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Vimeo:filmed in Squamish and Van, Skate Trades Documentary encourags teens and young adults to take on a trade your skate photos & vids

» Vimeo:filmed in Squamish and Vancouver and produced by Jason Bothe

Skate Trades is a 22min film that outlines the correlation between skateboarding and trades work in a uniquely informative way. The Canadian government asked for a video that would engage the younger demographic to consider careers in the trades industry.


Vimeo:filmed in Squamish and Van, Skate Trades Documentary encourags teens and young adults to take on a trade

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC, Sept/03/2015 day to day Stand Up Paddleboard photos

» went up to the head of the bay today. Light breeze and ripple on the water here and there - Sep/04/2015

» the derelict sailboat - something in me wants to celebrate one more journey, tethers slipped and the wind at her back - Aug/29/2015

the derelict sailboat

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

» registration for the 2015 Clean Water Classic surf contest is open as of September 1st

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2nd Annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic - Tofino Sept 19, 2015 Canada's Surf News

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

» A FREE, fun, and competitive event, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers

Summit Ridge View Your hiking trails

» Adder Mountain Trail - photos & guide by Lonny Barr

Looming directly above Sutton Pass on Highway 4 to Tofino lies Adder Mountain

Parking lot to summit is about 5km, with 700m of elevation gain


Rory Kennedy at Nitinat Lake, Aug 2015 your Nitinat windsurf & kiteboard photos and videos

» took two kiteboarding lessons and progressed from body drags to independent upwind sailing this season

» Rory Kennedy at Nitinat Lake, Aug 2015 - 11 photos and a brief day by day log


Rory Kennedy at Nitinat Lake, Aug 2015

Joe Moer at dawn at Punta Ricardo, Baja - Photo:the Rose your surf trip photos

» Joe Moer at dawn at Punta Ricardo, Baja - 2 photos by the Rose

Gulls on Chestermans Beach, Tofino, January 2015 - Photo:Linda Smith your view of BC

» Gulls on Chestermans Beach, Tofino, January 2015 - 4 photos by Linda Smith

Clouds, May 2015 Vancouver Island landscapes & beachscapes
Sunset, August 28, 2015

Bethany Hamilton Awarded Wildcard for Swatch Women's Pro industry news

» Bethany Hamilton Awarded Wildcard for Swatch Women's Pro

Rylee Wong at Hastings 2015 - Photo:arrWee your hastings skate photos & vids

He's grown 2 inches over the last year but his airs have grown 2 ft!

» Rylee Wong at Hastings, 2015 - 10 photos from arrWee


Xavier Rudd & The United Nations North American Tour - Vancouver, Duncan, & Nelson - Oct 22-26, 2015 entertainment notes

» Xavier Rudd & The United Nations North American Tour - Vancouver, Duncan, & Nelson - Oct 22-26, 2015

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

The Workshop Experience - build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at Lambrecht Surfboards workshops industry news

» The Workshop Experience - build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at Lambrecht Surfboards workshops

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

The Workshop Experience - build Hollow Wooden Surfboards/SUPs at Lambrecht Surfboards workshops

 Jeremy and Regan from Prince George and Angie from Victoria fished the Alberni Inlet BC Fishing Reports

» Alberni, Ucluelet, Barkley Sound, Somass-Stamp River - Sep/04/2015
by Doug Lindores

Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it is Salmon Festival weekend in Port Alberni. The Derby takes place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with fishing beginning each day at 6 am

♠ 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


september 2015

» Port Alberni Salmon Festival - Sept 04-07, 2015

» Victoria Classic Boat Festival - Sept 4-6, 2015

» 5th Annual Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival - Vernon BC, Sept 5-6, 2015

» Sunshine Music Festival, Powell River - Sept 5 - 6, 2015

» SANS Summer Longboard Contest Nova Scotia - Sept 08-16, 2015

» Raincoast Institute:Coastal Animal Tracking - Tofino, Sept 11-13, 2015

» Round The Rock - Stand Up Paddle Race, Seward Park, Seattle, WA - Sept 12, 2015

» Surfrider Beach Cleanup at Gonzales - Sept 13, 2015

» Jak's Team China Creek Skateboard Competition & BBQ - Sept 14, 2015

» Rifflandia Music Festival - Victoria Sept 17-20, 2015

» Whistler Longboard Festival - Sept 18-20, 2015

» Second Annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic - Tofino, Sept 19, 2015

» Southern Vancouver Island SUP Race Series: Thetis Lake - Sept 19, 2015

» Nanaimo TeenFest - Sept 19, 2015

» mountainbike: Cumberland Enduro, Cumberland - Sept 20, 2015

» Terry Fox Run - Sept 20, 2015

» 14th annual Clean Water Classic surfing competition - Westport, Washington - Sept 25-27, 2015

» Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing Series - Cumberland Sept 26, 2015

» Pt Michaud Surf Classic - Nova Scotia, Sept 28-29, 2015

october 2015

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

» Surfrider Beach Cleanup at Jordan River - Oct 11, 2015

» Raincoast Institute:Mushrooms of the West Coast - Tofino, October 9-11, 2015

» Whistler Ski Swap - Oct 10-12, 2015

» The Great British Columbia ShakeOut - Get Ready! - at 10:15 a.m. on October 15

» Canadian Ski Patrol Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap, Vancouver Convention Centre - Oct 17 - 18, 2015

» Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational - October 23 to 25, 2015  

♠ news/interesting links

» Mick Fanning attacked by shark -

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

» RIP Johnny Rice, a true surfing icon -


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

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

» torn between surfing and golf? -

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

» Great White Shark confirmed along Washington coast Feb 2015

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

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

» NZ's first artificial surf reef wiped out -

» Chet Frost makes woden surfboards in Nanaimo - interview on

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

» The world’s first inflatable reef break -

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

» Surfing tragedy claims three lives off Mawgan Porth Beach, Newquay -

» How to fight a tiger shark and win -

» 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 -

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

» World's 20 Best Surf Towns -

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

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

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

» California swimmer talks about surviving great white shark attack -

» Comparing modes of surf tourism delivery in the Maldives -

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

» Performance, agency and change in Surfing Tourist Space -

» Sustainable Surf Tourism: A Community Centered Approach in Papua New Guinea -

» Ensenada bay first surfing reserve in Mexico -

» Conservatives distance themselves from Northern Gateway approval -

» Big wave surfing pioneer Ricky Grigg passes away -

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

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

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

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

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

» Kitimat votes 'NO' to Northern Gateway -

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

» Humpback whales catch a wave at Pipeline -

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

» after 23 years, Slater splits from Quiksilver -

» R.I.P. Hobie -

» Surfer / dolphin collision at Bawley's Beach, Oz -

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

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

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

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

» Nanaimo area teen dies in longboard collision in Cedar -

» Gerard Butler in Talks for 'Point Break' Remake -

» Europe's surfers tackle mountainous seas raised by intense weather system -

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

» Slater's Boards Stolen -

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

» Black swans surfing at Kirra in Australia -

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

» Shark Kills Maui Kayaker Fisherman -

» 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 -

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

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

» Video of Kirk Passmore's Last Wave -

» Great White sightings on the rise in San Diego -

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

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For me it is not the moment of achievement,
not the mastery of the elements or of a particular skill,
not the discovery of ability.
For me it is the ongoing relationship with this ocean and the balance and perspective that this relationship yields.

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