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2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Poster YouTube:2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Official Teaser Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2017
Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championships - May 12 - 14, 2017

» 2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Official Teaser - Mar/28/2017

» registration opened March 20th

» February 2017 press release


2016 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships Official Results

Womens SUP Amateur

  1. Jenny Poppet
  2. Kim Saunders
  3. Joanna Gouw
  4. Liz Tatchen

Mens SUP Amateur

  1. Ryan Stuart
  2. Brian Fishbook
  3. Kelsey Thompson
  4. Derek Rhodes

Womens SUP Pro

  1. Genna Flinkman - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
  2. Nadia Baer
  3. Diane Wenzel
  4. Liz Richard

Mens SUP Pro

  1. Finn Spencer - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
  2. Jeffery Spencer - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
  3. Emery Bosut
  4. Glen Pearson

Beach Pong Tournament

  1. Paul Lapierre
  2. Ryan Stuart

MegaSurf Heat

  • Winning Team: Sean Kerrigan, Jason Bennett, Issy Venables, Antoine Caron Cabana, Kelvin Humenny

BodySurf Expression Session

  • Issy Venables, Liam MacDonald, Unknown Merman, Judge Blaire Forsyth, Catherine Bruhwiler

U12 Girls Expression Session

  • Chloe Platenius
  • Kayla Blake
  • Sofia Bruhwiler
  • Zoe Blake

U12 Boys

  1. Shea Bruhwiler
  2. Kobe Bruhwiler
  3. Bodie Hasz
  4. Kyten Travis

U18 Girls

  1. Jasmine Sloman Porter
  2. Serena Sloman Porter
  3. Keanna Hasz
  4. Aqua Bruhwiler

Mixed Longboard

  1. Reed Platenius
  2. Andrew Sadler
  3. Brodie Zellar
  4. Matt Westcott

Womens Shortboard

  1. Shandi K

Mens Shortboard

  1. Kalum Bruhwiler Temple
  2. Pedro Belfort
  3. Freddy Sandford
  4. Reed Platenius

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

Divisions

Womens

  • Womens Amateur
  • Womens Pro
  • Junior Girls (U18)

Mens

  • Mens Amateur
  • Mens Pro
  • Junior Boys (U18)

Surf

  • Womens Shortboard
  • Mens Shortboard
  • Mixed Longboard
  • Junior Girls (U18)
  • Junior Boys (U18)

*Free Tandem Surf with friends of pets and a BodySurf Expression Session. Please register at the beach.

Pro

  • An opportunity to compete for the National Championship Titles for Men and Women SUP Surfing and secure a position as a SUP Surf Team Canada member for 2017 for the ISA World Standup and Paddleboard Championships. A $10 Canadian Surfing Association Fee is added to the registration fee.

Amateur

  • We highly suggest that if you are a competent sup surfer or placed in the top 8 in this division in years past, that you register in the Pro division.

Junior

  • 18 and Under **in order to qualify a child has to be 17 or younger by Dec 31, 2016 – potential repechage depending on numbers

http://tofinopaddlesurf.com/contest/

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 20 -Registration/Competitors Meeting

  • 7:30pm -8:30pm: Free Intro to Jiu-jitsu Class.&nbsnbsp;One hour of the basics to your next favourite hobby by our own Jacob Collard and co.
  • 8pm -9pm: Registration/Check in. Free beer and more $5 $5 beer.
  • 9pm -10pm: Competitors/Judges Meeting
  • Location: Tofino Community Hall

Friday, October 21 -Contest is on

Friday, October 21 -Movie Fest

  • 6pm -11pm: $5 Homemade Chili & $5 Beers
  • 7pm -10pm: Surf and SUP Movies. Admission by donation fn for local charity. Prizes!
  • Location: Tofino Community Hall

Saturday, October 22 -Contest is on

Saturday, October 22 -Awards & Party

  • 6pm: Doors Open
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8pm: Awards
  • 9pm - midnight: Music - Luke Mathison & DJ G-RANT
  • Location: Shores Hall

Sunday, October 23 -Surf Contest is on


  Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships 2016 presents: MOVIE FEST - Oct 21, 2016
 - Oct 21, 2016

Surf & SUP Movie Night & Dinner

  • 6pm - 11pm: $5 Homemade Chili & $5 Beers
  • 7pm - 10pm: Surf and SUP Movies - Admission by donation for local chaarity Clayoquot Action and Rip Curl Surf's Up Event - SUPA Society
  • Location: Tofino Community Hall
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1682345785359344/

  Tofino Surf Groms Movie   Clayoquot Sound Theater, Sept 9, 2016
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
3rd annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Sept 17, 2016

