Storm season is upon us. From Westport to Jordan River, La Push to Tofino, the winter swells reward those dedicated enough to face the fury. On the right side, a strange breed hunts the raw and rare waves of Nile Creek and Pipers, defying all skeptics. These watermen embrace the cold seas as their ally in repelling those who play life safe. They earn every turn and gain the respect of those standing on the shore in disbelief. “How can they be out there?” one chatters to a friend in full storm watch armour, “It’s far too cold” And you know what? They’re right.