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Pete Devries and Noah Cohen, Canada

Oh, Canada! Ain’t you so cold and beautiful? Pete Devries leads a crew of very brazen men who surf on the forest’s edge year round in thick rubber, with booties, gloves and hood. In an interview with Stab, Pete once told us that he now prefers the cold. He also told us about the wildlife he […]

cinema // Mar 8, 2016
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Oh, Canada! Ain’t you so cold and beautiful? Pete Devries leads a crew of very brazen men who surf on the forest’s edge year round in thick rubber, with booties, gloves and hood. In an interview with Stab, Pete once told us that he now prefers the cold. He also told us about the wildlife he sees out there, like:

Sealife: “There’s sea-lions and orcas. Orcas are rare, but they would be the most dangerous animal out there if they mistook you for food. The sea lions come up to you and bump you. They’re just a little curious, but big – 2000 pounds.”

Bears: “You don’t really worry about them around town getting into your garbage, more when you’re camping remotely, looking for waves. You have to keep your food pretty contained, ’cause that’s when they’ll wander through the campsite. But they’re pretty scared of noise and humans. We had one pretty close once, sitting in a tree above our tent and it wouldn’t go away. It would’ve weighed 350 to 500 pounds, and probably double us in size. We ended up shooting a flare to scare it off.”

And… “The animal you have to worry about in those situations is a cougar. You don’t see them very often, but if you have a hungry cougar that wants to eat you, there is nothing you can do. If it’s stalking you, there is nothing you can do to protect yourself or get away.”

Kinda makes bluebottles seem fine, huh? This brief slice of footage is from the country’s West Coast. Crisp!

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