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

~ a day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf!~

- announcing the 3nd annual bruhwiler kids classic, september 17, 2016, with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. the free, fun, and competitive event showcases the youngest canadian surfers who brave the cold waves for their love of surfing. they are committed to fun times and learning how to shred harder. some of them just want to be in the water with their friends. many of them love to compete and thrive from the excitement of a day at the beach with friends, spectators, sponsors and their families! for ages 0-18.

the beach day will run as a one day event in tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format for the competitive divisions and a non judged 'expression session' event for the kids who are not interested in competing but still want to be part of the fun. divisions include open expression session (everyone wins!), 12 and under division, and a 18 and under division. it's all about the kids and celebrating surfing in our community and in canada.

with preregistration now available online at http://www.bruhwilerkidsclassic.com , equipment will be offered to kids who don't have their own. preregistration is mandatory and limited.

the location of the event will be posted on the website, the day prior to the contest or the morning of. we will start at 9 am and wrap up by 3pm.

a few fun things are happening prior to the beach event this year! in early september, we will be showcasing our young canadian talent on the big screen in tofino (location and date tba). a tofino groms kids surf film by local filmakers captured the kids around the beaches this spring to put together a very inspiring short film about these surfers!

if you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at bruhwilersurf@msn.com or contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com. this is a free event and any support would be greatly appreciated.

look forward to seeing you on the beach saturday, september 19! come out to help your kids wiggle into their suits or cheer them on!


  Surf & beach film making day of West Coast Surf Groms   June 12, 2016
Surf & beach film making day of West Coast Surf Groms - June 12, 2016

SURF & BEACH FILM MAKING DAY OF WEST COAST SURF GROMS

Join local film makers and Tofino surf groms for an afternoon at the beach. SUNDAY, JUNE 12 kids will participate in creating there own short film about why they surf, how they care of the beach and what it looks like to play in the waves.

  • What: Surf & Beach Film Making Day
  • When: Sunday, June 12 noon - 4pm
  • Where: Location TBA on the Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/250547165306686/
  • More Info: Facebook Event
  • It's free! Everyone is welcome.. All levels!!!

Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - September 17, 2016 http://www.bruhwilersurfclassic.com


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
Sinoa Olin - Rip Curl Pro Tofino - May 28, 2016 - Photo:Garret Licon Canadian National Champions Crowned on the 2nd Day of the Rip Curl Pro Tofino May/28/2016

» stand out performances on day two were provided by Ben Murphy (Victoria, BC), Leah Oke (Panama), and Mathea Olin (Tofino, BC).

» Podium pics by Justin Jung:Boys 12U - Boys 16U - Girls 16U - Girls U12

» Ben Murphy - Photo:Neal Lally
» Mathea Olin - Sinoa Olin - Photos:Garret Licon

Canadian National Champions - Rip Curl Pro Tofino - May 28, 2016 - Photo:Justin Jung
Rip Curl Pro Tofino - May 27, 2016 - Photo:Justin Jung

Day 1 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - press release - May 27, 2016
Today's standout's included the 6-time Rip Curl Tofino Pro champion Peter Devries, 3x WSL World champion Tom Curren, and young American out of San Clemente, CA Kevin Schulz

» Tom Curren - Photo:Matt Myers
» Tom Curren - Photo:Justin Jung
» Kevin Schultz Photo:Neal Lally
» Peter Devries - Photo:Neal Lally

Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Titles - May 27-29, 2016 Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Titles - May 27-29, 2016

» May 12th, 2016 press release

» 2016 preview video


  2015 ISA World Bodyboard Championship    Live webcast - Dec 07 - 13, 2015

The live streaming schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday, December 7 at 12pm local time in Chile – Opening Ceremony
  • Tuesday, December 8 – Sunday December 13 from 8am to ~5pm – Competition at la Punta 1
  • Sunday, December 13 after competition – Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

  2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational    October 23 to 25, 2015
2nd Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - Oct 23-25, 2015

~ A fun, competitive event for talented and committed surfers in Canada and beyond! ~

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational is supported by sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The fun, competitive event invites talented and committed standup paddle surfers and surfers in Canada and beyond to shred the waves in Tofino this coming October 23, 24 and 25, 2015. Qualifying surfers are stoked, educated, and part of our epic and growing international SUP and surf community.

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational will run as a three day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format, and have open pro men’s, amateur and a women's divisions. By adding a ’surf’ contest component this year, we create an environment of mutual respect between all disciplines of surf and provide an opportunity to bring people together to share their love of surf and their community and to have a good time together.

We are proud to announce that this event is sanctioned as the official Canadian Surfing Associations Qualifying Event for representation at the 2016 ISA World SUP Games for both men and women's divisions.

