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Sailing Adventure Leadership Training

Emily Jones : August 20, 2014 4:52 pm : Hawaii, Ohana
Aiming to take our commitment of character and leadership building to the next level, Surfing The Nations is excited to add a new leadership training program to its roster: S.A.L.T. – Sailing Adventure Leadership Training! This program gives senior STN staff and volunteers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set sail around various Hawaiian Islands on a more »
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Emily Jones : August 13, 2014 5:04 pm : International
The 17th Annual Indonesia trip has come to a close. I had the amazing opportunity to lead this adventure trip full of amazing people. Our diverse team of 21 included surfers, photographers, musicians, college students, and a family of four! We started in Kuta, Bali and over the course of three and a half weeks, more »
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Hurricane Playlist: Pepa Knight

Emily Jones : August 6, 2014 4:47 pm : Uncategorized, Videos
I sat in the Surfers Coffee Bar on an ordinary work day, trying to think of a band to write about for a weekend music feature.My friend, Tyler, was visiting from California and plopped down next to me as I stared blankly at my screen, weary from browsing. Seeing the chance to get some fresh more »
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Falling In Love With FTH: A California Girl’s Story

Akela.Newman : July 31, 2014 5:11 pm : Uncategorized
STN’s Feeding the Hungry (FTH) program is 16 years in the running and one of the biggest food distribution productions in Hawaii. FTH has been featured on several news channels and in multiple news publications. Throughout FTH’s two main locations for food distribution, we distribute 30-40,000 pounds of food donated by the Hawaii Food Bank more »
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Sri Lankan Surf Safari

admin : July 31, 2014 4:45 pm : Uncategorized
After his first trip with Surfing The Nations to Sri Lanka way back in 2008, Brendon Johnson is looking forward to leading the surf adventure to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. We accompany him down memory lane to his trip 6 years ago to the war-torn nation and hear his thoughts about what the more »
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Philippines 2014

admin : July 25, 2014 3:08 pm : Uncategorized
Imagine yourself on a crowded ferry boat with about 200 other people all on the same deck. It’s late at night and there are bunk beds stacked all around you. Very few of them are being used, however, because everyone is mingling and conversing; sharing names and sharing stories, making a speedy transition from stranger more »
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Waves For Water

Akela.Newman : July 18, 2014 2:24 pm : Uncategorized
We love water, whether we are in it, on it, observing it or ingesting it. As surfers, the interaction between our bodies, surfboards, and the wave is something we live for. However, as human beings, water is more than just something we enjoy playing in, but a critical part of everyday living.  Unfortunately, access to more »
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From North Shore to North Korea

Akela.Newman : July 14, 2014 4:00 pm : International, Surf, Uncategorized
There are very few unexplored frontiers remaining in the world of surfing! These territories remain un-surfed primarily because of their remote and geographically hazardous locations such as Antarctica, West Africa and Eastern Russia. However, there is one country with a much more accessible location, having approximately 1,550 miles of coastline that have yet to be more »
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Bye Bye, Brothel!

admin : July 12, 2014 4:23 pm : Uncategorized
The month of May was history-in-the-making for Surfing The Nations as we took another big step towards Transformation Wahiawa! The much-anticipated demolition of an old brothel in the back of our property has finally come to pass. After years of being used as a house for illegal drug dealing and sex-trafficking, the plot of land more »
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INDO 2014

Kirstin Anderson : July 12, 2014 1:31 pm : Uncategorized
It’s hard to believe that 2014 marks Surfing The Nations’ SEVENTEENTH trip to Indonesia! In 1997, STN founder Tom Bauer pioneered the organization’s first surfing adventure tour to this country of over 10,000 islands. On the brink of a new era of surfing about to flood Indonesia, he committed to go back every summer for more »
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