Can you imagine you can practice surfing in Calgary, even in winter?! You don't have to travel to Caribbean or Australia. The fact is it has not been a serious winter so far.
I was on Bow River Pathway last week for a walk and saw these two guys by 10th St. Bridge. In fact I had seen people at the same spot a few month ago but that was July or Aug. but the warm winter has encouraged people to do this activity in the ice cold waters of Bow River. Some don't even dare touch the water!
(Photo: This is the moment that the surfer is able to stand on his feet on the board. You can see a giant slab of ice in front of the scene. This was just shortly after 16:00 hours)