The awards banquet will be held on Saturday evening, catered by the WOLF IN THE FOG Restaurant, downtown Tofino, October 24 and into the night.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com

Look forward to hearing from you! See you on the beach Friday October 23, 24 & 25! http://www.tofiinopaddlesurf.com/contest https://www.facebook.com/TofinoPaddleSurf


14th Annual Clean Water Classic - Sept 25-27, 2015 in Westport, WA 14th Annual Clean Water Classic - Sept 25-27, 2015 in Westport, WA

» RESULTS POSTED

Oct/01/2015


  The Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championships   Tofino, Oct 2-4, 2015
The Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championships - Tofino,   Oct 2-4, 2015

Join us for the 6th annual Queen of the Peak - Women's Surf Championships inTofino, October 2-4th presented by Billabong. Shortboarders, longboarders and Princess's (girls 16 and under) will compete for cash and prizes and the coveted title of 'Queen of the Peak'. All contest entries include a complimentary welcome dinner at Shelter on Thursday October 1st.

Registration opens September 11th with a kick off party at Surf Sister in Tofino. If you are unable to sign up in person please contact qoptofino@gmail.com to register or call Surf Sister 250-725-4456 after the 11th.

2014 contest highlight video by Adam Chilton


  National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino    October 23 to 25, 2015
National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015

October competition to crown top Canadian men and women adds surfing contest

Canada's original stand up paddle surf contest is coming back to Tofino and this time it's bringing it's big brother. Back by popular demand, Canada's most passionate stand up paddleboard surfers return to the west coast of Canada for the second annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, October 23 to 25, 2015.

"It's a fun, competitive event," says Catherine Bruhwiler, the organizer and owner of Tofino Paddle Surf. "We're inviting any committed stand up paddle surfer from Canada and beyond to a fun and supportive weekend of competing and partying."

Watch the Facebook page for more details as they announced: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507391306144970/

Last year 64 SUP surfers from Ontario, California, Washington and Hawaii joined a strong crew from Vancouver Island and B.C. in the inaugural event. The two day contest featured judged heats in Pro men, amateur men and a women's division. The top surfers in the pro and women's went on to represent Canada at the ISA World Championships.

This year SUP surf won't be the only contest on the water. The Invitational will wrap up with a one day surf contest.

"By adding a surf contest component we create an environment of mutual respect between all disciplines of surf," says Bruhwiler, who will compete in both the SUP and surf events. "It's an opportunity to bring people together to share their love of surf, the ocean and the beach."

SUP surfers will compete on Friday and Saturday with the winners crowned at a Saturday night banquet. Surfers will take to the water on Sunday. Both events will be held at one of the beaches near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada's surf capital.

"Tofino's an ideal location for a surf contest," says Bruhwiler. "With several beaches to choose from, each facing a slightly different direction, we can pick the best venue for the conditions, ensuring quality surf."

The SUP and surf community has jumped on board the event. Last year almost everyone received some sort of prize from sponsors, including SUP boards for top finishers. Bruhwiler expects similar overwhelming support and interest this year.

"I got a lot of great feedback on our inaugural event," she says. "I think this year's event will be even better."


  2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic    Tofino, Sept 19, 2015
2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Tofino, Sept 19, 2015

win a bike rack at 2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Tofino, Sept 19, 2015

A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf! With the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The FREE, fun, and competitive event showcases the youngest Canadian surfers who brave the cold waves for their love of surfing. They are committed to fun times and learning how to shred harder. Some of them just want to be in the water with their friends. Many of them love to compete and thrive from the excitement of a day at the beach with friends, spectators, sponsors and their families! For ages 0-18. The Beach Day will run as a one day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format for the competitive divisions and a non judged ‘expression session’ event for the kids who are not interested in competing but still want to be part of the fun. Divisions include Open Expression Session (everyone wins!), 12 and Under Division, and a 18 and Under Division. It's all about the kids and celebrating surfing in our community and in Canada. With preregistration now available online at www.bruhwilerkidsclassic.com, equipment will be offered to kids who don’t have their own. Preregistration is mandatory and limited. The location of the event will be posted on the website, the day prior to the contest or the morning of. If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at bruhwilersurf@msn.com or contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com. This is a free event and any support would be greatly appreciated. Contest art, tees and hats will be sold at the event as well as at the Saturday Market in the weeks prior to the event

Look forward to seeing you on the beach Saturday, September 19! Come out to help your kids wiggle into their suits or cheer them on!


