| Surf Canada and Rip Curl announced a historic partnership|
VANCOUVER, BC (Jan. 14, 2019) – Surf Canada and Rip Curl announced a historic partnership, with Rip Curl becoming the official wetsuit & apparel partner of Surf Canada and title sponsor for Surf Canada Nationals.
"Rip Curl is proud to partner with Surf Canada. As a brand we have a long history in supporting Canadian surfing from both a grassroots and professional level. Looking forward to the 2020 Olympics we feel the best way to continue that is to provide Canadian athletes with a strong platform to perform on the world stage by supporting the National program" said Nick Russell, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Rip Curl Canada.
Canadian Surfing is currently experiencing an all time high, with incredibly strong showings at recent International events, such as the Pan Am Surfing Games where the team picked up a 6th place finish, a mere 40 points behind the USA. This result backed up Tofino’s Mathea Olin winning Canada’s first ever medals at an International Surfing event (Gold in Women’s longboard and Bronze in Shortboard) at the same event last year. Team Canada plans to ride this momentum all the way to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
"I’m blown away by the support received by the team at Rip Curl. They create a family-like atmosphere and are incredibly dedicated to supporting Canadian Surfing. Their partnership with Surf Canada further demonstrates their commitment and care for advancing the sport and I couldn’t be more honored to ride for Canada and Rip Curl," stated Mathea Olin, professional surfer and national team athlete.
As Surf Canada’s official competitive apparel partner, Rip Curl will support national team athletes with their high-performance surfing apparel, wetsuits and watches. Rip Curl will also become the title sponsor of the Surf Canada Nationals, the country’s marquee surfing event, held at Wickaninnish Beach in Ucluelet, British Columbia.
"Canadian Surfing has come a long way in the past 12 years of partnership with Rip Curl, and by extending that through this Olympic cycle we will continue to combine our shared core set of beliefs of developing a culture of excellence," said Dom Domic, Executive Director of Surf Canada. "By building on those previous successes we are incredibly excited to further showcase the very best of Canadian Surfing to the World."
Founded in 1969, Rip Curl has consistently been an industry leader in design and technology and the standard for premium surfing apparel. Rip Curl has also been a long supporter of competitive surfing in Canada. Having produced the legendary Rip Curl Pro Tofino for the past 12 years, allowing Canada’s top surfers to sharpen their competitive skills.
The partnership between Rip Curl and Surf Canada provides Canadian Surfing with a great opportunity to reach the next level.
RIP CURL – The Ultimate Surfing Company
Rip Curl is a company for, and about, the Crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support and the people we reach globally are all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on.
ABOUT SURF CANADA
Surf Canada is the official National Sporting Federation (NGF) and sport partner of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and the International Surfing Association (ISA) who in turn is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) governing federation. As such, Surf Canada is solely responsible for selecting Surf, Adaptive, Stand-Up Paddle, and Prone Paddle athletes to compete at international events including the yearly ISA World Championships, PASA Pan Am Surf Championships and every four years the Pan American Games and the Summer Olympics Games
| The Seawolf by Ben Gulliver available on iTunes today
Pete Devries | Noah Cohen | Balaram Stack | Cam Richards | Noah Wegrich | Chippa Wilson
The Seawolf is the latest from awarded filmmaker Ben Gulliver, who follows seven professional surfers on a two-year, jaw-dropping, cinematic journey in search of remote, frigid waves. This cold-water surf film documents the best of the best as the navigate icy waters in Norway, Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and The Faroe Islands. For decades, the search of new and isolated waves has been inspiring surfers and filmmakers alike. With the progression of wetsuit technology and the desire to go further, the possibilities of triumph in visual cinematics and surf are exceeded with The Seawolf. The glacial water and sweeping blizzards provide the ultimate backdrop for high performance surfing. The drive to find untapped waters, results in an epic look at surfing through a traditional lens in unfamiliar territory. Set to the an original soundtrack by Ben Gulliver (Director) and Greg Bevis (Bear Mountain), the jazz, hip-hop and electronic inspired mix follows the high intensity crew, as they travel across the world.
| Ocean Rodeo / Surf Canada partnership
Ocean Rodeo is proud to announce its national supplier partnership with Surf Canada and their Safety Teams.
Surf Canada has taken great steps in recognizing athlete safety and comfort by partnering with Ocean Rodeo. Supplying top of the line drysuits to Surf Canada safety crews is paramount to supporting our athletes as they continue to train their way to the podium in 2020. Surf Canada and Ocean Rodeo realise that Canadian Waters are untamed, cold, and when underestimated a dangerous venture that athletes fearlessly go into everyday.
Ocean Rodeo, a Canadian manufacturer of technical marine drysuits, is familiar with the needs of safety and surf rescue teams across the globe, and is thrilled to be supporting our athletes in their quest for gold. Surf Canada’s commitment to the sport, it’s participants, and their national pride, made this partnership a natural fit for both sides.
