I am ecstatic with all the great publicity Cape Breton continues to create about all this great island has to offer. This time the focus is drawn to our excellent surfing location Point Michaud, located on the Fleur de Lis Trail in Richmond County.
The following information has just arrived at my desk from Michelle Richards, professional surfer and Surf Instructor for the Richmond County Recreational Departments Summer Surf Program at Point Michaud, as well as the organizer for the Point Michaud Surf Classic & Expo. Michelle informed me that she entered the competition which drew entries world wide describing the local surf break. Michelle is an excellent promoter for Richmond County as a surfing destination and also has a very popular facebook site, SurfPointMichaud, which keeps surfers up on current surf happenings. Although the official announcement about the win has not yet been released to the media, I couldn't wait to share this news with my followers.
This is what Michelle had to say:
"Wow!! Won 1st place and $300 from surf-forecast.com in their Regional Surf Competition. World wide submissions describing your local surf break were received and reviewed. Finally they narrowed it down to mine about Point Michaud Beach, Cape Breton Island. Here are the runner ups: Jack Heckerman - Japan (Okinawa) , Oliver Treetz - Taiwan (North Coast), Giovanni Mancuso - Brazil (Rio Grande Do Sul), Chip Bissell - Mexico (Baja Sur), Salvador Jimenez de la Nuez - Spain (Gran Canaria)"
The new surf region pages will be available soon.
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Still more excellent promotion for Point Michaud Surfing. This information came to me from Michelle's facebook page and I couldn't be more please with the news.
"Surf's Up At Point Michaud", by Daniel Bonner. Found on page 8 of Sport Nova Scotia's quarterly newsletter. The Sport Quarterly, highlights issues in our sport community, local sport participants and organizers who are worthy of recognition, and programs that are working to improve Nova Scotia's sport system."