Peter Devries - Noah Wegrich - Dane Anderson - Ben Murphy 2015 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Photo:Justin Jung 2015 Rip Curl Pro Tofino - Photo:Will Saunders Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015

» Peter Devries - Noah Wegrich - Dane Anderson - Ben Murphy - Photo:Marcus Paladino

» 4 photos from Justin Jung

» 15 photos from Will Saunders

» RESULTS POSTED

» YouTube:In Tofino for the RipCurl Pro 2015 - Video:Jeremy Surin - 1:51

» Final Press release:Californian dark horse Noah 'Wiggy' Wegrich (Santa Cruz, CA) claims Rip Curl Pro, Peter Devries; the highest ranked Canadian retains National title

» May/30/2015 Press release:Pete Devries looked impressive! Ben Murphy, Victoria, BC, achieved the highest heat score of the day, in the men's pro division

» YouTube:2015 Rip Curl Pro Tofino Official Teaser

» May/14/2015 Press release:In Canada’s largest surfing competition, surfers in 11 separate divisions will vie for over $25,000 in cash and prizes at Cox Bay in Tofino, BC - May 30-31, 2015

» RipCurl surf comps from years past

YouTube:In Tofino for the RipCurl Pro 2015 - Video:Jeremy Surin Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015

  2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic   September 19, 2015
a Poster Art Exhibition open to all kids
a Poster Art Exhibition open to all kids
Kids Surf Film Project
Kids Surf Film Project
~ A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf!~

Press Release: Tofino, BC, June 1, 2015 - Announcing the 2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic, September 19, 2015 , with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The FREE, fun, and competitive event showcases the youngest Canadian surfers who brave the cold waves for their love of surfing. They are committed to fun times and learning how to shred harder. Some of them just want to be in the water with their friends. Many of them love to compete and thrive from the excitement of a day at the beach with friends, spectators, sponsors and their families!

The Beach Day will run as a one day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format for the competitive divisions and a non judged ‘expression session’ event for the kids who are not interested in competing but still want to be part of the fun. Divisions include Open Expression Session (everyone wins!), 12 and Under Division, and a 16 and Under Division. It's all about the kids and celebrating surfing in our community and in Canada.

With preregistration now available online at http://www.bruhwilerkidsclassic.com/, equipment will be offered to kids who don’t have their own. Preregistration is mandatory.

The location of the event will be posted on the website, the day prior to the contest or the morning of. We will start at 9 am and wrap up by 3pm.

A few fun things are happening prior to the beach event this year! With a Poster Art Exhibition open to all kids, art is displayed on the webpage, facebook event page and one artists’ work will be randomly drawn for the poster art July 1! In the week prior to the beach day, we will be showcasing our young Canadian talent on the big screen in Tofino (location and date TBA). Collection of kids surf film will be happening now until September 1, with local filmakers capturing the kids around the beaches, at surf club, etc. Video submissions will be accepted via USB. Camcorder, iPhone or Go Pro video all works!

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at bruhwilersurf@msn.com or contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com . This is a free event and any support would be greatly appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you on the beach Saturday, September 19! Come out to help your kids wiggle into their suits or cheer them on!

#kidsurfing #bruhwilerkidsclassic #tofinosurfing http://www.bruhwilerkidsclassic.com/


2nd Annual SurfCam Christmas Classic Invitational Mobile Surf Contest
invite only surf competition runs December 27-29, 2014 in Pacific Rim National Park

» live webcast Sunday & Monday http://www.surfcamchristmasclassic.com/

womens results

  1. Hanna Scott
  2. Mathea Olin
  3. Nina Waltl

mens results

  1. Kye Peladeau
  2. Ben Murphy
  3. Michael Darling
Day 2 heat sheet - SurfCam Christmas Classic Invitational Dec 29, 2014 - Photo:Rebecca Oldroyd
 
Day 2 heat sheet - SurfCam Christmas Classic Invitational Dec 29, 2014 in Pacific Rim National Park

thanks again Rebecca for the photos

Day 2 heat sheet - SurfCam Christmas Classic Invitational Dec 29, 2014 - Photo:Rebecca Oldroyd
 

 
Day 1 heat sheet - SurfCam Christmas Classic Invitational Dec 28, 2014 in Pacific Rim National Park

thank you Rebecca Oldroyd for the timely pics


 

replay the day
watch the whole contest at http://new.livestream.com/surfcamcanada/events/3685312

competitor list

  • Ryan Oke
  • Kalum Temple-Bruhwiler
  • Janek Peladeau
  • Kye Peladeau
  • Sebastian Duque
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • Michael Darling
  • Frazer Mayor
  • Ed Willie
  • Elliot Moore
  • Heath Thompson
  • Alistair Reynolds
  • Ben Murphy
  • CC Unger Mayor
  • Malcolm Daly
  • Joel Knickle
  • Tamarah Stephens
  • Tyler Benoit
  • Jeremy Bowery
  • Shaun Scott
  • Ashleigh Drummond
  • Karla Robinson
  • Cydney Conner
  • Nick Haisch
  • Isaac Raddysh
  • Simon Bauer
  • Nina Waltl
  • Heather Durward
  • Rebecca Olroyd
  • Dominga
  • Mathea Olin

  The Fortune Wild Available for Pre-order on iTunes   release:Nov 10, 2014

Sitka is excited to announce that the Fortune Wild is now available for pre-order on iTunes and will be released on November 10th.

