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3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships - Oct 21-23, 2016 canada's surf news

» 3rd Annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships - Oct 21-23, 2016

» early registration is recommended. We anticipate that all divisions will fill fast and


YouTube:adventures in Tofino by A Brit and a Broad your surf photos & video

» YouTube:adventures in Tofino by A Brit and a Broad - 5:11min

hike to an abandoned crashed plane in the forests, surfing on Long Beach, camping in Tofino

Aug/24/2016


Tofino Surf Groms Movie -  Clayoquot Sound Theater, Sept 9, 2016 canada's surf news

» Tofino Surf Groms Movie - Clayoquot Sound Theater, Sept 9, 2016

Join us at the Clayoquot Sound Theater - Friday, September 9 - for a collaboration between local film makers, Tofino surf groms, and the Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic and see these amazing kids in action on the BIG SCREEN. The short local film will be followed by the surf classic, The North Shore


3rd annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Sept 17, 2016 canada's surf news

» 3rd annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Sept 17, 2016

the 3nd annual bruhwiler kids classic, september 17, 2016 - free, fun, and competitive event showcases the youngest canadian surfers who brave the cold waves for their love of surfing

FREE registration for all kids - all levels - NOW OPEN!


YouTube:Basic Polyurethane Surfboard Repair by Swell Composites, Richmond BC your surf photos & video

» YouTube:Basic Polyurethane Surfboard Repair by Swell Composites, Richmond BC - 11:14min

Aug/04/2016


Starfish day to day Stand Up Paddleboard photos

» Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay - July 11th, 14th, and the 31st

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, Jul/14/2016 Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, Jul/11/2016

Mega Semadhi Claims 2016 Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup industry news

» Mega Semadhi Claims 2016 Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup

In an event dominated by the international invitees, Mega Semadhi was the lone local Indonesian surfer to reach the final of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang and it was Mega who came out on top


Vimeo:timelapse build of a hollow wooden SUP by Brian Finestone your surf photos & video

» Vimeo:timelapse build of a hollow wooden SUP by Brian Finestone - 2:37 min
Jul/04/2016


Vimeo:Longboarder Cale Coulter, a 14 yr old surfer from the Sunshine Coast, Australia your surf trip photos

» Vimeo:Longboarder Cale Coulter, a 14 yr old surfer from the Sunshine Coast, Australia - 5:56 min
Jul/04/2016


Vimeo:Ben Chibber skateboarding in Costa Rica in April 2016

» your skate trip photos & videos

Vimeo:Ben Chibber skateboarding in Costa Rica in April 2016 - 2:23 min

Jul/04/2016


Old Dudes - Winners

» Victoria West Vee Dub13 skate comp - June 11, 2016

» 8 podium photos by Jimmy Miller

» RESULTS POSTED

Jun/15/2016


Mt Wesley as seen from Cameron Lake Your hiking trails

» Wesley Ridge Trail - photos & guide by Lonny Barr

As you drive along Cameron Lake, you can't help but notice the steep bluffs of Wesley Ridge on the opposite shoreline

about 10km with 750m elevation gain/loss - Hiking Time: About 6-8 hours

Jun/15/2016


Kiteboarding and Windsurfing in La Ventana, Baja, Christmas 2015 by Rory Kennedy your Windsurf & Kiteboard photos and videos

» Kiteboarding and Windsurfing in La Ventana, Baja, Christmas 2015 by Rory Kennedy

We took lessons with Elevation Kiteboarding School - Nitinat BC in Summer/ Baja in winter.
Jun/15/2016


Whistler Skateboard Park rejuvenation opens with latest street-style elements - June 7, 2016

» Whistler Skatepark- Whistler Skateboard Park rejuvenation opens with latest street-style elements - June 7, 2016

Measuring at over 50,000 square feet, the Whistler Skate Park is now the second largest skate park in Canada

Jun/13/2016


YouTube:Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2016 - 10th Anniversary Event Recap YouTube:Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2016 - 10th Anniversary Event Recap - 2:45 min

» Music by: Tom Curren, Pat Curren, and Vince Vaccaro

YouTube:Music by: Tom Curren, Pat Curren, and Vince Vaccaro
Tom Curren, Pat Curren, and Vince Vaccaro Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2016 - a few more photos Tom Curren, Sepp Bruhwiler - 2016 Rip Curl Pro Tofino
Noah Wegrich - Rip Curl Pro Tofino - May 29, 2016 - Photo:Nate Lally Young American Kevin Schulz storms Cox Bay to Win the 10th Annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino May/29/2016

» The third and final day of the 10th annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino completed today as National Champions and Rip Curl Pro champions were crowned and $10,000 in prize money was awarded

» RESULTS POSTED

» podium & surfing photos by Justin Jung

Masters - Rip Curl Pro Tofino - May 29, 2016

Chinook Salmon from ten to twenty-five pounds landed fishing Austin and Cree Islands in early June 2016 - Photo:Slivers BC Fishing Reports

