PHOTOS: 2022 Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic in Tofino

BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST: Little Juniper Newman, 3, and dad Pete catch a wave during an expression session at the Sept. 24 Bruhwiler Kids Classic Surf Classic at Cox Bay. See more photos of the fun beach day on Page 15. (Nora O’Malley photos)BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST: Little Juniper Newman, 3, and dad Pete catch a wave during an expression session at the Sept. 24 Bruhwiler Kids Classic Surf Classic at Cox Bay. See more photos of the fun beach day on Page 15. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Team Canada’s junior surf team member Ocea Green.Team Canada’s junior surf team member Ocea Green.
U10 competitor Owen Davis rides one straight to the beach.U10 competitor Owen Davis rides one straight to the beach.
Dad Jason LeFevre greets his daughter Savannah with open arms as she exits the water after a tough U14 heat.Dad Jason LeFevre greets his daughter Savannah with open arms as she exits the water after a tough U14 heat.
Shea Bruhwiler throws a shaka with friend Kai Griggs.Shea Bruhwiler throws a shaka with friend Kai Griggs.
Kids dig for prizes at Cox Bay.Kids dig for prizes at Cox Bay.
Competitors march into epic waves during the final heat of the contest.Competitors march into epic waves during the final heat of the contest.
Contestants show off their new water bottles at the end of a big beach day.Contestants show off their new water bottles at the end of a big beach day.
Cath Bruhwiler, centre, smiles alongside the judges at the shoreline. The judges moved up close to get a better view of the surfers through the fog.Cath Bruhwiler, centre, smiles alongside the judges at the shoreline. The judges moved up close to get a better view of the surfers through the fog.
Ucluelet surfers Sloan Zuck-Schmidt and Willow Hopkins took first place in the U10 competitive division.Ucluelet surfers Sloan Zuck-Schmidt and Willow Hopkins took first place in the U10 competitive division.

About 130 West Coast kids braved huge waves and fog on Sept. 24 to take part in the annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic at Cox Bay.

The kids surf contest featured expression sessions and competitive divisions in U10, U14 and U18 girls/boys. The fog came in so heavy at the end of the day that the contest directors opted to run all the remaining finals as one big, non-judged expression session. Every participant walked home with smiles, plus an awesome water bottle donated by Yeti.

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