109 results for author: Emily Jones


Surf Art and the Surfer Recap

On the nights of November Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd, we hosted our 2nd Annual Surf Art and the Surfer Art Show. The event was lead and coordinated by our Surfers Leadership School students as a part of their class project. Between both nights, over 350 people attended to see live art and the work of artists such as Paul Forney, Mark Brown, Leanna Duncan-Wolf, and many more. It was quite an extravaganza bringing the art community to Wahiawa. On Friday night, live music was provided by the Ron Artis II band, while Streetlight Cadence performed Saturday evening. Various vendors and foodtrucks participated in the event as well.  Awareness was ...

Year End Giving!

  May 27, 2014 marked a special day for Wahiawa! The former brothel behind the Texas Strip Club - an eyesore and the last remnant of the seedy sex industry in the neighborhood - was torn down for good! In the months following that demolition, we’ve started laying the foundations for what will soon be the Community Outreach and Training Center (COTC).   A building that was a place of torment, fear, and hopelessness, will become a new building of safety, hope, learning, and restoration. The COTC will house a cutting-edge music studio, dance studio, art workshop, classroom, and a food pantry. All of this will make it possible for Surfing ...

Thanksgiving Luau

This year, Surfing The Nations is once again preparing to host a fall Thanksgiving event for the community of Wahiawa. This year’s event is luau themed! We are planning to bring the traditions of both the classic American Thanksgiving with that of the local Hawaiian community. Our motto here at STN is “Surfers Giving Back” and what a better time than Thanksgiving to show our amazing community just how much we love and appreciate them. Our heart for this event is to provide a safe and loving environment where residents of our local community who might not have a place to spend Thanksgiving, can come together to share in a meal, fellowship with ...

Surf Art and The Surfer Round 2!

The Island of Oahu has some of the best waves in the world, creating a place where surfers of all kinds can thrive. Right in the middle of the island on the way to the legendary North Shore, lies the town of Wahiawa, a place many surfers drive by every day. We at STN love both surfing and Wahiawa and are constantly asking ourselves how to best incorporate the two while contributing to this town! So, on November 21st and 22nd, 6-10 pm we want to put Wahiawa on the map and make this a culturally vivid place. Taking our passion for surfing, art, and Wahiawa, we are putting on our 2nd annual art festival, with the theme ‘’Surf Art & the Surfer”. ...

Philippines Instagram Eye Candy

The Philippines team arrives back in the Hawaii tomorrow! We have been drooling over their insta feeds...believe it or not, there is a natural beauty that even surpasses Hawaii, and it's all over the remote Philippine islands! We'll give you a full update on what the team got up to when they return, but for now, here's some travel eye candy to add to your Halloween bucket. Unleash the wanderlust and sign up for next year's trip now!                       Photos by Mitchell Guapo, Kate Amm, Allie Wiebe, Mirjam Torstenston, Adriana Weber. 1) The boardwalk to Cloud ...

California, Here We Come!

It's that time of year again! STN founder Tom Bauer and our stellar staff member Ryley Snyder are in California and they want to see YOU! Here's how you can make that happen: November 1st- STN Reunion Day at Huntington Beach Pier, Southside Pier from 10-1 !  Everyone is welcome. Come bring what you would like to eat and we will have a simple BBQ. It's a time to catch up, talk story and surf! Lunch will be at 12, but feel free to come any time between 10 and 1! November 7th-  There will be surf sesh/gathering for people that are interested in coming out to STN at T Street, San Clemente from 9-11 AM.   Tom and Ryley will also be ...

#HUMANSOFWAHIAWA

They're strangers. Strangers aren't supposed to affect your daily life very much. Strangers don't have your trust. They don't have your time, like friends who've had years with you. They don't hold a place in your memory.   But these strangers have a power; these strangers have stories.   Their stories bridge the distance between your separate roads and cause you to share a moment on their path. Before you know it, you find the people that are the most obscure are suddenly influencing you. With their words and expressions lingering into your mind, you feel your heart inevitably soften, your mindset shift and your perspective grow. These ...

Next up…Morocco!

The Middle East trip has been an integral part of STN's international program for years. From the shores of Egypt to the ruins of Turkey, no trip looks quite like the other, but each one offers an incredible amount of adventure.  Surfing The Nations is excited to announce this year's Winter trip is to the intoxicating land of Morocco! The trip is full for this year, but stay tuned for updates on the trip and follow the team on instagram with the hashtag #stngo   Cover photo from dragonkiteschool.com  

Until Next Time, Sri Lanka.

Today's blog comes from Katie Redmond, our incredible, world-traveling humanitarian barista at Surfers Coffee Bar! Katie just recently returned from an STN surf trip to Sri Lanka! Here she shares about the land of the Jungle Book and all she experienced there. In 1998, Sri Lanka breached the radar of Surfing the Nations. STN found the world-class point break wave known as Main Point on the tip of Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. Sixteen years later, I had the privilege of seeing this masterpiece with my very own eyes on the 12th annual Surfing The Nations outreach trip. Myself and five others trekked across the width of Sri Lanka from Colombo to Arugam Bay ...

The Youth Of Wahiawa Thrive in Ulu Pono

Today's blog post comes from Ulu Pono director Brittany Southwick. The Ulu Pono program has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and with the continued support of local charities and volunteers, so have the kids! Brittany writes about the amazing summer that the Ulu Pono kids an teens had and tells us what's happening this school year   "The summer of 2014 brought deeper relationships, more fun and education to the Ulu Pono Department at Surfing the Nations. Over the months of June and July, we traveled all around the island every Wednesday and Thursday giving the youth experiences outside of Wahiawa, that, realistically, they would ...