We are Surfing The Nations. We live by our motto of “surfers giving back.” Our desire is to see lives changed within and outside of our organization. We are a community made up of individuals who believe in using their talents and passions from surfing and beyond, to give back and to spread the message of love and hope. We are surfers giving back.
We believe surfers have a unique call on their lives: to GO! We want to see them get out of their comfort zones, using their thirst for adventure to bring them to the places of the world that are in need. We aim to transform surfing from a self-seeking sport to a common ground on which friendships all over the world can be built.
We work with international communities in various countries in Asia and the Middle East to bring immediate relief by providing humanitarian supplies such as food and clothing. Beyond that, however, Surfing the Nations sees surf clubs as a powerful way to enhance communities. We aim to empower local surfers to establish surf clubs that create an environment where surfers step up as community leaders and caretakers; where anyone can experience and thrive under the message of “surfers giving back”.
We have several projects running throughout the year locally. We have one of the largest food distribution sites on the island of O’ahu. Feeding The Hungry caters to Hawaii´s needy, disabled, homeless, and working poor. We also reach out to at-risk youth in our kids after-school programs, and make annual trips to the neighbor islands of Hawai’i, Lana’i, Kaua’i, Maui and Molokai. STN runs a surf club on the Waianae coast in which at-risk youth from nearby shelters are taught surf,swim and leadership skills.
The STN internship is three month long program in which young people can experience a lifestyle of giving back and learn how to be others-focused. Our Surfers Leadership School (SLS) can be applied to after an internship is completed and is designed to equip individuals to become selfless and effective leaders.