what help would that be to a surfer? i dont know about you but id rather take my chances on my own than have some 50ton boat land on me

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nelch Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 16


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lee Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 1

that would be so fun to be on that boat

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BuzyG Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 13

What a fun way to die!!

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Spoons Dec 31, 2008 Rating: -1

And people say that kayaks get in the way! Thats some mad shizzel

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Anth Dec 31, 2008 Rating: 0

damm them boats gotta be so tough, like cast iron front or something!

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sk75 Dec 31, 2008 Rating: -1

The date is right. They were out there doing training. I was out there watching them.

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slackerly Dec 27, 2008 Rating: 15

not sure how much help they would be. i guess a they could drop a rescue swimmer, but still thats pretty gnarly cox

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cosmicgoat Dec 26, 2008 Rating: 10

You got the wrong year for that pic. It was in '07, the coast guard was looking for a surfer. Apprently the surfer got to land, and didn't inform the coast guard.