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STN is going to Turkey!

Surfing The Nations will be leaving for the middle eastern country of Turkey this November/December! This pioneer trip is an exciting new step toward bringing the message of "Surfers Giving Back" to the world! Follow us on Instagram (#stngo) and Facebook as we go to Istanbul, Alanya, the Black Sea and beyond.  We will be surfing the Mediterranean and the Black Sea,visiting orphanages and surf clubs, seeing the Hagia Sophia, the Blue mosque and exploring one of the largest indoor bazaars, the Grand Bazaar. As the pioneer team goes, we will see how we can meet needs, change lives and be changed! Do you have extra cold-water surf gear? Wet suits ...

STN Named Outstanding Advocate For Children And Youth

Yesterday, Surfing The Nations was honored to be named as an Outstanding Advocate For Children and Youth in the state of Hawaii. Governor Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii State Representatives honored several other individuals and organizations as a part of Children and Youth Day, and Children and Youth Month. We are humbled and stoked to be a part of bringing hope to the next generation of Hawaii!          

We’re Going Back To Cali

 It’s time for STN to get back on the road for the 2013 California recruiting trip! This year, you’ll get the opportunity to meet and hang out with some amazing people: The legend himself, Tom Bauer, founder of STN,  Zach Ifland who is our Director of Operations, and his wife Charis Ifland, Director of Business Operations.  Joining them are our Oregon-ians, Julie Nelson, the head of STN’s surf department, and Jeremy Seick, the outreach director at STN. Here are some of the major stops they’ll be making: Oct. 26th: Dane William's Memorial Surf Contest - http://danewilliams.org This contest is honor the memory of a friend, Dane Williams, ...

Meet Our New Staff Members!

Introducing an in-depth look at the up and coming staff members of STN! Right now they are going through their three month training in Surfers Leadership School. The new staff is compiled of three Americans and two Swiss misses! Get to know them better here, and stay tuned for  more on their leaders and their upcoming Big Adventure trip to Molokai! the A M E R I C A N S Name: Daniel Udell Age: 26 Born and raised: Dallas, OR Hidden talent: Handstands. A superpower you’d like to have: Flying and Regeneration! Favorite animal and why: Wolverines. They never quit. Hardest thing about moving to HI: The heat. Greatest thing about moving to HI: The ...

New Shirt Campaign Brought To You By Movement 52!

We are stoked to announce that Movement 52 has chosen Surfing The Nations as one of their charities to raise funds and awareness for! Movement 52 is an organization of that has an amazing vision to raise awareness and funds for one charity a week in an effort to be a  ‘catalyst for generosity’. They aim to take complex problems all over the world, and help find solutions with a simple formula: 1) Identify a need 2) Raise Funds 3) Repeat. How do they raise funds? This is the part where it gets fun for all of us! They design a few different shirts for a different company each week, and then sell the shirts, with a percentage of the profits going ...

A Chance To Surf, A Chance To Dream.

Surfing The Nations has been working  for several years with the kids from a transitional housing shelter in Waianae, teaching surf and swim lessons every week. The kids that participate are living through some unstable and challenging situations and need something to give them hope, and  more importantly, someone to be there for them and believe in them. Throughout the years, Surfing The Nations has seen the Waianae Surf Club  grow and thrive. Cobian sandals came alongside the Waianae Surf Club and TJ Barron taught at the first Waianae Surf Camp last year. Ever since then, our partnership with Cobian has given the kids some amazing opportuniti...

Summer Recap!

Fall is officially here! Some people know it's fall by the changing of the temperature or the leaves changing color (or the return of pumpkin spice everything) but at STN we know it's fall because of the new arrivals! We've started a new SLS class with five new students from Switzerland and the United Sates and this weekend we welcome 35 new interns from all over the globe! Alas, although the season has changed, summer is not soon forgotten! Summer 2013 was one for the books. To give you some proof of that, we've put together a little video for your enjoyment. Thanks to all who participated in the trips, internships, and summer challenge! [vimeo]...

Philippines Photo Reel!

The Philippines team just returned from a 17 day trip to Siargao Island. After flights, taxis, boats and ferries, they arrived in the village of General Luna. The team worked together with our local Filipino friends and went to several different islands and villages, bringing donations of clothing, school supplies, and dental supplies. Getting to know the locals, volunteering at a local school,  a trash clean up and of course, surfing were also a big part of the trip. Here are a few photo highlights:    

The Freedom Surf Contest

The anticipation is in the air when you show up at the beach in the morning. Your hoodie is still on because the Hawaii sun hasn’t lingered over Waikiki long enough yet. You see judges make their way to the scaffolding with coffee in hand. You’re about to surf Queen’s with just a handful of friends in a fun competition. Playing games in the sand, setting up your hammock and hanging out with friends while live music plays, are the few things on your schedule for the remainder of the day. These are just a few memories that people have made when over the past several years of the Freedom Surf Contest. This September, we are bringing it all back ...

In With The New!

Don't you love it when something that's already good, gets taken to the next level and made so much better?  That is what has happened at the Surfers Coffee Bar. Thanks to the generosity of people in Hawaii and all over the world, The Surfers Coffee Bar, already an amazing coffee shop serving quality, fair trade coffee, is now serving drinks using a new grinder, filtration system and top quality LaMarzocco espresso machine. Stop by and get your chance to test out the new machine! If you've already been to SCB, come try out your favorite drink with the new machine. It's almost like visiting an all new coffee shop, but with all the things you loved ...