Surf Canada’s safety teams will be wearing technical marine apparel developed by Ocean Rodeo. A unique hybrid of foul weather gear and drysuits who have been able to innovate, revolutionise and develop drysuits that have created the perfect combination of comfort with function. Having a design team at Ocean Rodeo that are all avid surfers and SUPers means that Surf Canada safety crews will have the utmost confidence knowing the years of experience that have gone into the suit designs.
Richard Myerscough, CEO Ocean Rodeo had this to say:
"At Ocean Rodeo we know first hand the massive commitment it takes to succeed at the Olympics. By providing the highest level of cold water protection and comfort to the coaches and safety teams we hope this competitive edge in comfort will let our athletes train hard, maximizing all training and competition opportunities at home and abroad. Go Canada!"
Dom Domic, President of Surf Canada had this to say:
"Surf Canada and its athletes are very proud to partner with Ocean Rodeo who is globally acknowledged as best-in-class, and as a Canadian Island-based company that shares the same principles and values as Surf Canada for its commitment to excellence in and out of the water, we truly look forward to working together as Canadian surfers go for gold."
| Surfrider Wave Hunt
|| China Beach - |March 3rd 2018 Postponed:new date TBA
Postponed:The waves are just not cooperating for the contest on Saturday so we are going to postpone it. The swell is basically flat on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll let you know when we reschedule!
The Wave Hunt is back with its 10th edition! Come and be part of this awesome tradition! Do not be afraid to enter, this is not a competitive event, it's open to all ages and surfcrafts:) There will be food and beverages for all who bring their reusables.
Competition: Saturday, March 3rd 2018 heats starting at 8 am
CATEGORIES: women, men, masters (40+) groms (16 and under), SUP, ride anything but a surfboard class! (Mixed heats)
LOCATION: Competition will be at China Beach reef, park in the campground parking lot.
MORE INFO: This is a trash free event, so please bring your own mug, bowl/plate and spoon for free food! New this year, we will have the awards on the beach!
REGISTRATION FEES:: $25 for 2018 Surfrider members, $50 for non-members. Includes a one years Surfrider membership, Surfrider Swag, free food and prizes! Maximum of 55 contestants.
| Nelscott Reef Big Wave Pro/Am Lincoln City, Oregon
|| one-day between Oct 1st and Mar 31st|
On the biggest days of the season, Nelscott Reef breaks about a mile offshore from Canyon Drive Park , in Lincoln City, Oregon. The massive open ocean swells become generated during the winter months. These Swells come primarily from the northwest and westward direction.
these storms produce wave heights in the 30'-50' range once they hit the outer reef. With some occasional crazy swells maxing out in the 60'-70' range.
Nelscott Reef Big Wave Pro/Am is a one-day, annual event that is held between October 1st and March 31st. The event is called on a 3 days notice in order to guarantee pristine conditions. SURFLINE is the official surf forecaster and they will be working very closely with the organizers to guarantee the best day for the event.
10 Barrel Brewing's Nelscott Reef Pro/Am Introduces Selection Process for Alternates
Wildcards Also Announced
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon, October 10th, 2017, Due to
overwhelming demand, 10 Barrel Brewing's Nelscott Reef Pro/Am
announces a new selection process for all alternate slots for the
Organizers have decided to take a different approach to choosing
alternates for this year. Alternates will be chosen by a public voting
system, which will be open for 7 days, to mark the opening of the
holding period for the big wave season in Oregon.
“There was a higher than anticipated demand for competing in
this year's Nelscott Pro/Am”, said event organizer, Gabe Smith. “We
were, and still are, getting calls daily from people that want in. So, we
decided to bring the community in to help make the decision for us,
which I think is a first for the Big Wave community”.
Organizers looked at several different approaches to choose from
the over 40 athletes that are vying for a chance to get into the
contest, and after a suggestion from the teenage son of Safety
Director, Eric Akiskalian, decided on an approach that relies strictly on
community input. Voting will be done through the event website
nelscottsurf.com, and will be open for 7 days. During that time, the
athletes that collect the most likes will earn their spot on the list.
There will be 15 alternate slots that will go to the most liked athletes
on the website. Ranking will align with the total number of votes.
10 Barrel Brewing's 2017 Nelscott Reef Pro Am
Voting will start at 12:01AM on October 15th, and will end 7 days
later, at midnight on October 21st via the event website at
In addition to the voting system, organizers are excited to
announce 4 Wildcard slots. These go to Nelscott veterans, Peter Mel
and Garrett McNamara, Mavericks charger, Ben Andrews, and
Oregon up and comer Tyler Muth.
