Lack of rules has Montreal river surfers worried
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 August, 2014 - Montreal is becoming a miniature Tofino with surfing becoming more and more popular. But a lack of rules is making it extremely dangerous.The number of people surfing daily at the city's two favourite spots — Lasalle and Cite-du-Havre — has doubled to 100 a day in the last year.
There are concerns, however, that the water is dangerous and the surfers who come are not experienced. Last summer a 23-year-old woman died when she was crushed between her surfboard and a tree at the water's edge.
"Lots of people who come here haven't surfed before," said Pascal Trudel, who surfs at Cite-du-Havre a few times a week. "Those people risk drowning and serious injuries."