The Alberta River Surfing Association is an Alberta registered not for profit society that was started to foster a positive environment in the river surfing community in Alberta. We found that river surfing was the best part of our day, week, and year so we started actively working to create that positive vibe for ourselves and everyone new to the water.  The Alberta River Surfing Association is based on over a decade of effective, consistent and reliable volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who have consistently put the benefit of the Alberta river surfing community first. The Alberta RSA exists to improve river surfing in Alberta.


Mission and Vision Statement

Our mission as the Alberta RSA is to foster a strong surf community in Alberta with positive/constructive values in the water and out.  We work together as a community to fundraise, build waves, provide critical safety information, represent river surfing interests, welcome newcomers, act as a point of contact for media, host surf events and spread the good word of how surfing improves lives.

River surfing is an exploding sport.  Due to the construction of new and accessible waves, river surfing is becoming much more popular. Right now we are creating a working model for communities around the world. That means that every time an Alberta RSA member donates their time or starts a new project or supports the community that is multiplied on a global scale.

Our vision for surfing in Alberta is build river surfing waves in all of the major cities in Alberta.  We see an annual surf competition that has competitors from all across the province and the winner is sent as a representative to a world championship event.


Community Benefits

  • Continued existence of river surfing waves
    • All our waves would be and will be destroyed without the Alberta RSA
  • New Wave building
  • High quality information
  • Easier wave access
  • Securing grants for more and better waves and supporting facilities
  • Bridge between surfers and government
  • Social event organization



The Alberta RSA and river surfing in Alberta only exists because of the incredible support and work of volunteers from the river surfing community. Thank you all for you past, continued and future contributions.


How can community members get involved?

Volunteers are always needed for a variety tasks and teams. Become a member and drop us a line:


Facebook Page - News and Announcements

Facebook Group - Discussions and Community Interaction


Annual Events

  • Waveraiser - Spring
  • Slam the Kan - Summer
  • Year End - Winter