5 Best SUP Surf Spots

5 Best SUP Surf Spots

 

Article written by Pierre-Philippe Loiselle.

In Quebec, the SUP surfing culture is more and more present. For example, the end of the summer and the arrival of the autonomy are also synonymous of "we take our tank and we go to the American East Coast". If like me, you can't wait to take the I-89S to Maine, Rhode Island or New Hampshire, here are my 5 favorite SUP Surf spots. 

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VAGUE À GUY, MONTRÉAL
Level : beginner

Before even taking the road to the United States, the Wave at Guy is a must. I consider this wave as the best wave to acquire all the skills in SUP surfing, to then progress towards other more technical spots. 

Photo : Sophie Corriveau

HABITAT 67, MONTRÉAL
Level : intermediate / advanced

Habitat 67 (or H67 for the regulars), is a spot that produces a pretty good wave for SUP surfing. For example, at the beginning of the season, with the shoreline having a rather high flow, it is at H67 that you can experience "big juice" and improve in relatively intense waves. Personally, I believe that when you master the wave at Habitat 67, it's a sign that you can go offshore with confidence, ease and enough skill. 

Photo : Phil Émond

JENNESS BEACH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Level : beginner / intermediate

Jenness Beach: probably one of the most frequented places by Quebec surfers. No surprise, I love this place too. Less difficult than another spot not far to the south called "The Wall", Jenness Beach offers several break zones, both at high and low tide. In this respect, Jenness Beach offers many possibilities for SUP surfers of all levels.

Photo : Sophie Corriveau

LONG SANDS BEACH, MAINE
Level : beginner

In my opinion, this is one of the easiest spots to find a "peak" by yourself. With 2.1 km of beach, Long Sands Beach allows us to be few in the water and to perfect our skills and techniques. Remember, even though you're on your own (or almost on your own) on the water, always remember to use proper etiquette. 

 
Photo : Dominic Faucher

MATUNUCK, RHODE ISLAND
Level : intermediate / advanced

For the more advanced SUP surfer, Matunuck Beach is incredible, especially when the swell comes from the south. With its many peaks, a left point, an "A-frame" peak, and most importantly, the "outer reef" far offshore to the right of the beach, Matunuck Beach is a spot to try. When conditions are right, the waves at this award-winning Rhode Island spot offer a long ride that isn't too fast and allows for plenty of carving!

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Pierre-Philippe Loiselle, better known as Pépé, is an experienced flatwater and whitewater paddler who frequently rides the waves of Montreal and the most popular spots on the planet. Over the years, he has participated several times in the MTL SUP Fest where he has won, since 2016, the gold paddle for his SUP skills. In short, a reference in paddle board but also in SUP surfing in Quebec.