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The First Waves of Summer

The First Waves of Summer

Categories General Surfing
It is summer in Valparaiso and we are all feeling the good vibes of getting back into the water and surfing with our students. The weather is warm and breezy, and the waves are shaping up quite nicely. There have recently been some very strong swells at our local beach, so it has been even more impo ...
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Arrival of the new Interns

Arrival of the new Interns

Categories General Surfing
Greetings from Charlotte, Chelsea, Eve, and Paul! Arriving during Chilean summer vacation has given us time to get oriented, so we’ll be ready to hit the ground running as soon as activities begin next week. Earlier this week we took a tour of some historic neighborhoods of Valparaíso, and learn ...
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Show Your Support Before the End of 2015 – Donate Today!

Show Your Support Before the End of 2015 – Donate Today!

Categories General Surfing
The Valpo Surf Project is built around the pillars of academic stewardship, environmental and community service, and the bonds and values formed while surfing in the ocean. At the core of the VSP are the relationships with our students, spanning their childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. In ...
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FICSURF 2015

FICSURF 2015

Categories General Surfing
The Valpo Surf Project made its way to Corporación Cultural Las Condes in Santiago on November 27th to attend the 8th annual FICSURF (International Surf Film Festival). Three of our students, Sofia, Mariana, and Vicente joined the staff at the event. Both the staff and students enjoyed the film La ...
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Be a Part of Giving Tuesday

Be a Part of Giving Tuesday

Categories General Surfing
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season ...
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Surfing with Fútbol +

Surfing with Fútbol +

Categories General Surfing
We recently had the opportunity partner with Fútbol +, a nonprofit organization that uses soccer to instill respect, responsibility, and leadership in the disadvantaged youth they serve. They foment leadership by having their more experienced children run the soccer practices for the younger ones. ...
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Support the Valpo Surf Project Through Amazon Smile!

Support the Valpo Surf Project Through Amazon Smile!

Categories General Surfing
With the holiday season approaching, many of us will be shopping for gifts online. You can give even more while using Amazon via their giving program, Amazon Smile. When you are logged into Amazon Smile, Amazon donates .5% of your purchases to the charity of your choice at no extra cost to you. It ...
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Collaboration with Local Entrepreneur: Luis Muñoz

Collaboration with Local Entrepreneur: Luis Muñoz

Categories General Surfing
The Valpo Surf Project (VSP) is an organization with support from various parts of the world. All of these sources are important to the success of our project, while connections with local supporters have been extremely rewarding. One of these local supporters is Luis Muñoz, an entrepreneur and the ...
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Portland Silent Auction Fundraiser 2015 Recap

Portland Silent Auction Fundraiser 2015 Recap

Categories General Surfing
Our Portland Silent Auction Fundraiser was held Saturday, October 17th at Think Tank Coworking in Portland, Maine. Over 80 people were in attendance ahe event was a huge success. This event could not have been possible without our sponsors: Sierra Nevada, Otto Pizza, B.Good Burgers, New England Dist ...
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The Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

The Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

Categories General Surfing
 The Valpo Surf Project (VSP) has weekly programming that not only has the intent of forming mentoring relationships with its students, but also is designed to help them reap the benefits of speaking two languages. Although some may think that speaking two languages can cause confusion in the m ...
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