This summer, the road to Tofino closed for some weeks due to wildfires—there’s never been a better time to support its creatives.

Seeing so many women in the line-up in Tofino on Vancouver Island is emboldening, particularly when you consider how frigid the water temps can be. This empowered community of women influenced by life on the water extends to the town’s prominence of artists and creatives. Somewhat unsurprising as new ‘Blue Mind’ research highlights that “living close to water increases creativity”. We sat down with a handful of them to chat about influences and processes, community, and of course, longboarding. 


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