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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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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Categories General Surfing
With the incoming storm this past weekend here in Valpo, we decided to take our students to the Natural History Museum of Valparaíso for an environmental themed excursion. When we first arrived at the museum, we were greeted by some members of their staff, who gave us a brief overview and introduct ...
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Surfboard? Did someone say surfboard?

Surfboard? Did someone say surfboard?

Categories General Surfing
The good thing about surfing is that, as long as you have a good surf spot and favorable swell conditions, all you need is a surfboard and you are good to go! Of course it can get much more complicated than just this, but if we break it down to the essentials, this is what surf is all about: listeni ...
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Visit to Tinta Negra’s Recording Studio

Visit to Tinta Negra’s Recording Studio

Categories General Surfing
Last week we took three of our Cerro Toro students, Martin, Shenoa and Lukas to visit the recording studio Tinta Negra and lay down a demo track with local Quilpué band Steppin’ Cerca. We walked through the front door of an unassuming Quilpué home and stepped into a state of the art recording st ...
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United for Clean Waters 2016 Beach Clean

United for Clean Waters 2016 Beach Clean

Categories General Surfing
As part of the national Chilean campaign, United for Clean Waters, the Valpo Surf Project teamed up with Sea Shepherd Chile to represent Valparaíso in cleaning the Portales Beach on March 26. This was the 5th annual campaign and over 650 volunteers participated in ...
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Excursion to Maitencillo, Thank You Quiver!

Excursion to Maitencillo, Thank You Quiver!

Categories General Surfing
On March 20th we brought a group of nine of our students that have been extremely dedicated to their practice of surf to a special session in Maitencillo in collaboration with the surf shop Quiver. The goal of the session was to introduce the group to another beach and another type wave, to continue ...
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The Summer in Review

The Summer in Review

Categories General Surfing
Well, the Valpo Surf summer of 2015-2016 has officially come to an end. As the instructors begin planning for the transition to the school year and the start of English class, we reflect on the summer full of surfing. Here are some common themes that come up when we talk about the summer, and some f ...
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Sage advice from past interns

Sage advice from past interns

Categories General Surfing
While the newest generation of Valpo Surf Project interns are settling into life in Valparaíso, past interns are moving onto new adventures in the United States. After a year of experiences with students in the classroom and in the ocean, former interns have much to share with those filling their a ...
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Beach Clean!

Beach Clean!

Categories General Surfing
We are tied to the ocean- and when we go back to the sea- whether it is to sail or to watch it- we go back from whence we came. - John F. KennedyWhile we didn’t go back to the sea from whence we came, recently we went to clean the ocean. This ocean has given us at Valpo Surf Project (VSP) a summer ...
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5 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From Surfing

5 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From Surfing

Categories General Surfing
We at the Valpo Surf Project (VSP) see surfing as much more than just a fun sport. Surfing not only allows our students to burn off some extra energy, but it also teaches important lessons that apply to their lives outside of surf sessions.Surfing teaches our students self confidence
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