Surfers in Nova Scotia love it when a storm is near, and its even better if it brings strong winds.
Throughout the warmer summer season, swells rely on small gusts and don't get very large.
But when a storm nears the province, waves can reach as high as 8 metres.
Determining the best location to surf depends on the duration of strong gusts and their direction.
The cold water means surfers have to wear special wet suits to keep from freezing.
Water temperatures at this time of year can drop to as low as 4°C.
Despite the cold outside and in the water, many are willing to hit the waves and have some fun along the way.