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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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Let’s go surfing and surfing more and surfing again!

Let’s go surfing and surfing more and surfing again!

Categories General Surfing
The Surfestival, Chilean surf film festival, passed through Concón recently. This was a great opportunity for us to take some of our students out for the night to go watch movies about surf culture and the development of surf in Chile.First we got our breath taken away watching the big wave contest ...
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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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