Jaque Q&A

Name: Jaque

Bio: Northern Manitoba, now resides in Ucluelet, BC

Stance: Regular

Work: Pretty versatile. Just about anything.

  1. What do you do?

    1. I’m pretty versatile. Just about anything. I enjoy working for myself, and yea. Just trying to get by.

  2. What brought you to the Ocean/Surfing?

    1. Well you know, it was a really funny story….. I was on the ferry, I seen this smashing wave against the rocks, and it said “come see the storms on the West Coast”. So we decided to drive out this way. And I came here, and the aroma and the beauty of it all hit me, and I decided this is where I want to be. I gave it all up and came here.

  3. Where’s you favourite wave?

    1. I’ve only hit a few, and I’d have to say Cox Bay, Tofino.

  4. How do you feel when you’re surfing?

    1. I feel amazing! I feel alive! I feel 20 years younger! I should’ve done this so many years before. Once I’m in the water I completely feel alive and healthy. More healthy than I have felt in years.

  5. How’s the surf in Manitoba?

    1. Well, it’s a little cold…. And if you really want to fight the polar bears you can get some insides off the icebergs, but otherwise it’s not as spectacular as it is around here.

  6. When was the last time you had an Ice Cream headache?

    1. Ummmm…. 4 days ago!

  7. What is the craziest thing you have ever done that you can talk about on the Internet?

    1. I jumped off an antenna once. 500ft antenna in Minnesota. I was building cell towers, I snuck up my parachute and did it between the guide wires man! But I hit the ground then I got fired. So that was the end of my cell tower career.

  8. Have you ever been Hang-Gliding?

    1. Yes I have actually. I have the unique ability to say that I’m the only person in Manitoba, Northern Manitoba, north of 55 to take a Hang Glider off of Mystery Mountain. Fist of all, it was the only Hang Glider and second of all I was the only one to hit a tree! Broke 3 ribs, both my thumbs, cracked my right arm, and completely destroyed the Hang Glider.

  9. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done that can be talked about in public?

    1. Not married my wife sooner.

  10. What’s you favourite surfing website?

    1. SurfCam Canada baby!!

  11. What’s your Surf Project for the next 12 months?

    1. To surf as much as I can and bring my son every time I go!