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5 benefits of learning a second language

5 benefits of learning a second language

Categories General Surfing
“Bilingualism alters the structure and function of the mind…bilingual minds are different not because bilingualism itself creates advantages or disadvantages, but because bilinguals recruit mental resources differently from monolinguals”.11) Better overall cognitive abilities, including improv ...
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Ceremonial Surf Competition in Pichilemu

Ceremonial Surf Competition in Pichilemu

Categories General Surfing
The Ceremonial, a big wave competition in Pichilemu, Chile, received the green light for Saturday September 9. The event has the possibility to occur once a year depending on if a big enough swell comes through. There is little warning before the competition takes place, so competitors and spectator ...
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Winter Vacations 2017

Winter Vacations 2017

Categories General Surfing
We just wrapped up a fun two weeks with our students during their Winter vacations. Fortunately, the weather was nice enough to spend the majority of the time outside enjoying surf sessions and trips to the Botanical Gardens.Wintertime in Chile has the tendency to bring in big swells which means we ...
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Boston and NYC 2017 Silent Auction Fundraisers

Boston and NYC 2017 Silent Auction Fundraisers

Categories General Surfing
In the past few months, the Valpo Surf Project (VSP) has hosted its annual Silent Auction Fundraisers in Boston and NYC. On Friday, May 5th our annual Boston Silent Auction Fundraiser took place at CIC Venture Café in Cambridge with generous food and drink donations from Anna’s Taqueria, Flatbrea ...
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Thanks, Lila!!!

Thanks, Lila!!!

Categories General Surfing
The support that the Valpo Surf Project receives from around the world never ceases to amaze us.This year we have had the pleasure of working with an incredible New Jersey native named Lila.Lila first heard about the VSP through her surf instructor Nick Napolitano.Nick began volunteering with VSP ba ...
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Share the Stoke

Share the Stoke

Categories General Surfing
Recently, we had the special privilege of welcoming the Share the Stoke Foundation at one of our very own surf sessions here in Chile.The Share the Stoke Foundation is a non-profit based in South Florida, USA dedicated to spreading the gift of surfing.Founder Kelly Kingston started the foundation wh ...
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Beach Clean at Playa La Boca, Con Con

Beach Clean at Playa La Boca, Con Con

Categories General Surfing
Summer in Valpo is now in full swing! For many of us, summer means lots of time spent surfing, swimming, and soaking up some sun at the beach. Playa La Boca in Con Con is one of the most popular beaches in the region of Valparaíso-- you can imagine how many people flock there during these warm summ ...
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Exploring La Isla Park

Exploring La Isla Park

Categories General Surfing
The environmental component of the Valpo Surf Project has always been a natural extension of our surfing. Surfing puts us in intimate contact with the ocean and pushes us to learn about the forces that create the waves, currents, and tides that affect us. We also come to realize that, in enjoying th ...
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Skate Workshop in Playa Ancha

Skate Workshop in Playa Ancha

Categories General Surfing
Valpo Surf Project (VSP) spent last Saturday, November 26th, conducting a skateboarding workshop as part of the second Community and Recreation Fair of Playa Ancha. Three Valpo Surf Project “tíos” and one VSP student, Vicente of Laguna Verde, 16, gave lessons to local children visiting the fair ...
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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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