» Alberni, Ucluelet, Barkley Sound, Somass-Stamp River - Sep/01/2016
by Doug Lindores

Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it is Salmon Festival weekend in Port Alberni with $55,000 in prizes




♠ upcoming events       full CoastalBC Events Calendar

september 2016

» Sunshine Music Festival, Powell River - Sept 2-4, 2016

» Victoria Classic Boat Festival - Sept 2-4, 2016

» Port Alberni Salmon Festival - Sept 02-05, 2016

» 5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival - Vernon BC, Sept 3-4, 2016

» Jak's Team China Creek Skateboard Competition & BBQ - Sept 10, 2016

» Surfrider Beach Cleanup at Gonzales - Sept 11, 2016

» Rifflandia Music Festival - Victoria Sept 15-18, 2016

» Second Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic - Tofino - Sept 17-18, 2016 - bruhwilerkidsclassic.com

» Nanaimo TeenFest - Sept 17, 2016

» Round The Rock - Stand Up Paddle Race, Seward Park, Seattle, WA - Sept 17, 2016

» Terry Fox Run - Sept 18, 2016

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series:Thetis Lake Sprint - Sept 24, 2016

» Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing Series - Cumberland Sept 24, 2016

» The Queen of the Peak Women?s Surf Championships - Tofino, Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 - queenofthepeak.com

october 2016

» 14th annual Clean Water Classic surfing competition - Westport, Washington - Oct 7-9, 2016 - cleanwaterclassic.com

» Surfrider Beach Cleanup at Jordan River - Oct 9, 2016

» The Great British Columbia ShakeOut - Get Ready! - 10:20 am October 20, 2016

» Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 21-23, 2016 - tofinopaddlesurf.com  
 


♠ news/interesting links

» Surf park proposal floated for Vancouver's False Creek - cbc.ca

» surf pool and beach is being pitched on False Creek beside Science World - vancouversun.com

» Surfer Gang's Lunada Bay "fort" must go, city staff says - latimes.com

» Hawaii has a serious trash problem and it's coming on ocean wavves - cnn.com

» Skateboarding And Surfing Are Very Close To Becoming Olympic Sports - huffingtonpost.com

» Shark attack survivor: Woman suffered one big bite across her body, a punctured lung and broken rib - oarnge county register.com

» The Petitcodiac River tidal bore - Moncton, New Brunswick - youtube.com

» The San Diego Surf Film Festival - sandiegosurffilmfestival.com

» Cassidy BC downhill mountain biker Steve Smith dies from brain injury May/11/2016 - vancouversun.com

» What The Hell Is A Waterman? -surfersjournal.com

» Over the Falls -vimeo.com

» Gabriel Nascimento - El Salvador Longboard as I know it -vimeo.com

» Here's How Munich's Illegal River Surfing Scene Went From City Secret to Global Sensation - mpora.com

» California Surfers Look to Courts for Relief Against Lunada Bay Bay Boys - nytimes.com

» Lawsuit Against Palos Verdes Surf Thugs - markmassara.com

» Inside the Mind of Kai Takayama - vimeo.com

» Australian Surf film "Open your ride" - full movie - youtube.com

» The Boardroom International Surfboard Show Del Mar - May 14-15, 2016 -boardroomshow.com

» 2 bros prone paddleboarding from Ketchikan, Alaska to Mexico border will hit Tofino approx April 20, 2016 - northamericanpaddle.com

» Mexico-bound paddle-boarders make stop in Prince Rupert - thenorthernview.com

» Jai Lee - this man can ride the nose - vimeo.com

» Teen snowboarder who died on Mount Washington identified - vancouversun.com

» The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing. Rising seas are claiming a vulnerable nation - nytimes.com

» Surf Stadium - indoek.com

» River surfers invade Alberta's Rocky Mountains - cbc.ca

» Mount Washington resort sold to U.S. firm - timescolonist.com

» Surf for Love, Not for Gold - surfing in the Olympics - nytimes.com

» forget your gopro. Here's a drone for you [guess it's not a drone if you're flying it] - cbc.ca

» Jay Mandarino buys SBC brand portfolio - mediaincanada.com

» SBC Surf & Snowboard Canada publisher SBC Media files for bankruptcy - canadianmags.ca

» SBC Media Files for Bankruptcy; Initial interest from new buyers - business.transworld.net

» Mick Fanning attacked by shark - skynews.com.au

» Mick Fanning has been attacked by shark during the final at J-Bay - surfeuropemag.com

» RIP Johnny Rice, a true surfing icon - santacruzwaves.com

» http://www.johnnyrice.com

» Sixty-six surfers on a 42' surfboard break World Record in Huntington Beach - June 20 - pacificlongboarder.com

» Battery-powered Surfboard Stuffed With $100,000 Worth Of Meth Washes Up On Beach - yahoo.com

» torn between surfing and golf? - golfboard.com

» 13-year-old surfer killed in Reunion Island shark attack - stabmag.com

» Great White Shark confirmed along Washington coast Feb 2015 -katu.com

» Surfer Bitten By Great White Shark Near San Luis Obispo, California - weather.com

