Flamethrowers extinguish the Riptide

Sunday morning dawned grey and cold, but by the time the Riptide stepped on the field to take on the San Francisco Flamethrowers, the sun was occasionally showing through the clouds. Like the weather, this game had bright and dark moments. The Flamethrowers have a good record so far, with their only loss being a hard fought game against the ... More

Riptide takes on the Seattle Raptors

On Saturday night, the Seattle Raptors came up to Vancouver to play their first game at the Riptide's home opener. Nobody knew quite what to expect, as this is Seattle's first year in the AUDL. A few of their players are familiar from the college scene and Voodoo, Seattle's successful second-tier team, but it was hard to predict what kind of ... More

Opening weekend in Salt Lake City

Opening weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah was highly successful for the Riptide. Our boys played a double-header versus the SLC Lions on the road, with games played Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Riptide approached their inaugural competition with no expectations and expecting to play their best game, as the Lions have very few familiar ... More

Riptide Scrimmage Results

This Saturday, the Vancouver Riptide faced off against the University of British Columbia’s talented squad in a friendly scrim, looking for some competition before the season opener in Salt Lake next weekend.  UBC is ramping up for College Sectionals, and was looking to bring some intensity to the game. That meant there were some interes... More

Vancouver Riptide and VUL Partner Together

The Vancouver Riptide of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) and Vancouver Ultimate League (VUL) are pleased to announce that they have reached a partnership for the Riptide inaugural season. The agreement will include cross-promotions through social media, websites and live events. VUL members will receive special ticket pricing, ... More


After an extremely intense tryout on March 1st and after 48 hours of reviewing each of the final 55 players and how the fit into the team plan, the Riptide is extremely proud to release its 2014 roster. Led by Coach Tim Lavis, the Riptide has assembled a great mix of youth and experience that have had success in Club and Intern... More


Tim started playing in 2001, and since then has lived and breathed ultimate and hasn’t stopped.From Newcastle, Australia (about 2 hrs north of Sydney), Tim played for Newcastle Universityand Newcastle Mixed and Open teams. Newcastle is a developing ultimate centre, and hasalways had to fight for a chance to be competitive with ... More

AUDL Basic Rules

AUDL Basic Rules The sport of Ultimate originated in the fall of 1968 when a student at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey named Joel Silver proposed his idea of a new sport to the student council. Silver had learned about the sport from an instructor, Jared Kass, at Mt. Hermon summer school earlier that year. The next year, the ... More