Beachfront Activities and Watersports on North Beach, Haida Gwaii
Surf's Up! - at Rapid Richie's North Beach Oceanfront cabins
No matter the weather, our 3 WOOD HEATED cabins offer the quickest way to dry off and warm up after an invigorating frolic in the waves.
Gentle summer swells provide safe and easy fun and thrills for surf boarders and boogie boarders alike. Surf kayakers can hone their skills at the mouth of the Hiellen River.
Wetsuits, boards, kites, masks and snorkels, and Stand Up Paddleboards for adults and kids alike, are available for rent locally, as well lessons and local information. Contact Mike for details at www.northbeachsurfshop.com.
FALL/WINTER SURFS provide the most favourable offshore currents, resulting in a range of beach breaks for all levels of surfing. For Swell forecasts, go to www.noaa.gov
The beach break directly fronting our cabins often proves ideal for both surfing and Kite Surfing. We are also within walking distance of 'the puddle'. Drive 9 km to the Hiellen 'wave machine', or brave the big ones at the spit!
In the late fall / early winter months, when our low monthly rates go into effect, discover one of surfing’s best kept secrets and Hang 10 on one of the best beach breaks on BC’s coast, with lots of waves and lots of room for pros and beginners alike. For beginner lessons, and winter surfing Events, contact Mike at www.northbeachsurfshop.com
Explore by Water
Launch directly into the gentle ocean surf in your kayaks, or paddle the lower reaches of the Chown, Sangan, or Hiellen Rivers in kayak or canoe. Or you can leave from nearby Masset, and kayak across the inlet to visit the totems at Yan (permit required) or ride the tide up Masset Inlet and back. Nearby Pure Lake is a gentle and picturesque spot to launch and explore in a canoe. Kayak rentals and tours available locally. Please ask at the office upon arrival.
'Life's a beach! ... and then you Dive!'
Scuba dive at Yakan Point for a good look at tubeworms and giant sea anemones. Harvest crab, sea urchins and abalone in the inlet surrounding nearby Masset. Or charter a boat to take you to Yan, 7-mile reef, or points beyond for a dive in the virgin waters of Dixon Entrance.
N.B.: Salt Water fishing license required
|www.beachcabins.com Rapid Richie’s
Box 667 Masset,
Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii
British Columbia, Canada
Tel: 250-626-5472 Cell/Voice