For the latest information on the event, where to stay, etc., visit the
event page at http://nelscottsurf.com/
| 2017 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships
» Update:SUP National Team Selection Contest - CSA sanctioned event may run Hey everyone!
These guys are putting something together for a SUP National Team Selection Contest, with dates remaining Oct 21 and 22 (District Permit Approval Pending).
For those of you still stoked to come compete, keep training and don't change your plans.
If you want to be involved and compete, please contact Jacob or Dan or stay posted for updates via the CSA Surf Canada Facebook Page. They will keep everyone updated as they move forward.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions.
2017 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships cancelled
We want to express our absolute gratitude for all the support for our event in the years past. So many good times would not have been possible without you all.
The championships has been a fun way for the SUP and surf community to get together and have a good time and meant as a way to help support our Canadian athletes to get out on the international scene and compete for Canada. The contest quickly went from a conversation on the beach to a full blown first year with over 70+ competitors and a whack of support from sponsors. It was the first time we had tried organizing something of this scale and have been stoked and proud of the results.
Unfortunately, we have had an overwhelming summer that's left us feeling that we cannot commit to producing a contest at the caliber we would like. As the scope of the contest has grown so has our business and our families. This has created a lot of busy days in our life and left less time in the surf or hanging with our kids. We are choosing to simplify our pursuits and passions. We trust that feeling of 'being spread to thin' is nothing new to you all and we've had to choose to simplify this year with the hopes of more time for family, awesome friends and surfing:)
We are so appreciative of all the support we have received over the last years from everyone, competitions, sponsors, volunteers and the community. The event would never have been possible with out it. Thanks again for all.
Stoked to see you in the surf!
Catherine and Zak
| Canadian Junior Surf Team Film Fest and Fundraiser
|| Tofino Aug 30, 2017|
Canadian Surfing Association Surf Canada Parking Lot Film Fest and Fundraiser is ON! Aug 30th, BBQ from 6 - films from 8. Lets get this done and support the Canadian Junior Surf Team. Canada's surfing future!
ANY mini - groms and future Canadian Junior Surf Team members that would like to be part of the event and help out - it would be great to have you! email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
| The Queen of the Peak Women's Surf Championships
|| Tofino, Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017|
Join us for the 8th annual Queen of the Peak - Women's Surf Championships in Tofino, Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017 presented by Billabong. Shortboarders, longboarders and Princess's (girls 16 and under). Entries for shortboard and longboard include a welcome reception at Shelter Restaurant
Registration opens September 4th online or call Surf Sister 250-725-4456 after the 4th.
Canadian surfers @ the 2017
ISA World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France - May 20-28
Round 1 Heat 4 Hannah Scott CAN 4.30 2nd
Round 1 Heat 9 Leah Oke CAN 4.57 2nd
Round 2 H 33 Hannah Scott CAN 5.57 3rd
Round 2 H 40 Leah Oke CAN 5.57 3rd
event site - results - photos - video - http://isaworlds.com/wsg/2017/en/
Round 1 Heat 11 Noah Cohen CAN 12.46 1st
Round 1 Heat 23 Michael Darling CAN 8.97 2nd
Round 1 Heat 39 Sean Foerster CAN 9.67 2nd
Round 1 Heat 43 Logan Landry CAN 4.10 4th
Repechage Heat 63 Logan Landry CAN 7.26 3rd
Round 2 H 75 Noah Cohen CAN 13.53 1st
Round 2 H 78 Sean Foerster CAN 3.33 4th
Round 2 H 88 Michael Darling CAN 9.2 3rd
Round 3 H 101 Noah Cohen CAN 9.73 2nd
Round 4 H 116 Noah Cohen CAN 8.70 3rd
2016 Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships Official Results
Womens SUP Amateur
- Jenny Poppet
- Kim Saunders
- Joanna Gouw
- Liz Tatchen
Mens SUP Amateur
- Ryan Stuart
- Brian Fishbook
- Kelsey Thompson
- Derek Rhodes
Womens SUP Pro
- Genna Flinkman - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
- Nadia Baer
- Diane Wenzel
- Liz Richard
Mens SUP Pro
- Finn Spencer - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
- Jeffery Spencer - 2017 Canadian SUP Team Member
- Emery Bosut
- Glen Pearson
Beach Pong Tournament
- Paul Lapierre
- Ryan Stuart
- 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
- Shea Bruhwiler
- Kobe Bruhwiler
- Bodie Hasz
- Kyten Travis
- Jasmine Sloman Porter
- Serena Sloman Porter
- Keanna Hasz
- Aqua Bruhwiler
- Reed Platenius
- Andrew Sadler
- Brodie Zellar
- Matt Westcott
- Shandi K
- Kalum Bruhwiler Temple
- Pedro Belfort
- Freddy Sandford
- Reed Platenius
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