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We had a blast workshopping old wetsuits with Surfrider Vancouver Island. People got creative and made everything from beer cozies to straw cases, iPad cases to growler cooler, and even bikini's and this hilarious speedo shown below!  The leftover bits of neoprene were collected to make yoga mats. Every little piece is useful. Photo by Chris-Anne D. Lake It's so important to apply ourselves and learn ways to be more sustainable. The age old saying reduce, reuse, recycle has been playing on repeat since we were children. All we have to do is listen and put in the effort. After all, we're...

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This year was VeeDub's fifteenth competition and it's continuing strong. So many talented athletes, friends and family came out to support the event. Congrats to everyone who participated, including Coastlines riders Eli and Jackson, stoked and proud!  Results:  BEGINNER1.) Tristan Sorley2.) Oliver Ford3.) Luke StevensNOVICE1.) Nigel Boyce2.) Kyten Travis3.) Jackson Drew4.) Ryder Mulherin5.) Oscar Lukie6.) Parker ButtleGALS1.) Una Farrar2.) Carla Hyslop3.) Iva JelovinaXV OLYMPICSBest Yerba Mate leap: Merrick OrrLongest/best manual: Eric TimminsLongest Barbie-board toss: Dakota LachanceOLD TIMERS (30+ Div.)*No placings: all winners- Jordan Barry- Todd Myers- Koji Hatori- Justin “Big Toe” FreebornOLD TIMERS (40+ Div.)*No placings: all winners- Dustin Schwam-...

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"[Sunday] marked the 3rd and final day of the Rip Curl Pro Tofino! Under sunny skies 10 champions were crowned in their respective divisions. California's own Tia Blanco and Elijah Fox won Womens and Mens Pro divisions while local Tofician Reed Platenius went back to back with final heat wins in both the U16 Boys and Open Mens.  Rip Curl Canada's Mathea Olin was crowned champion in U16 Girls and runner-up to Tia in Womens Pro! The level of competitive surfing at this year's Rip Curl Pro Tofino was the best the event has ever seen! Thank you to all...

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If you didn't get the memo, this past weekend The Surf Canada Nationals took place in Tofino, BC. The weather was fantastic and the talent even more so.  Pete Devries is now an 8x Canadian National Champion after winning the Mens Final, followed by Sean Foerster in second, Cody Young with third and Michael Darling wrapping it up in fourth. Bethany Zelasko landed first place in the Women's Final, with Sanoa Olin taking second, Paige Alms snagging third and Mathea Olin not far behind with fourth. Congrats to everyone who competed in this year's Surf Canada Nationals. It was awesome to see...

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"The SixPack SUP Race Series is back for an exciting year of SUP racing on Vancouver Island. New this year will be 2 days of races dovetailed with the Canadian National SUP Race Championships in Sidney BC." 2018 Race DatesRace 1: April 28th - Thetis Lake Sprint, Rec & Kids, Season OpenerRace 2: May 26th - Sydney Canadian National Championships, TechnicalRace 3: May 27th - Sydney Canadian National Championships, DistanceRace 4: June 16th - Tofino SUP Festival, Technical in SurfRace 5: June 17th - Tofino SUP Festival, Distance, Rec & KidsRace 6: July 7th - Victoria SUP Challenge, Distance, Rec & KidsBonus Race: Sept 15th -...

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