Surfer with Annapolis Valley roots taking on the world


Published on March 15, 2017

Logan Landry, originally from Berwick, is competing in the World Surf League's Qualifying Series.

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BERWICK - Logan Landry isn’t one to wait out a storm from the comforts of home. He heads for the ocean.

The competitive surfer hailing from Berwick sees storms as prime opportunities to catch some optimal waves off of the coast of Nova Scotia. He surfs year round, eagerly waiting for the next chance to ride some big waves.

“It all comes down to experience. The more time you put in the water…you learn how to read waves and read the conditions and figure out what it’s going to do,” the 27-year-old said.

Annapolis Valley-born surfer Logan Landry

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No matter the season, Landry is always prepared to dive in when the weather conditions are ideal for surfing.

“Living here you get a little mix of everything,” he said, adding that the water is extremely cold in the winter months but the big waves are too good to pass up.

“The more I travel the more I realize how good Nova Scotia actually is.”

Landry first tried surfing while visiting the United States on a family vacation at 11 years old. He was hooked almost instantly, and later bought a board of his own to practice at home.

“Being from Nova Scotia you’re surrounded by the ocean so I figured it’d be a good spot to do it,” the Cow Bay resident said.

Today, he’s a sponsored surfer competing in the World Surf League's Qualifying Series.

Annapolis Valley-born surfer Logan Landry

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He’s travelled the world for the sport he loves, honing his skills in places like Australia, Hawaii, California, Costa Rica, Panama, Europe, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden.

“I’ve always really enjoyed it because there’s so many aspects to it and the conditions are always changing. There’s no real repetition… you can do the same move over and over but you’re never going to find the exact same wave,” said Landry.

“It’s always changing and forever different.”

Landry is currently ranked at about 50th in North America, and he’s aiming to make Top 34 to compete in the Championship Tour.

“I’m still learning to this day. I still work really hard,” he said, noting that surfing is an incredibly challenging sport to master due to the unpredictable nature of the ocean.

“There’s nothing that’s really quite like it.”