Thursday, 21 June 2012

Tourism in Richmond County

Breaking news for Surfers: this year the Department of Recreation for Richmond County has offered some new surfing packages in their summer surf program.  For this summer there have been three new additions. A Child Surf Club program will run on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11:30am throughout the summer. The students will have the use of a wetsuit, surfboard and instructions for a fee of $75.00. A Female Surf Club Program will also run throughout the summer on Monday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30am. The charge for this program will be $125.00, which will include the use of a wetsuit, surfboard and instructions. And the Adult Surf Club Program will run from 10 to 11:30am on Wednesday and Sunday mornings throughout the summer. The course will include instruction, wetsuit and surfboard for a fee of $125.00. These courses offer an excellent opportunity to learn the art of surfing. The Recreation Department’s Surf instructors, under coach Michelle Richards, will again be offering individual lessons throughout the summer to individuals who do not want to be part of the 3 above clubs. Lessons will consist of a one and a half hour period for a fee of $40.00 or a 4 lesson package of one and a half hours each for a fee of $120.00; fees include instruction, wetsuit and surfboard. For surfers coming to Point Michaud Beach who will not be taking lessons and only require surf equipment the surf program can also meet
their needs. There will be a fee of $10.00 for the rental of either a surfboard or wetsuit or and a fee of $15.00 when you rent both items. The surf program at Point Michaud Beach will start July 1st. and run throughout the summer season. To check the Surf Report: call 1-902-227-1230 and the summer beach landline is 1-902-587-5112. If you enjoy the beach and love the smell of the ocean and being out in the water this is a perfect sport to take up and an excellent way to stay fit.
Until next week I hope you enjoy exploring Richmond.

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