Not long ago, an intrepid crew of surfers and activists from the Sitka family set out on an expedition to the far-flung shores of Haida Gwaii. That trip resulted in The Fortune Wild, a short film directed by Ben Gulliver and featuring Peter Devries, Reid and Arran Jackson and Noah Cohen. One-third documentary, one-third surf movie and one-third storybook wander into the unknown, it’s a beautiful and unconventional look at what makes the West Coast so priceless and so worthy to protect.

The Fortune Wild has been on the festival circuit for the last year, winning multiple awards along the way, and we’re proud to announce that it’s now available for download. Pre-ordering is underway, with release on November 10th after the film screens at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

As bonus content, the download version of The Fortune Wild is bundled with our earlier short film Tipping Barrels, for a total running time of 44 minutes.


  Haida Gwaii Expression Session    Nov 7-8, 2014
Haida Gwaii Expression Session - Nov 7-8, 2014 Tentative Schedule

Friday November 7

  • 6PM – Slide Show Presentation and Free Movie Night
  • Slide Show Presentation and Photo Contest
  • We will be featuring local and off-island photography of waves and surfing. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.
  • Movie “Bigfoot Country – The Adventures of Woody and the Blue Ox” A short film in 2 parts of California Surfer with footage from Haida Gwaii
  • Movie “The Fortune Wild” It was played last year and loved so much we’re playing it again. Join Tofino pros Peter Devries, Noah Cohen, and Reid and Aaron Jackson in this humorous and well filmed story of their trip to Haida Gwaii.

Saturday November 8

  • Adopt a Grom 10AM Hiellen River:The first 24 registrants ages 6-16 will get an hour of one-on-one instruction with one of our local surfers. Wetsuit and Surfboard are provided.
  • 12-4 Expression Session/photography session: With a very high tide at 2pm it’s expected to produce some great wave action and people are invited to come out for a good day on the waves and to take some photos to share in the action. We will have prizes for the best waves for the surfer and photographer.

event website at http://northbeachsurfshop.com/?page_id=133


  Canada's first stand up paddle surf contest coming to Tofino next weekend
Canada's first stand up paddle surf contest coming to Tofino next weekend

» Live Webcast at http://surfcam.ca/tofino-paddle-sup-inivitational-2014/#sthash.AL0IE31l.PgcNjGgq.dpbs

Surf's SUP

As Canada's surf capital, Tofino is a fitting host for the first sanctioned stand up paddleboard surf contests ever held in Canadian surf. The 1st Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational presented by Wolf in the Fog runs Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26 at the Vancouver Island surfing destination. Find out more at http://tofinopaddlesurf.com/sup-surf-invitational-canadian-national-qualifiers/

"The best SUP surfers in the country will be here competing for the national crown, but we also have an amateur division for anyone that just wants to come out and compete in a fun, supportive atmosphere," says Catherine Bruhwiler, the contest organizer and owner of Tofino Paddle Surf. "It's going to be a really exciting to see all the best surfers, all in one place."

This may be the first time any ocean surf SUP contest has been held in the Canada, another first for the hybrid sport. Combining an oversized surfboard with an extra long canoe paddle, like its name suggests SUP is paddling while standing up. Fun, easy to learn and a full body workout SUP continues to be one of the fastest growing water sport. For proof consider the long list of sponsors for the contest: Tofino Paddle Surf, Wolf in the Fog, Tofino Brewing Co., Tin Wis Beach Resort, Coast Mountain Magazine, Cascadia, Jimmy Lewis, Kahuna SUP, Ocean River Sports, Ocean Rodeo, Starboard SUP, Kalavida Surf, Kialoa, Level Six, Norm Hann Expeditions, Ausmosis, Black Project Fins, Woodshed Collective, Blue Wave SUP, Easy Rider, Patagonia, Victory, Xcel, Santarossa Creative and Rogue SUP.

While called an invitational, the event is also open to anyone in three categories, pro-men's, women's and amateur men. As the official sanctioned Canadian Surfing Association Qualifying Event the winners of the pro and women categories will represent Canada at the 2015 ISA World SUP Games in Nicaragua. For everyone else, there's a huge draw prize bin and a raffle in support of SURF'S UP, a charity that takes autistic kids and their families paddling in Tofino, with dry suits, carbon fibre paddles and surf SUP boards up for grabs.

The event really starts on Friday night, at a pre-contest registration and competitor meeting at the Tofino Brewery. Judges will be on hand to explain the heat format and the scoring system. Unlike regular surfing, SUP surfing is scored on not just the wave riding, but also the paddling through the waves, adding to the challenge.

"The winners are going to have to be really well rounded SUP paddlers," says Bruhwiler.

