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National SUP Surf champs return to Tofino October 23 to 25, 2015 Canada's Surf News

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

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


2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic September 19, 2015 Canada's Surf News

» 2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic September 19, 2015

» Kids Surf Film Project [deadline Aug 15]

» a Poster Art Exhibition open to all kids [deadline Jul 30]


Vimeo:Michael Darling and Marcus Paladino document a few fun sessions around the beaches of Tofino your surf photos

» Vimeo:Michael Darling and Marcus Paladino document a few fun sessions around the beaches of Tofino - 1:40
May/16/2015


Vimeo:Weather Shift - Stephen Lawton, Ben Murphy, & Michael Darling surfing on Vancouver Island - Cinematographer:Phil Schlieder your surf photos

» Vimeo:Weather Shift - Stephen Lawton, Ben Murphy, & Michael Darling surfing on Vancouver Island - Cinematographer:Phil Schlieder - 3:29
May/14/2015


Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015 Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015

» 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

» Registration Opened April 27

» RipCurl surf comps from years past

Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, May/08/2015 day to day Stand Up Paddleboard photos

» a killer sunset and the Stz'uminus Paddler - May/08/2015

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, May/08/2015 Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, May/08/2015

build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at our 2015 workshops - Lambrecht Surfboards industry news

» build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at our 2015 workshops - Lambrecht Surfboards

Pemberton June | Revelstoke July | Tofino Aug | Van Oct | Pemberton Nov, 2015

build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at our 2015 workshops - Lambrecht Surfboards

Winter Steelhead fishing on the Stamp River. Caught using a pink worm - Photo:Slivers BC Fishing Reports

» Alberni, Ucluelet, Barkley Sound, Somass-Stamp River - Apr/21/2015

Swale Rock, Vernon Bay, and Alan Point have all produced some nice salmon in the eleven to fifteen pound range




♠ upcoming events       full CoastalBC Events Calendar

» Big Chop Summer Paddle Series - Thursday evenings in Van til Aug 20:starts Apr 30, 2015

» Deep Cove Tuesday Night Paddlesport Races start in early April and run weekly until Mid September

 

may 2015

» Vancouver Kayak Club Whitewater Festival - Chilliwack River - May 01-03, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Thetis Lake - May 2, 2015

» mountainbike:Nanaimo XC - May 3, 2015

» 4th Annual Vancouver Wheelman Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet - May 3, 2015

» mountainbike:6 hrs of Maple Cowichan Marathon: - May 10, 2015

» Attack of Danger Bay 14 DH Longboard race - Pender Harbour - May 15 - 20, 2015

» Jakes Rash:Road Rash Rumble - Pender Harbour - May 20, 2015

» Jakes Rash Freeride - Pender Harbour - May 19, 2015

» Victoria Highland Games - May 16-18, 2015

» mountainbike:Prevost Enduro - May 17, 2015

» Britannia Classic DH Longboard race - Britannia Beach - May 22-24 2015

» 71st International Swiftsure Yacht Race - Victoria - May 23-25, 2015

» mountainbike:Cumberland Marathon - May 24, 2015

» Bike to Work Week - May 25 - 31, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Cadboro Bay - May 30, 2015

» mountainbikeCampbell River XC Finals: - May 31, 2015

» Rip Curl Pro Tofino/Canadian Surfing Championship - May 30-31, 2015

june 2015

» Van Isle 360 - June 6-21, 2015

» World Oceans Day - June 8 - dfo-mpo.gc.ca

» mountainbike:11th Annual 12 Hrs of Cumberland - June 13, 2015

» Vernon DH 11 - no June 2015 race

» Edge to Edge Marathon - Ucluelet - June 14, 2015

» Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - False Creek – June 19-21, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Cadboro Bay - Jun 20, 2015

» International Surfing Day - June 20, 2015

» Tall Tree Music Festival - Port Renfrew, June 26-28, 2015

» 5th Annual Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival - Qualicum Bay , June 26-28, 2015

» Giants Head Freeride, Summerland BC - June 28-30, 2015

» BC Bike Race Vancouver to Nanaimo, Cumberland, Sunshine Coast & Whistler - Jun 27- July 04, 2015

july 2015

» 10th annual Tuff City Skate Jam - July 01, 2015

» Bowl Series #21:Seylynn- July 1st, 2015

» Mike McInnes Memorial Salmon City Jam - Campbell River - July 01, 2015

» 4th annual Canada Day Jam at the North Delta Rotary Skatepark

» Smithers Midsummer Music Festival - July 3-5, 2015

» Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby - July 3-5, 2015

» MEC Paddlefest - Vancouver at Jericho - Jul 04, 2015

» Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, Parksville - July 10 - August 16, 2015

» Nanaimo Dragon Boat FestivaL - July 10-12, 2015

» Vancouver Island Musicfest - Comox Valley X Grounds, Courtenay, BC - July 10-12, 2015

» Pemberton Music Festival - July 16-19, 2015

» Rock The Shores - Colwood - July 17-19, 2015

» Vancouver Folk Festival - Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, BC - July 17-19, 2015

» MEC Paddlefest - Victoria at Willows Beach - Jul 18, 2015

» The Squamish Gearjammer - Mass XC single-track - July 18 2015

» Vancouver Easter Seals Regatta - July 18, 2015

» SunFest - Cowichan Valley - Jul 30-Aug 2, 2015

» Discovery Coast Music Festival - Bella Coola, BC - July 18-19, 2015

» Chemainus bluegrass festival - July 18 & 19, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: TBA - Jul 23, 2015

» Victoria Summer Music Festival - July 28 - Aug 11, 2015

» Filberg Festival - Comox - July 31 -Aug 3, 2015

» Vic-Maui Yacht Race - July 7-29, 2016  
 


♠ news/interesting links

» 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

» New 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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