The west coast of Canada offers the ability to surf, skate, and snowboard all in one day — It’s called the Triple Plank Challenge.

Photography and words by Rob Crenson (@crenszn).

A convoy of surfers, skaters, and boarders were seen converging onto Vancouver Island this past weekend for the 3rd Annual West Coast Triple Plank; a triple board, three day contest focused on raising funds and awareness for environment non-profit Central West Coast Forest Society. 

The goal for the weekend was to educate riders and spectators about the issues the salmon habitat on the west coast of Vancouver Island are facing, along side enjoy getting outside into the water, mountains, and forests that the west coast region has to offer.

We covered the surf portion of the contest, which saw 38 ladies and 70 men jump in the water throughout the morning in Cox Bay. Majority of the day called for quick 30-minute heats, classic spring conditions, and lots of crowd pleasing longboard peelers. After everything was said and done, the gathering was able to raise over $10k for @cwfsrestoration, along with another year of new friends and good times across all three sports. Head to @westcoasttripleplank for full recap and contest results.

Surf Results:


1.Andrea Turner
2.Ella Skrocki
3.Ann MacDonnell


1.Brenton Hayes
2.Greg Long
3.David Gourlay

Trifecta Results:


1.Mary Rand
2.Gillian Andrewshenko
3.Robin Gyn


1.Austen Sweetin
2.Harry Kearney
3.Jesse Mathews


1.Jonas Gaces
2.Shea Bruhwiler
3.Keyten Travis