King Tides 2013

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized | No Comments

         We are excited to announce a new Surfrider Vancouver Island Initiative – King Tides! Every winter the BC coast experiences extreme high tides, also known as King Tides. King tides illustrate the average water levels we can expect in the next 100 years due to climate change induced sea level rise. Imagine ...

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2013

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Combing the Coast | No Comments

Saturday September 28th was a very wet and windy day on the west coast but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of 30 volunteers to participate in the 20th year of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The Surfrider Vancouver Island chapter registered a clean up Sombrio Beach within the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. This ...

Sombrio Beach Interpretive Sign!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Public Access | No Comments

  Surfrider Vancouver Island is proud to announce the installation of a new interpretive sign at Sombrio Beach in Juan De Fuca Provincial Park. BC Parks provided Surfrider VI with a grant through the Park Enhancement Fund to develop a sign that would engage park visitors and raise awareness about the impacts that human behaviour ...

Ellice Recycle Sponsors Combing the Coast

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Combing the Coast, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Surfrider Vancouver Island is excited to announce that Ellice Recycle Ltd. is a proud new sponsor of the Combing the Coast beach cleanup program. Ellice will be providing in-kind waste management and recycling support for all the debris collected throughout the year at Surfrider VI beach cleanups. Through our partnership with Ellice, Surfrider VI ...

Win a New Barracuda Surfboard

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Combing the Coast, News | No Comments

As part of their launch of their summer Beachcomber Ale and to celebrate the sponsorship of Surfrider Vancouver Island and Combing the Coast, Vancouver Island Brewery has decided to offer the opportunity to win a brand new Barracuda surfboard. Visit Vancouver Island Brewery’s website for more details and to enter. Good luck and enjoy!  

Surfers, Oceans and Plastic: Karma Bag Launch Event

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Events | No Comments

Surfrider Vancouver Island presents an evening profiling local businesses’, organizations’ and international surfers’ efforts to conserve our oceans and reduce plastic waste. • Local surfboard shaper, Will Hazen from Barracuda Surfboards, speaks about his business’ efforts to reduce their waste in plastics-based industry. • Discussion with Bryson Robertson about Ocean Gybe and plastic pollution around ...

Vancouver Island Brewery Sponsors Combing the Coast

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Combing the Coast, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Vancouver Island Brewery and Surfrider Vancouver Island are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Vancouver Island Brewery and their Beachcomber Summer Ale and Storm Watcher Winter Ale are sponsoring the Combing the Coast Beach Cleanup Program. Now when you enjoy a bottle of Beachcomber or Storm Watcher you can be stoked that you are ...

New Executive Committee Opportunity!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Blog, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

Surfrider Foundation, Vancouver Island Chapter is looking for a new Volunteer Coordinator to be on the Chapter Executive Committee. If you are stoked on the coast, like engaging with volunteers and community members and are into the work the Chapter is doing, check out the position description to learn more about this awesome opportunity to ...

GAIN German Auto Network and Volkswagen Victoria Support Combing the Coast

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Combing the Coast | No Comments

    Surfrider Vancouver Island is happy to have collaborated with GAIN German Auto Network and Volkswagen Victoria on the past two local beach cleanup events and Port Renfrew and French Beach. GAIN German Auto Network and Volkswagen Victoria contributed the use of their Mercedes Sprinter Van and staff to help haul the debris collected at the ...

Surfrider donates $4740 to the CRD

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Public Access | No Comments

Surfrider pitches in for Jordan River parklands On January 14, Surfrider Vancouver Island presented the Capital Regional District with a cheque for almost $5,000 in support of the purchase of the parklands at Jordan River. Well done! Surfrider has been working with other local community organizations to help protect The Point at Jordan River from ...