THE LAND OF PERFECT WAVES
Indonesia is one of the most populous countries in the world. It is an archipelago consisting of approximately 17,508 islands, 6,000 of which are inhabited, with hundreds of world-class surf breaks many of which are located alongside rural communities.
Our mission is to serve the local surf communities by meeting the tangible needs of the people of Bali and of the surrounding islands of Gili, Lombok, and Nusa Lembongan.
To establish a Surfing The Nations base that will equip local and international surfers to be catalysts who ignite growth within themselves and their communities through acts of selfless service.
Surfing The Nations first went to Bali, Indonesia in 1997, with a small team of seven. During that first outreach Tom Bauer committed to return each July for the following 10 years. Ten years later, in 2007, 122 members from all around the world celebrated STN’s 10-year anniversary of continued service in Indonesia. STN is still traveling to Indonesia, continuing to build the strong relationships made with numerous families on Bali and many of the outer islands. Through these relationships we have been able to serve the local communities by sponsoring and holding surf contests for the local youth, organizing beach cleanups, distributing clothes and toys to impoverished areas, teaching English at school, and helping individuals with property development. These friendships have also allowed us to surf Desert Point, Scar Reef, Shipwrecks and many of the other world class surf breaks that Indo has to offer. Having the chance to surf and serve with friends has changed many STN surfers’ lives.
Surfing the Nations continues to serve and build the communities within the islands of Indonesia. We are committed to our annual outreach trips every July, which not only bless Indonesia but also expose young surfers from around the world to a living as a surfer who “gives back”.
Surfing The Nations is committed to see surfers giving back to the people of Indonesia. It is our long-term goal to see an International Surf Base established that would enable STN to train and send out other local and international surfers to continue the mission of “surfers giving back” year round in Indonesia.