The contest begins on Saturday morning, the actual venue will be decided on the morning of depending on weather and swell conditions, and runs through the day with heats in the various divisions. The top two surfers in each heat move on to the next round. The competition continues through Sunday. There's also a body surfing expression session for those that prefer their waves without accoutrement. An awards banquet follows the surfing at Wolf in the Fog, a Tofino restaurant specializing in local ingredients.

Heats are filling up with competitors coming from Tofino, Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island, Vancouver and also much farther east. A surprisingly large contingent are flying in from Ontario and Nova Scotia to challenge for the title.

"This will be the first time we're going to have a truly national battle for who will represent Canada at the World's," say Bruhwiler. "I think the competition will be fierce. It's going to be a fantastic weekend for stand up paddling in Canada."

Find out more at http://www.contests.tofinopaddlesurf.com under Surf.


   Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational   October 25 & 26, 2014
Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 25 & 26, 2014

Tofino Paddle Surf is stoked to present:
First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 25 & 26, 2014
~ A fun, competitive event for talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond! ~

Press Release: Tofino, BC, June 4, 2014 - Tofino Paddle Surf is excited to announce the First Annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The fun, competitive event invites talented and committed standup paddle surfers in Canada and beyond to shred the waves in Tofino on October 25 & 26, 2014. Qualifying surfers are stoked, educated, and part of our epic and growing international SUP community!

The Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational will run as a two day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format, and have open pro men’s, amateur and a women's divisions, for this year’s contest. It's all for fun and community and we'll be throwing in a body surf expression session for anyone who's interested and just all-around loves being in the waves!

We are proud to announce that this event is sanctioned as the official Canadian Surfing Associations Qualifying Event for representation at the 2015 ISA World SUP Games for both men and women's divisions.

The awards banquet will be held in the Beachfront Bistro at the Tin Wis Resort with their beautiful views of Mackenzie Beach and the setting sun on Sunday evening, October 26 and into the night.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com

Look forward to sending you out an official invite soon! See you on the beach Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2014!


  The Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championships   Tofino, Oct 4 -5, 2014
The Queen of the Peak Women’s Surf Championships - Tofino,   Oct 4 -5, 2014


  13th annual Clean Water Classic    Westport WA, Oct 03-0 , 2014
13th annual Clean Water Classic   Westport WA, Oct 03-0 , 2014

Registration for the 13th Annual Clean Water Classic 2014

http://www.cleanwaterclassic.com/

Divisions:

  • Men's Pro/Am Shortboard
  • Women's Pro/Am Shortboard
  • Master's Shortboard
  • Men's Longboard
  • Women's Longboard
  • Master's Longboard
  • Juniors 11 to 14
  • Juniors 15 to 17
  • Stand-Up Paddle
  • Keiki with Parent

Clean Water Classic - Registration Opens September 1, 2014

Hello Surfers,

We are excited to have Subaru of Puyallup back as our Title Sponsor. Registration for the 2014 13th Annual Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, Clean Water Classic surf contest will open September 1st. The contest will be held October 3rd through the 5th in Westport, WA. Registration will be online and we will be using PayPal again this year for registration payments, click here to Register or go to our website: www.cleanwaterclassic.com.

Also, please checkout our Sponsors page on the website as they help to make this contest possible.

Contest Headquarters is the Islander Hotel in downtown Westport.

Other Events on the Weekend will include:

  • On Saturday, A Warm Current and Surfrider volunteers will be conducting a kid’s surf camp for any kids on the beach. A Warm Current will be collecting any used but usable wetsuits, booties, gloves and boards for future camps, so please bring your used gear, especially if there are any small sizes.
  • A Beach Clean-up.
  • Music and Socializing on both Friday and Saturday nights at the Half Moon Bay Bar and Grill.
  • A Raffle and Silent Auction.

Important information:

  • You MUST sign your participant waiver and pay before you surf.
  • Once you register via the online forms, you will receive a confirmation email within 3 days.
  • If you intend to surf in the Pro/Am division, we recommend you arrive in Westport on Friday night as heats will start at 7 am on Saturday.

If you have any questions, please email us at pnwcleanwaterclassic@gmail.com.

Thank you for your past support and we hope to see you in October.
Jean Olson


  The Endless Summer Film Screening    Vic Theatre - Sept 18, 2014
The Endless Summer Film Screening - Vic Theatre - Sept 18, 2014

It's the 50th anniversary of Bruce Brown's film The Endless Summer and the 30th anniversary of the Surfrider Foundation! The Vancouver Island Chapter has partnered with Bruce Brown Films to host a screening of the Endless Summer and to celebrate the history of surfing and coastal activism! Mike Redpath from Coastline will be presenting the film along with a raffle (sweet prizes) and some surf history trivia! Advance tickets will be available at Sitka, Coastline and Ht0! Doors open at 7pm. Mike Redpath will be hosting the event. There will be raffle prizes to get you ready for surf season including a Barracuda replica of Mike Hynson’s longboard from the film! Beer, buddies and good times!


