West coast surf culture has evolved. Cold water surfers are continually exploring new sections of coastline by air, land and sea. And locals have proven you can be a professional surfer and live in Canada. Vancouver Island has a vibrant community complete with dedicated photographers, shapers, surf schools, competitions, and line ups where men and women represent equally. In tune with the natural rhythms of the ocean, water people are some of the most insightful and effective activists, raising awareness around plastic pollution, overfishing, damaged coral reefs, seeping toxic waste and a myriad of other consumption based pollutants.