» Mystery surrounding millions of sea star deaths on B.C. coast solved - theprovince.com

» NZ's first artificial surf reef wiped out - nzherald.co.nz

» Chet Frost makes woden surfboards in Nanaimo - interview on TheInertia.com

» Dorian [Doc] Paskowitz, Doctor and Surfer Who Lived an Endless Summer, Dies at 93 - nytimes.com

» The world’s first inflatable reef break - pacificlongboarder.com

» Three surfers die after getting into difficulty in the sea in Cornwall - bbc.com

» Surfing tragedy claims three lives off Mawgan Porth Beach, Newquay - eastbourneherald.co.uk

» How to fight a tiger shark and win - surfline.com

» Michael Scott Moore, author of "Sweetness and Blood...How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California” has just been released, kidnapped in Somalia two-and-a-half years ago while researching a book on piracy - spiegel.de

» Visitors relish Martins Beach, Half Moon Bay, California, after court orders public access restored to surf break - sfgate.com

» World's 20 Best Surf Towns - nationalgeographic.com

» Huntington Beach Surfer dies in the lineup - Wesley Goldenhar suffers fatal wipeout at 20th Street - surfline.com

» Patagonia Surfing Wet Suits Go Green: A new kind of bio-rubber could change the way surf companies make wetsuits - nytimes.com

» False killer whale calf rescued near Tofino in critical condition - globalnews.ca

» California swimmer talks about surviving great white shark attack - cbsnews.com

» Comparing modes of surf tourism delivery in the Maldives - sciencedirect.com

» Liberalizing Nirvana: an analysis of the consequences of common pool resource deregulation for the sustainability of Fiji's surf tourism industry - tandfonline.com

» Performance, agency and change in Surfing Tourist Space - sciencedirect.com

» Sustainable Surf Tourism: A Community Centered Approach in Papua New Guinea - journals.humankinetics.com

» Ensenada bay first surfing reserve in Mexico - utsandiego.com/news

» Conservatives distance themselves from Northern Gateway approval - cbc.ca

» Big wave surfing pioneer Ricky Grigg passes away - surfertoday.com

» Ricky Grigg, big wave surfer and oceanographer, dead at 77 - hawaiinewsnow.com

» More than a thousand protesters rally against Northern Gateway pipeline in Vancouver May 10, 2014 - canada.com

» A shark-deterrent wetsuit? A sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision - ted.com

» Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species - vancouversun.com

» Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand in Way of Northern Gateway Pipeline, According to B.C. Nature Lawsuit - desmog.ca

» Kitimat votes 'NO' to Northern Gateway - cbc.ca

» NZ's first artificial surf reef to be removed, never functioned as intended - nzherald.co.nz

» Humpback whales catch a wave at Pipeline - hawaiinewsnow.com

» Hobie Alter, The Henry Ford Of Surfboards, Dies At 80 - npr.org

» after 23 years, Slater splits from Quiksilver - pacificlongboarder.com

» R.I.P. Hobie - pacificlongboarder.com

» Surfer / dolphin collision at Bawley's Beach, Oz - abc.net.au

» Forget the sharks... Australian beach is closed after four metre CROCODILE goes surfing - dailymail.co.uk

» state-of-the-art surfable wave generator for rivers, lakes or large pools - £2.5 - dailymail.co.uk

» Police asking for help to identify two men for the January 22nd arson at the Leeside Skatepark - youtube.com

» SBC Restaurant 65' wide indoor mini ramp 109 East Hastings St. Vancouver

» Nanaimo area teen dies in longboard collision in Cedar - vancouversun.com

» Gerard Butler in Talks for 'Point Break' Remake - hollywoodreporter.com

» Europe's surfers tackle mountainous seas raised by intense weather system - news.com.au

» Surfers take on 18-metre waves of the Atlantic coastlines of Ireland, Cornwall, France and Portugal - theguardian.com

» Slater's Boards Stolen - surfeurope.mpora.com

» Kelly Slater’s Pipe Quiver Stolen in North Shore Heist - theinertia.com

» Black swans surfing at Kirra in Australia - dailypicksandflicks.com/video

» Australian Fishermen Free 12-Foot Tiger Shark in Dramatic Rescue - theinertia.com

» Shark Kills Maui Kayaker Fisherman - hawaiinewsnow.com

» Kinder Morgan plans to ship 400 tankers loaded with tar sands oil each year through the Salish Sea. If the oil spilled, where would it go - salishseaspillmap.org

» B.C. Whale-watching vessels are receiving unusually close encounters by curious juvenile Humpbacks in the Salish Sea - vancouversun.com

» Search resumes for Missing big wave surfer Kirk Passmore on Oahu's North Shore - hawaiinewsnow.com

» Video of Kirk Passmore's Last Wave - theinertia.com

» Great White sightings on the rise in San Diego - pacificlongboarder.com

» New NOAA Model Improves Understanding of Potential Paths of Japan Tsunami Debris - noaa.gov


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