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Surfers Leadership School (SLS) is a three-month program designed to better equip our new staff members as they enter into their commitment to serve with Surfing The Nations. Each student will discover their unique strengths of leadership, team building, and how they can impact their community most effectively. The program includes class discussions, guest speakers, student-led events, adventure training and trips, homework and community outreach projects.




Surfing The Nations, an out-of-the-box, humanitarian organization integrates interactive learning and practical application through our Surfers Leadership School. Within the STN ohana and on various outreaches, SLS students are challenged to a lifetime of adventure, growth and servant leadership. Character development is the core to the SLS curriculum as STN prepares individuals to creatively serve, both locally and internationally.




  • Graduate from the STN Internship
  • Minimum 15-month commitment with Surfing The Nations




  • Application Fee: $50
  • Three-month SLS Program: $2100*
  • Staff Fee: $130 / month (payments start after graduating from SLS)

*Non-refundable deposit of $200 due within 14 days upon receipt of acceptance letter to confirm your spot; remaining $1900 due before arrival.

(Please note: Prices are subject to change)




  • Spring: January 6th
  • Fall: September 1st

* Applications are due 1 month prior to the start of the desired semester