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Beach Clean at Playa Carvallo!

Beach Clean at Playa Carvallo!

Categories General Surfing
On a typical Saturday, the Valpo Surf Project group can be found at the beach in Con Con surfing. But Saturday, November 19, we brought the group to clean a local beach at the foot of Playa Ancha, called Carvallo. This beach isn’t suited for surfing, nor is it very frequented by swimmers due to it ...
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Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro 2016

Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro 2016

Categories General Surfing
The 27-30 of October the 2016 Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro brought women surfers from around the world to Chile. The Valpo Surf Project team made the trek south to watch the competition and cheer on some of the best female surfers in the world. Valpo Surf Project board mem ...
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Photo Recap of October English Classes

Photo Recap of October English Classes

Categories General Surfing
The past month in English classes we have been focused on tourism. We first focused on tourism right here in Valparaíso, considering it is a city that receives a large amount of tourists each year. Vocabulary such as port, hills, cruise ship, restaurant, store, were some of the things we taught our ...
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Become a Socio of VSP!

Become a Socio of VSP!

Categories General Surfing
We are happy to announce the start of our first Spring 2016 Socios Campaign! What is a socio? Socios are individuals who support us through monthly donations that allow us to actualize our work at Valpo Surf Project. To be a socio signifies that you will be directly helping our organization to achie ...
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Independence Day Celebrations in Laguna Verde

Independence Day Celebrations in Laguna Verde

Categories General Surfing
Chile celebrated their Independence day this past week on September 18th! One of the neighborhoods that we work with, Laguna Verde, welcomed in the holiday weekend by having a school-wide festival full of games, typical Chilean food, and music. Valpo Surf Project was excited to be able to attend the ...
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Rip Curl Pro Caletas Maule Surf Competition

Rip Curl Pro Caletas Maule Surf Competition

Categories General Surfing
Back in July, the VSP team traveled south with a small group of students to watch the Rip Curl Pro Caletas Maule surf competition. We had one of our students, Sofia, age 17, write a blog for us about her experience:Hello, my name is Sofia, and I have been a Valpo Surf Project (VSP) ...
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VSP Welcome’s New Interns: Hillary & Mitch

VSP Welcome’s New Interns: Hillary & Mitch

Categories General Surfing
VSP recently welcomed two new interns to the team, Hillary Goldfine and Mitch Stent. We sat down with them to see what goals and expectations they have during their time at VSP.VSP: What were you doing before deciding to join the VSP team?MS: Living the exchange stu ...
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Portland Fundraiser 2016

Portland Fundraiser 2016

Categories General Surfing
Last Friday night, Valpo Surf Project (VSP) hosted another successful and inspiring event in Portland, Maine at the beautiful Kingspoke. With the generous support of our food and beverage sponsors, Rising Tide, Downeast Cider, B. Good, and OTTO Pizza
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Winter Vacations Recap

Winter Vacations Recap

Categories General Surfing
Winter vacations from school for our students meant a time to relax, be with family and friends… and do fun activities with Valpo Surf Project (VSP)! VSP took advantage of the winter vacations by planning some exciting weekly activities to get our students active and out into the community.One day ...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Categories General Surfing
As we near the end of June many of our current volunteers are nearing the end of their time here in Valparaíso. A majority of our volunteers are study abroad students that arrived to Chile in late February excited and eager to immerse themselves within the culture and connect with the local communi ...
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