Halifax surfing videos have city hall worried

Thought some might find this amusing.


Submitted by watersledder on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 4:45pm

yeah, never legal to have fun.

#1 Sat, 01/02/2010 - 1:16am

Why are they more worried about the paddlers than the untreated sewage in the harbor? Paddling in Halifax just got a lot less pleasant sounding.

#2 Sat, 01/02/2010 - 9:52am

I bet they ferry leaves a lot of gas fumes and etc.. rules haters..

#3 Sat, 01/02/2010 - 12:01pm

The article states, "A YouTube clip posted last month shows a man in an outrigger canoe, with a double-bladed paddle, nimbly floating on top of the wake of a ferry heading to the Alderney terminal in Dartmouth."

I was curious to see a guy on an outrigger canoe with a double-bladed paddle... Actually, if you watch the video, there are two paddlers. One on an outrigger canoe and one on a kayak.

#4 Sun, 01/03/2010 - 9:58am

Anowara, not to worry. Sewage Treament Plant is coming on-line in a couple of months. Should make things much better.

#5 Sun, 01/03/2010 - 12:09pm

Anyone ever experience the "pull-and-suck type of (action) with the engines"?

#6 Mon, 01/04/2010 - 5:27am

No, not at all. . I think it's a bunch of BS myself. I think it would be almost impossible to get close enough to the prop to be in any sort of danger. We always ride from many feet back. The prop is in the middle of the boat, so it doesn't have to turn around on return trips.

Anyone have an good understanding of the hydro-dynamics at play here?

#7 Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:15pm

The only time I remember hearing of that is with jet engines. they could be worried about there liability insurance. if they were to run someone over . much like I worry about bikers when I'm driving my truck. I know a boat cant stop on a dime, they just keep going. I always wondered why they insure the car and not the driver. that would make more sense wouldn't it? to insure the person?

#8 Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:45pm

As young kid back in the day, we would jump off the ramp behind motor boats that were going on to the trailer and all it did was push as away and never towards it. Would this be of the same concept?

#9 Mon, 01/04/2010 - 3:06pm

@anykine, reminds me of Spring Breaks at Lake Havasu. One guy was killed jumping off the back of a house boat but that was because while he was in the air, the driver of the boat put the boat in reverse (driver didn't see the jumper). I don't think this would happen if the boat was moving forward or not moving at all.

#10 Tue, 01/05/2010 - 4:35am

EP- I forgot to mention that I was only able to do it twice as a child before I got the slipper to my butt for doing that stunt.

#11 Tue, 01/05/2010 - 10:19am

Then these guys are REALLY in trouble.



#12 Tue, 01/05/2010 - 11:07am

That's a jet boat Pog no danger there except a pummeling of "Goolies"


#13 Tue, 01/05/2010 - 4:29pm

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