13 results for month: 10/2012

STN in Mexico City

Hola World! Jeremy Seick, Zack Williams, and Renee Arnold from Surfing The Nations are here in Mexico City recruiting. We are being hosted by the amazing Maria "Nana" and Paola in one of the craziest cities we've ever been in. Here are some highlights from our first couple days. One of our first stops was Maria and her brother Rodrigo's school Beraca, in Saint Jeronimo. We chatted it up with passionate young people, one of our favorite being Emilio who gave Zack a tech deck to "remember him" by. Then it was off to Transformacion Urbana located in Chimalhuacan, 2 hours away from our home base but amazingly still within Mexico City (this place ...

Promote Imagination

    Surfing The Nations has an amazing program called the Ulu Pono Kids program. Ulu Pono means ''To thrive on a righteous path'". Ulu Pono's goal is to help the youth of the area find that better path. Through the generosity of Friends of Hawaii Charities, Ulu Pono is able to offer a free after-school program during the school year called 'Thriving Arts.' It is through 'Thriving Arts' that at-risk youth are given lessons in art, dance, and music. This year, they've been studying ukulele and art following the theme of Imagination. Ulu Pono also offers a once a week reading intensive program called ''Genius Factory'' where the kids have a ...

Weekend Jam: Black Cab Sessions

When I found the 'Black Cab Sessions', three thoughts went through my mind: 1. I would love to be a passerby at a stop light witnessing what this looks like from the outside. 2. Is this what people did on road trips before radio? They must have. 3. This is amazing. The Black Cab Sessions is basically some rad musical artists piling in the back of a black cab in the UK (and there's also USA sessions) and taking a drive whilst playing and recording a song. Brilliant. There are literally hundreds of sessions to choose from. Don't you feel like you're right there with them? I found it almost therapeutic following them as they weave through the ...


  If you're anything like me, documentaries can be a bit dangerous. I just watched a great documentary called This Way of Life about a family in rural New Zealand overcoming obstacles and living a simple, yet satisfying life. The whole hour and twenty minutes of the film caused me to suddenly want a farm with six kids, fifty horses and a few dogs here and there. I felt that I had to go swim in the river on horseback and walk through wide open fields every day. Then I  saw the trailer for the documentary Blood Brother which tells the story of a young man who gives everything to work with children infected with HIV in India. Moments into the ...

Weekend Jam : Active Child

For today's Weekend Jam, we bring you the unique and awe-inspiring range of Pat Grossi's Active Child.  There is no exaggeration when I say my mouth literally dropped when I heard this guy weaving perfection with his vocal chords. The song ''When Your Love is Safe'' is one of his great tracks that brings a ballad with a beat. And do we even need to mention this dude's playing a harp? Must see, must listen, must buy here. (more…)

STN Goes To California & Mexico

...And they're off! Last night we sent out five of our staff to California, thus beginning our 2012 California/Mexico Recruitment Tour. I had a chance to peek at their schedule and it looks pretty packed with visits to Azusa Pacific University, Point Loma, Hurley International and the Dane Williams Memorial Surf Festival - and that's just in California. (more…)

Bangladesh Team Heading Home

It has been a quick yet fabulous month in Bangladesh and the team has been making their way back home to Hawaii. 12 hours on a bus from Coxs Bazar to Dhaka, an airplane through Thailand, and a couple more flights over the Pacific and I'm sure they will be sleeping for the next day just recovering from an exhausting travel. Rickshaws rides and elephants, surfboards and street-kids, three-pieces and board shorts. You can begin to realize the world of a difference the sport of surfing might pose in a country like Bangladesh. But after only 30 days, the 2012 Bangladesh team hosted a nation-wide surfing competition in Cox's Bazar, an all-girls surf camp ...

Weekend jam : Lord Huron’s full album!

I think we've found our Autumn soundtrack. L.A. based band  'Lord Huron' released their debut  full-length album  Lonesome Dreams this week and in no time we were sold on every track. Here's what NPR's Stephen Thompson had to say: "Lonesome Dreams comes along at just the right time of year, meeting as it does between the beachy lightness of summer and the bittersweet plaintiveness of autumn. It straddles the seasons with disarming deftness — sunny enough to distract, sweet enough to comfort." (more…)

We’re on Pinterest!

After watching countless friends get addicted to the super visual social media outlet, we figured it's about time we get on board (no pun intended). Let the fun begin! http://pinterest.com/stnhawaii/   photo: mashable.com  

Surfing Lanikai

The beautiful beach community at Lanikai, Kailua will play host to a surf film festival, surf fair and stand-up-paddle race at the 2012 Lanikai Surf Festival on October 19th & 20th. (more…)