  First Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic   Tofino, Sept 20, 2014
First Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic - Tofino, Sept 20, 2014

A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they were born to surf!

Press Release: Tofino, BC, June 30, 2014 - Our family is stoked to announce the First Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic,, September 20, 2014, with the support of sponsors, friends, and volunteers. The FREE, fun, and competitive event showcases the youngest Canadian surfers who brave the cold waves for their love of surfing. They are committed to fun times and learning how to shred harder. Some of them just want to be in the water with their friends. Many of them love to compete and thrive from the excitement of a day at the beach with friends, spectators, sponsors and their families!

The Beach Day will run as a one day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format for the competitive divisions and a non judged ‘expression session’ event for the kids who are not interested in competing but still want to be part of the fun. Divisions include Open Expression Session (everyone wins!), 12 and Under Division, and a 16 and Under Division. It's all about the kids and celebrating surfing in our community and in Canada. Our goal is to create a ‘beach festival’ feel the event. All sorts of fun beach games and activities are planned for throughout the day. The entire days activities list is being created by a team of the local kids and they are so excited about it!

With preregistration, equipment will be offered to kids who don’t have their own.

The location of the event will be posted on the Facebook Event Page the day prior to the contest. We will start at 9 am and wrap up by 3pm. Preregistrations are awesome. Beach registration will be available.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com This is a free event and any support would be greatly appreciated. See below for sponsorship details.

Look forward to seeing you on the beach Saturday, September 20! Come out to help your kids wiggle into their suits or cheer them on!

Press contact:
Catherine Bruhwiler cath@tofinopaddlesurf.com 250 255 1997
#kidsurfing #bruhwilerkidsclassic #tofinosurfing

Sponsorship

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the event or would like more info, please feel free to contact us at contest@tofinopaddlesurf.com This is a free event and any support would be greatly appreciated.

Sponsorship can provide your company presence on the website/social media/event venue/media/posters/teeshirts/all promotions and mention during the day and awards ceremony, as well as on all media and print advertising for the contest. We will have the kids helping commentate at the beach.

Sponsorship ideas:

  • monetary (for purchase of metals - everyone gets one!- and trophies for 1st to 4th place in the competitive divisions and for contest teeshirts/hats)
  • product to use in prize packages, or to give to each child that registers. -swag..tees, stickers, bags…anything kids will love!
  • 'beach festival’. With some of the kids already involved, we’ve come up with some great games and beach activities and invite you to have your company organize, facilitate and present some of these games. If you would like ideas, let us know, or we can give you our list. If you have a great idea of your own, that can work also. The MC for the event will have the kids presenting the different games, contest divisions, and event sponsors.
  • tents/tables/chairs for use at event
  • raffle prizes for draws at beach - prizes for parents are welcome too! We need to celebrate the the hard work of the parents who take their kids to the beach and surfing!
  • we are expecting 40-50 kids for this first year.

Hi!!

Our family has finally decided to hold a surf contest dedicated to all the little shredders in our families, Tofino, and across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. They are taking over the lineup like weeds (cute ones) and love any opportunities to surf with their friends, hang at the beach with their families and compete in contests! There is never enough for the kids to do, and its time to give them an event all to themselves and celebrate how amazing and hardcore all these little surfers really are.

Surfing and the ocean is, and always has been, such an important and integral part of our family. We want to share that love of the water and outdoor lifestyle with the kids. We want to encourage them and stoke them to also keep developing a love and appreciation for the ocean.

The Bruhwiler Kids Classic will be held September 20, 2014. We would love to have all the local kids join us, as well as kids from all over the island, and maybe even beyond. The day at the beach will be completely about the kids, with both competitive and non-competitive categories. Not only do we want to support those kids that have already developed a love of surfing, but we want to appeal to the kids that have never been on a board before. We will be offering free entries to all the kids (preregistration and at the beach) and will supply some equipment for kids who don’t have their own. We want kids in ocean communities to get off the couch and their faces away from screens, and experience what the ocean has to offer.

Please find attached our event poster, as well as details and an official press release.

To make this great day even better, we are seeking sponsorship from companies (monetary and/or product) to use in prize packages, or to give to each child that registers. If this is something your company would be interested in being a part of, please let us know. We are also inviting companies to help me make this day really fun for the kids by helping us create a 'beach festival' feel. With some of the kids already involved, we’ve come up with some great games and beach activities and invite you to have your company organize, facilitate and present some of these games. If you would like ideas, let us know, or we can give you our list. If you have a great idea of your own, that can work also. The MC for the event will have the kids presenting the different games and contest divisions. The company sponsoring the different events will be recognized then, as well as on all media and print advertising for the contest. Our sponsorship deadline for logo prints on posters is August 15.

