The mułaa Surf Team

The Nuu-chah-nulth Surf Team

The Rising Tide or mułaa, the Nuu-chah-nulth Surf Team, is currently made up of Nuu-chah-nulth peoples aged 10 and up, and most of the participants are youth. The youth attend our weekly surf meetups with the Surf Coach and Indigenous Surf Guides which helps to grow their confidence in the water and beyond.

All Indigenous Peoples living on Nuu-chah-nulth territory are invited to join, and mułaa is inclusive of all genders and ages.

Spring 2022 season

Sign up for The Nuu-chah-nulth Surf Team

*Mondays 3:30 - 6:30 in Esowista, restarting Spring 2022

*Maximum 10 individuals, age 10+

*Must be Nuu-chah-nulth or welcomed into a Nuu-chah-nulth community

*Must commit to each session

To sign up, e-mail us this information:

  • Include team member name

  • Age

  • Which community they live in

  • Parent/youth phone number

  • Height/weight & shoe size (for wetsuit size)

Tla-o-Qui-Aht Youth on The Water

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The Advisory Committee

Alyssa

Alyssa is a passionate educator, facilitator and mental health counselor that works with communities to develop land-based healing and educational programs. She loves SUPing, kayaking, gardening, and being outdoors. She was raised on Catawba and Potolmac territory in North Carolina, and is grateful to live and play on Tla-o-qui-aht territory.

Selena

Selena Lasota grew up in Kyuquot and is from Katzie First Nation. She loves to be active. When her career as a student-athlete was over, she strove to find a sport that captured her as much as lacrosse did. It wasn’t until moving to the west coast that She became enthralled with surfing – a sport she had never done before. Just as lacrosse was, surfing to her is pure medicine. With Rising Tide Selena hopes to spread the medicine that surfing has to offer indigenous youth.



Rachel

Rachel is originally from Prince Rupert and a member of the Lax Kw'alaams Band, and currently resides on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. She was trained as a Registered Dietitian and is passionate about the healing powers of food and land-based physical activity. Rachel is actively working on decolonizing surfing through the encouragement of inclusivity and diversity.

Hannah

Hi! I am Hannah Frank and my parents are Bruce Frank and Iris Frank. I am from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. I love to paint, surf, and play other sports. I am in grade 9 and love getting in the water with Rising Tide.