Nova Scotia is wet, wild, windy island off the east coast of Canada.
It seems like an unlikely place to breed snowboarding halfpipe talent – but some of the best Canadian competitors have come from this tiny windswept isle.
Three Olympians in the last five Olympics have come from a place that’s known more for its sailing and fishing than snow.
Alex Duckworth is one such talent. She is sponsored by Billabong and represented Canada in the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.