Surfing The Nations is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary with Bangladesh (que confetti and Bollywood music)! A team of 24 smiling faces will be leaving on April 8th to love this beautiful country and surf its waves. After arriving in the capital city of Dhaka, the team will make it’s way to the coastal city of Cox Bazar via 16 hour, wild bus ride. Once in Cox Bazar, the team will host a surf contest as well as a variety of outreaches in surrounding villages.
A lot of planning has gone into making this year’s trip EXTRA special. It could not have been done ...
Since our start in 1997, hundreds of people from all over the world have come through Surfing The Nations to serve and volunteer, some for just a month and others for years! Each person has made a lasting impact and become part of our (constantly growing) STN Ohana. However, there is one unlikely country you will be guaranteed to find a representative of at any given moment: S W E D E N. The Swedish "wikings", as we jokingly call them, have introduced many of their fun traditions to our STN community that have now become deeply rooted in our DNA. From afternoon ...
This month, for our "On the Other Side of Go" blog series, we are being guided around the land of perfect waves by photographer, Kara Donovan. The daughter of a surfboard shaper in sunny San Diego, Kara has a passion for surfing and a heart to give back which made her the perfect addition to STN's Indonesia trip last summer. Read below as she shares her recommendations of the best places to go in Bali & Lombok and consider joining us this July! (More info here.)
All photos taken by Kara Donovan. To see more ...
Heard about our Surfer's Leadership School (SLS)? (Don't let the 'school' part scare you!) It's an adventurous, team building & character shaping 3-month program that all of our staff participate in before they join our team full-time. Read below as Danielle Posthuma and Teka Gabaldon, two of our current SLS students, share more about the program and the amazing class they get to experience it with!
Seven Americans, two Swedes, one German, and one Canadian; we are the eleven individuals who make up this year’s Spring class of STN’s Surfer’s Leadership ...
Pay close attention all you world travelers and Bollywood fanatics, today we’re giving you the inside scoop on one of our favorite cities, Cox’s Bazar!
Known for it’s 125 km (78 mi) long beach (the LONGEST sand beach in the world), Cox’s Bazar is located in the south of Bangladesh and is home to some of the first surfers on the coast. Now jump in your rickshaws and scroll along as we give you some local insight of this seaside town.
Trip Advisor: STN Staff Member, Zach Trein
For more information on our upcoming trip to Bangladesh, click here! Trip ...
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. ...
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 ...
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
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 ...