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Chile’s Pollution

Chile’s Pollution

Categories General Surfing
Chile is one of the most polluted countries in the world, and in certain parts, the sky isn’t even visible through the smog. As the country’s industrial production increases, toxic emissions are rapidly rising as well.The climate and geography of Chile only intensify the pollution. Between mount ...
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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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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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Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro 2016

Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro 2016

Categories General Surfing
The 27-30 of October the 2016 Maui & Son’s Pichilemu Women’s Pro brought women surfers from around the world to Chile. The Valpo Surf Project team made the trek south to watch the competition and cheer on some of the best female surfers in the world. Valpo Surf Project board mem ...
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Photo Recap of October English Classes

Photo Recap of October English Classes

Categories General Surfing
The past month in English classes we have been focused on tourism. We first focused on tourism right here in Valparaíso, considering it is a city that receives a large amount of tourists each year. Vocabulary such as port, hills, cruise ship, restaurant, store, were some of the things we taught our ...
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