Published on April 1st, 2017 | by RB TeamPhoto by William Levacher | 0
This is Montreal’s “big wave”. The spot, also called H67, is named after “Habitat 67″, a recognisable model community and housing complex. The landmark apartment complex right next to the wave is hard to miss. Great spot to film as you have a view of downtown Montreal from the wave. Habitat’s sister spot is Right Sides.
- 2600 Av Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal, QC H3C 3R6, Canada, North America
- Next to Habitat 67, Enter the trail from the park to the left of Habitat. Habitat 67 is at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy in Montreal. From Autoroute Bonaventure 10, take Avenue Pierre-Dupuy north. Park in the pull-off to the right, just past the street address. Walk behind tennis courts and down a dirt path; the wave itself is easy to spot, just down the embankment.
- St Lawrence River (Rivière du Nord)
Nearest Surf Shops
- Epic Boardshop
- Lost Enterprise (Lost Surfboards)
- Latitude: 45.50033131
- Longitude: -73.5420084
How to Get There
- Optimal flow somewhere around 7200.
- Easy for beginners at the upper 7000′s.
- At low water: more difficult to catch, but better for surfing.
- Gets progressively steeper and greener as water levels fall to 7900 cub.meters/sec at which point this wave stops breaking.
- Two minutes walk to get back to the lineup which at times gets pretty long.
- This is Montreal’s premier river wave.
- Waist to shoulder high.
- Flows all year long. Dangerous during winter due to ice chunks going down the river.
- You need to have good swimming skills.
- A long swim back in the rapids.
- Be cautious of the whirlpool behind the bigger wave. It is also a good swim back to shore. Not suited for beginners.
- This spot was discovered and first used by kayakers. Be respectful of them. Cohabitation is important at this spot.
- Board sizes: everything below 7’2″.
- Ideal board: wider, a good nose volume (6’4″ or 6’8″).
- Take your fish instead of a performance board.
- Bring booties! (the bottom of the river is not actually foot friendly and the walk back neither).
- Check out this video to see where H67 Main Wave and Right Sides are located.