Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Tom Ryan photo)

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands

Surfing & Watersports

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) is home to a small but growing surf community.

With hundreds of kilometres of open ocean, sandy beaches, and almost year-round waves, the surfing here is highly accessible, but it's never crowded – even on days with perfect conditions.

Bring surfing gear or rent it at North Beach Surf Shop in Masset (the only surf shop on Haida Gwaii), which offers lessons and guided experiences. Not a surfer? Try kiteboarding or stand up paddle surfing to still enjoy Haida Gwaii’s waves and beaches.

After a surf session, explore some of the other unique aspects of Haida Gwaii, such as its Aboriginal culture, outdoor activities and pristine wilderness.

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