Thanks for your support and looking forward to hearing from you!

The Bruhwilers
Raph, Joey, Aqua, Shea, Dusty, Cath, Soleille, Kalum, Francis, Hanne, Gary, Doug, Sepp, Kristin, Sofia, Kobe, Charlie, Vern, Moa


  3rd Annual tRADitions – A NW Waterboard Event   Aug 2-3, 2014
3rd Annual tRADitions – A NW Waterboard Event - Aug 2-3, 2014

Lib Tech Waterboarding and NxNW Surf Shop present the 3rd Annual “tRADitions – A NW Waterboard Event - August 2-3, 2014 – First Beach / La Push, WA


     
District of Tofino launches free summer shuttle service -  June 28 to Sept 1, 2014

District of Tofino launches free summer shuttle service

Getting around Tofino this summer will be simpler than ever. In addition to Tofino’s popular multi use path, this season, residents and visitors can get around town by taking a free shuttle.

From June 28 to September 1, the service will run hourly between 11:00 am and 8:30 pm. The shuttle will begin in downtown Tofino and travel to the Cox Bay Visitor Information Centre with stops convenient to local beaches, restaurants and businesses. Riders can hop on or off the bus at any stop along the route. You can even load up your surfboard.

The shuttle previously charged riders a $2 fare but in an effort to make the service more convenient, the District of Tofino has opted to offer the service free of charge. The seasonal service is paid for through a blend of Resort Municipality Initiative and Federal Gas Tax Agreement funding. The District has contracted locally owned Tofino Bus to operate the 2014 service. For a complete schedule visit the District’s website at http://www.tofinobus.com/transit.


  Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship   May 31 - June 01, 2014

On May 31st & June 1st Canada's greatest surfers will come to battle at Cox Bay in Tofino, British Columbia for more than $25,000 in cash and prizing.
Music by: Sinith Music Productions
Track: in a Hurry

» Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 31 - June 01, 2014 - ripcurlprotofino.com

» Rip Curl Pro Tofino Free Live Feed - surfcamcanada

» 2014 Rip Curl Pro Tofino: Schedule of Events - ripcurl.com


  Vancouver Island SUP series   June to August 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Victoria: Cadboro Bay - June 22, 2014
Victoria: Cadboro Bay - June 22, 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Tofino: Tin Wis Resort - July 19-20, 2014
Tofino: Tin Wis Resort - July 19-20, 2014
Vancouver Island SUP series - Comox: Waterman Festival - August 9-10, 2014
Comox: Waterman Festival - August 9-10, 2014

Vancouver Island SUP series

the sixth year of Vancouver Island’s first Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series

Complete information at http://www.surf-sup.ca/events


World Junior Surfing Championship in Ecuador - April 5-13 - Live Webcast 2014 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Ecuador

Looks fine in Ecuador again today | Youtube LIVE FEED every day April 5-13

» Apr/07/2014 update from Team Canada, Sean and Chris
Sean should be surfing today about noon and again about 2pm BC time

Sean Foerster - World Junior Surfing Championship, Ecuador, April 7, 2014 - Photo:Chris Foerster
Look for our lone Canadian
Sean Foerster in both Boys Under 16 + 18

  2014 Nor’Easter Nova Scotia Surf Contest   waiting period:Mar 29-30, Apr 05-06, Apr 12-13, 2014
Nor’Easter Nova Scotia Surf Contest - waiting period:Mar 29-30, Apr 05-06, Apr 12-13, 2014

Men’s

  • 1st – Logan Landry
  • 2nd – Andrew Tremaine
  • 3rd – Jacob Albury

Woman’s

  • 1st – Julie Baldwin
  • 2nd – Janine Isabella Strickland
  • 3rd – Jill Manos

Boy’s

  • 1st – Colin Colson
  • 2nd – Jamie Smith
  • 3rd – Noah Shields

  5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival   Vernon BC, August 30-31, 2014
5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival - Vernon BC, August 30-31, 2014

Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival (Standup Paddleboard) Kalamalka Lake Beach, Vernon BC

  • EAGLE DASH (2.5 Mile Circuit): Open/Recreational – All boards
  • WIKI HOLO: Short Course Competitive & Recreational
  • KEIKI HOLO: 400 Yard short course for Kids, 13 & Under
  • SPRINT DERBY: Recreational Fun / Kids & Adults
  • TEAM RELAY: Open to everyone (Mixed teams of four or Tandem)
  • KALAMALKA CROSSING – The 10-mile Classic event – Open to everyone
  • info at http://www.kalamalkaclassic.com/

  Registration/Surf's Up:Tofino surf camp for families living with Autism   Sept 13, 2014

Surf's Up Event - a free one day surf camp for children and families living with Autism will be held on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Tofino BC.

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