Who are the reef warriors ?
We are pirates and poets. We are windsurfer,sailors, kiters, and s.u.p. surfers. We drink rum and play guitars well into the night. We marvel at the sunsets beauty and are amazed by the power of Lake Erie.
We live the hang loose life style of Hawaii. We have a reggae groove,with some Caribbean soul.
Why are we reef warriors?
After watching the movie Bra Boys, about the surf gangs in Australia, one of our group brought up the idea of forming our own “surf gang”. Not in the negative way gangs are portrayed, but in the purest form, an extended family. Now we have always watched out for, helped, and encouraged each other, but there was always the tiniest of separation of all our disciplines. Now we were no longer the Hobie cat guys, or the dudes who kite, or that crazy bunch of windsurfers, or the girls doing paddleboard yoga. We were now reef warriors.
Many idea’s were tossed around for what we should call our little ” surf gang”, the reef warrior title stuck. There is a shallow reef where we play and when Mother Nature rile’s up Lake Erie the battle begins. At times you need a warriors determination just to get out through the shore break and swells. There is not one among us who has not broken some equipment or lost some blood to the rocks and zebra mussels on the reef.
Where are the reef warriors?
Our secret spot is on the north shore of Lake Erie, the south coast of Canada.
We are from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, St. Catherine’s, Hamilton, Welland and Rochester.
We are from Great Britain, Chec Republic, Netherlands the US and Canada.
We have reef warriors in the Outer Banks of North Carolina,the shore’s of British Columbia, and the beaches of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Follow our exploits and let us know if you are a reef warrior too.