Catherine Bruhwiler rides a wave

Catherine Temple


• Part of the “first family of Canadian Surfing”, brothers Raph and Sepp as well as son Kalum are all pros in the World Surf League
• Has competed internationally in both the SUP surfing and shortboard categories
• Coaches the Canadian junior surf team
• 2017 and 2019 Canadian champion in SUP surfing


Getting into the Sport: Surfed with her brothers on the coast near Tofino in her youth because she didn’t want to be left out… Outside Interests: When not surfing, likes to travel and camp around the remote coast of Vancouver Island, trying to find the next great place for a wave… Runs a surf shop in Tofino to share her expertise with others… Promotes education around protection of oceans and beaches… Odds and Ends: Father Vern was a Swiss featherweight boxing champion… Uncle Max Bruhwiler represented Switzerland in gymnastics at Munich 1972…