PHOTOS: 2019 Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic in Tofino

Blake Bruhwiler, 4, howls with joy as her dad Sepp pushes her on a wave. (Nora O’Malley Photos)Blake Bruhwiler, 4, howls with joy as her dad Sepp pushes her on a wave. (Nora O’Malley Photos)
Surfrider Pacific Rim’s youth co-ordinator Alys Hoyland crowned Emma Riddick, left, Bryn Eyben, and Ava Duncan, as this year’s Youth Environmental Stewards. The young planeteers won a beach clean party at the Cedar Coast Field Station on Vargas Island.Surfrider Pacific Rim’s youth co-ordinator Alys Hoyland crowned Emma Riddick, left, Bryn Eyben, and Ava Duncan, as this year’s Youth Environmental Stewards. The young planeteers won a beach clean party at the Cedar Coast Field Station on Vargas Island.
Sanoa Olin throwing spray in the Girls Under 14 division.Sanoa Olin throwing spray in the Girls Under 14 division.
Young boogie boarder having a ball.Young boogie boarder having a ball.
Ryan Rosene gets the glory shot.Ryan Rosene gets the glory shot.
The contest set-up.The contest set-up.
Harlem and Hudson wrestle in the tide puddle.Harlem and Hudson wrestle in the tide puddle.
These young stars are getting used to being in yellow jerseys.These young stars are getting used to being in yellow jerseys.
Digging for treasures…Digging for treasures…
Kayne is a lucky winner!Kayne is a lucky winner!
Tropical surfboards bring warmth to the muggy skies.Tropical surfboards bring warmth to the muggy skies.
Serena Porter enjoys a wave with the Canadian Coast Guard in the background. (Nora O’Malley Photos)Serena Porter enjoys a wave with the Canadian Coast Guard in the background. (Nora O’Malley Photos)
Teenage surfers Aqua Bruhwiler and Keanna Hasz celebrate after a fun semi-final heat.Teenage surfers Aqua Bruhwiler and Keanna Hasz celebrate after a fun semi-final heat.
Looking down the line.Looking down the line.
Surfing comes easy for this West Coast kid.Surfing comes easy for this West Coast kid.

Scores of neoprene clad kids hit North Chesterman Beach on Saturday, Sept. 14 to participate in the 6th annual Bruhwiler Kids Classic.

The rain graciously held off for most of the free kid’s surfing event that showcases Canada’s best young surfers. Participants had the option to register for classic heat/judging divisions as well as fun, non-judged ‘Expression Sessions’ where everyone wins.

Prize draws and beach games took place throughout the day and Surfrider provided delicious hot chocolate for all to guzzle after braving the cold waves.

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