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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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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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