Summer is here and vacation time is around the corner. For those wanting to scale it down to perhaps a more affordable getaway, Point Michaud may be a great destination. But leave your cell phone behind. There is no Internet access on the shores of this Cape Breton three-kilometer sandy beach.
What you will find however, are hundreds of tourists and residents who come each year to surf. That’s right, surf’s up!
The wind driven swells can reach as high as 10 feet depending on the season and weather. Founder of this grass roots surf club, Michelle Richards, says it has become the best East Coast location for summer surf programs.
She began surfing when Joe Nuzzo of Suncoast Surf Shop in Pinellas, Florida (Treasure Island) introduced her to the sport. Actually, he introduced her to the culture.
“The energy and healthy lifestyle drew me in,” Richards admits.