Surfing

Peter Devries flies above the lip of a wave during the 2018 National Surf Championships held at Wickaninnish Beach in May. Devries went on to win his eighth national title. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Devries leads Team Canada to World Surfing Games

Canadian team excited to compete in Japan against 42 of the world’s best surfing nations.

Peter Devries flies above the lip of a wave during the 2018 National Surf Championships held at Wickaninnish Beach in May. Devries went on to win his eighth national title. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Members of the Ucluelet Secondary School Surfrider Youth Club enjoyed a team building surf session at North Chesterman Beach on March 14. (Nora OMalley / Westerly News)

Meet Canada’s first Surfrider Youth Club

Ucluelet Secondary School students raise awareness about protecting the environment

Members of the Ucluelet Secondary School Surfrider Youth Club enjoyed a team building surf session at North Chesterman Beach on March 14. (Nora OMalley / Westerly News)
Twelve Canadian Surf Champs were honoured at Cox Bay Beach last year in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. (Westerly File Photo)

Park Reserve to host national surfing showdown

Surf Canada Nationals scheduled for May 4-7 at Wick Beach.

Twelve Canadian Surf Champs were honoured at Cox Bay Beach last year in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. (Westerly File Photo)
Mathea Olin, 14, stands at Cox Bay beach with the medals she won at the Pan American Games in Peru at the beginning of December. Olin won a bronze in the women’s shortboard and gold in the longboard. Her medals are the first surf medals for Canada in international competition. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Historic win for young Tofino surfer

“I hope this medal is the first of many.”

Mathea Olin, 14, stands at Cox Bay beach with the medals she won at the Pan American Games in Peru at the beginning of December. Olin won a bronze in the women’s shortboard and gold in the longboard. Her medals are the first surf medals for Canada in international competition. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Participants play a massive game of tug-o-war during the fourth annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic at Cox Beach on Sept. 16. The kids surf event takes place every September and entry is free. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

94 kids take part in Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic

Cox Bay gifts ‘perfect conditions’ for young contestants

Participants play a massive game of tug-o-war during the fourth annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic at Cox Beach on Sept. 16. The kids surf event takes place every September and entry is free. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Seth Stere’s passion for surfing has sparked an interest in climate change and he’s off to the Arctic to learn about it. (Photo - Keenan Bush)

Tofino teen joins Arctic expedition

“It’s going to be quite the journey.”

Seth Stere’s passion for surfing has sparked an interest in climate change and he’s off to the Arctic to learn about it. (Photo - Keenan Bush)
West Coast MP Gord Johns believes funding for Canada’s Olympic surfing hopefuls could help inspire more youth to connect with their local waves.
West Coast MP Gord Johns believes funding for Canada’s Olympic surfing hopefuls could help inspire more youth to connect with their local waves.
Getting local kids stoked on the ocean is a solid step towards building healthy local lifestyles and Jay Rosene is creating unique opportunities to get young surfers onboard. (Westerly File)

Torpedo Kids Surf Camp launches in Ucluelet

Longtime surfer and surf coach Jay Rosene describes launching the Torpedo Kids…

Getting local kids stoked on the ocean is a solid step towards building healthy local lifestyles and Jay Rosene is creating unique opportunities to get young surfers onboard. (Westerly File)
Jessie Della Vedova topped the women’s division at Surfrider Vancouver Island’s 9th annual Wave Hunt.

Ucluelet local shines at China Beach surf comp

"My eyebrows went up and I had a little grin on my face. I was chuffed. I was stoked.”

Jessie Della Vedova topped the women’s division at Surfrider Vancouver Island’s 9th annual Wave Hunt.
Tofino’s Cath Bruhwiler eyes her line during day one of the SUP Surfing competition at Cloudbreak

Tofino’s Cath Bruhwiler conquers Cloudbreak at ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship

"I’d really like to see Tofino develop their school and have a surf academy."

  • Dec 5, 2016
Tofino’s Cath Bruhwiler eyes her line during day one of the SUP Surfing competition at Cloudbreak
Canadian SUP Surf finalists and comrades Finn Spencer

Tofino crowns national SUP surf champs

“We get a lot of ringers coming up from other areas, a lot of dual citizens, which is awesome."

  • Nov 3, 2016
Canadian SUP Surf finalists and comrades Finn Spencer
Red Bull will not face charges in relation to this fiery log jump.

Tofino local appalled Red Bull will not face charges

“My expectation was that they would give this investigation the amount of attention and thoroughness that it deserves."

Red Bull will not face charges in relation to this fiery log jump.
Australian surfer Kyle Born

Creative surf contest focuses on fun in Tofino

“Tofino is just an epic spot to surf. It’s really growing now with a whole bunch of different styles of surfing."

  • Oct 7, 2016
Australian surfer Kyle Born
The third annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic brought surfing

Young surfers have a blast at Bruhwiler Kids Classic in Tofino

“It’s great to give kids the opportunity to surf and see how other kids surf,” said Nanaimo surf dad Rob Blackburn

  • Sep 29, 2016
The third annual Bruhwiler Kids Surf Classic brought surfing
Cam MacDonald

Canadian junior surf team heads to Portugal for international competition

I feel like everyone has prepared themselves and they’re ready to go,” Shannon Brown told the Westerly.

  • Sep 17, 2016
Cam MacDonald