Hawaii


An Insider’s Look At: Service Team

 Today's blog post is from our favorite Sheila, Ame Schadel. Ame came this spring from Australia to take part in our Service Team program. Service Team is a program where individuals assist with practical hands-on needs of STN such as painting, construction or service in the local community with our ongoing outreaches. The schedule and jobs are based off of the needs at STN has at the current time. It is a challenge, but the reward of living and growing in the community is unique and gratifying. Service team members must commit a minimum of one month and can stay as long ...

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The Graduates!

This past week was a busy and bittersweet one, as we said our congratulations and goodbyes to some of our Ohana. This week was the graduation of our 10 Surfers Leadership School students and our twenty-nine interns. It was an exciting time for the students to reflect back on the three months of their time in Hawaii and celebrate their accomplishments. For the interns, that meant reading books, passing tests, and working hard in several different departments at STN, including Waianae surf and swim and Feeding the Hungry. Many of them are going back to different corners of ...

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You’re Invited!

This time of year is always exciting as we get ready for our bi-annual Ulu Pono kids Art Show! This Saturday, from 6-10 pm, Surfing The Nations invites you to be a part of this amazing evening. There will be live music, pupus, and artwork from local renowned artists displayed alongside the art of the Ulu Pono kids. This is a special night for the community as we acknowledge the accomplishments of each child involved in the Ulu Pono kids program and celebrate the creativity that thrives on our island. To read more about this awesome program, check out our blog on the ...

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STN honored to be one of Duke’s Legacy of Aloha recipients!

    Surfing the Nations was honored with to join Duke's Restaurant Waikiki as they celebrated their 20th anniversary on January 18th. This day was not just a celebration of a thriving business, but an establishment that has truly upheld and lived out the spirit of Aloha. Duke's has generously invested in and supported non-profits on the island for six years now through their Legacy of Aloha program. Surfing the Nations was chosen to be one of the recipients of a $2,000 donation along with other nonprofits: Nā Kama Kai, Mālama Maunalua, the Honolulu City and ...

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The internship is on Kauai!

Thirty-two interns and six staff members are on the island of Kauai for the next 10 days! They will be bonding as a team through work projects in the community and activities like camping and hiking. The main focus is to serve the people of the island of Kauai and help meet the needs that are there. The team will also be speaking at local high schools in the area and working with STN Kauai. (Did you know there was an STN Kauai base? More info to follow!) We are stoked to send out our internship and watch them grow in leadership and selflessness as they live the lifestyle ...

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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 ...

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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…)

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The Back Room

Last month, we had a new surprise addition to the STN buildings. Carson Myers, longtime friend and staff member at STN had been sneakily putting together a room where the artists of STN could create in their free time. Through Carson's vision and hard work, the back of a run-down house became 'The Back Room' and Carson held an opening party to celebrate. We love this room and are excited to see the amazing creations that come out of there. Thanks Carson! [slickr-flickr type="gallery" search="sets" set="72157631632962629" items="24" photos_per_row="8" align="center" ...

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