Over two weekends in July, the Nova Scotia Sea School, in partnership with HRM Recreation for Musquodoboit and Sheet Harbour, will launch a new project called the "Get Out and Surf Program".
Primarily funded by the 4Cs Foundation, the project will feature 10 to 12 teenagers designing, building and "arting-up" surfboards on the Eastern Shore.
The Eastern Shore is a region of HRM with a strong community of adult surfers and artists. Yet, despite the area's abundance of surfable waves, there are few young people who surf or are involved in the surf community.
One of the two main goals of the new project will be to provide youth on the Eastern Shore, who lack financial resources and information, with the basic equipment and knowledge they need to get out and surf and benefit from the treasures available in their own backyards. [Read more...]