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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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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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