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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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Spotlight: Meet Mariana

Spotlight: Meet Mariana

Categories General Surfing
Last December we had one of our students graduate from the Program. Mariana started the program in 2014 and was part of the start of the program in Montédonico. As a graduate of the program, Mariana now participates with us as a mentor at surf sessions and in classes. This past week we sat down wit ...
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Boston 2016 Silent Auction Fundraiser Recap

Boston 2016 Silent Auction Fundraiser Recap

Categories General Surfing
On Saturday, June 4th the Valpo Surf Project hosted yet another successful Boston Silent Auction Fundraiser. We had 60 people at the Venture Cafe in Cambridge, enjoying food from Anna’s Taqueria and Flatbread Pizza Company, drinks from Downeast Cider, Gosling’s Rum and Sam Adams, and a chance to ...
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Winter Pool Sessions

Winter Pool Sessions

Categories General Surfing
Winter is upon us here in Valparaíso as the days feel a bit shorter and the ocean water feels a lot colder. It’s that time of year to start bundling up with scarves, jackets, and beanies. We want our students and young surfers to keep improving their skills consistently throughout the year, but d ...
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A Morning at El Internado

A Morning at El Internado

Categories General Surfing
It’s a Saturday morning, May 14 in Valparaíso, Chile. Winter is creeping in, the air is damp and fresh from fog that covers the city like a blanket. How lucky that this particular Saturday, the Valpo Surf Project team gets to spend the morning enjoying a breakfast made by the talented chefs at lo ...
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“La Música” in English Class

“La Música” in English Class

Categories General Surfing
English classes are one of Valpo Surf Project’s regular activities with our students. Weekly, we go to our students’ neighborhoods to hold classes in their schools, community sports clubs, or neighborhood council buildings. This the past month, we’ve been teaching English through music.We star ...
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NYC 2016 Silent Auction Fundraiser Recap

NYC 2016 Silent Auction Fundraiser Recap

Categories General Surfing
Last Friday April 29 was a bright night for VSP in New York City as the organization hosted more than 100 attendees for its 8th Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser at WeWork’s Soho location with the generous support of our food and beverage sponsors Sierra Nevada,
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Happy 75th Anniversary to Laguna Verde Elementary School!

Happy 75th Anniversary to Laguna Verde Elementary School!

Categories General Surfing
Last Friday, Earth Day, a few of our mentors went to a celebration of our partner Laguna Verde Elementary School’s 75th birthday. All the students gathered to partake in the event, where the principal spoke, a group of Mapuche people (the largest indigenous group in Chile) sang to celebrate the mu ...
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