Take a moment to think of that place you go to be inspired... where the creative atmosphere gets the imaginative juices flowing. Do you have it? I think you know the place; the writers have their coffee shops, romantics have that prime spot for every sunset, children look up to the sky where the clouds come alive, and surfers have their favorite break where they wait on their boards, anticipating that perfect wave. Here’s another question: where do you go to inspire others? For a moment let’s make an assumption: we all want to inspire others, or leave our mark on the ...
Where Are They Now?
After living in South Carolina, England, Hawaii and LA - and having countless international travels in between - it is safe to say that Emily Jones (a.k.a. EmJ) could tell you a few stories from her mere 27 years. From helping to pioneer our Ulu Pono Kids program and working as STN's creative director, EmJ made a major impact during her five years on staff at STN! Unbeknownst to her at the time, each endeavor was a vital piece of the puzzle to help her reach for her ultimate goal: getting to the Congo. A goal ...
When you daydream about where you would LOVE to travel to... what country comes to mind?
For STN staff member Zeke Conner, his answer was far from typical; his thirst for adventure and desire for change took him to a closed nation that most people wouldn't even consider...
Click HERE to read an interview by Skim Magazine about how journeying with Surfing The Nations has led Zeke to be the first-ever skim boarder in North Korea!
Hawaiian-island hopping is one of our favorite ways to travel... especially when its for our internship programs "Inter-island outreach".
Read about this summers trip to the Big Island, written by internship staff member, Sofie Gustavsson!
Leaving the lava fields of Kona behind, the greenery of northern Big Island made us all wide eyed and speechless, in awe of the beauty around us. At the top of the Waipio Valley Lookout the excitement was static in the air, backpacks were adjusted, water bottles refilled and polaroids taken before our group of eighteen, ten ...
We may only be halfway through 2015, but it has already marked some great milestones for Surfing The Nations. (See below!) We could not have done this alone though! Many have supported STN with their time, finances, skills, services and donations.
Mahalo to all who have brought us closer to our dreams!
Amy Webb // Over three years of countless hours of service
Artisan Construction // STN financial supporter; Donated enormous portions of labor toward the construction of the COTC, while charging little to no overhead cost!
Chaminade University ...
June has come and passed, and we are STOKED to announce the staff of the month: Andrew Steele!
Andrew has been with us on staff at Surfing The Nations for almost a year, and is a hard working 24 year old who loves engineering, surfing, and giving back to his community - wherever he is!
Andrew first came out to Surfing The Nations in 2013 for the internship program, and his heart fell in love with Wahiawa in those 3 months. After Internship graduation, he moved back to his hometown, Raleigh, in North Carolina, where he finished school and worked for a construction ...
The construction of our new Community Outreach and Training Center is moving forward at a steady pace. All the metal framing for the walls on both floors are up and its finally starting to look like a building! The next step in the construction will be putting in walls to cover the framing. After that, adding on the roof will be the final exterior touch. Our goal is to have the exterior finalized by the end of the summer and we are confident that - with your help - we can reach that goal!
To find out more about the COTC or if you would like to be involved in any way, ...
As you may already know, June 20th is International Surfing Day, and all of us at Surfing The Nations are getting stoked to shred. We want YOU to get excited too, which is why we’re partnering with the organization, “Groundswell”, for an Instagram Givaway! To enter, all you need to do is post a picture on Instagram before June 20 of how you give back to your community, tag and follow both @surfingthenations and @groundswellsupply, and hashtag #SurfersGivingBack. Thats all you need to do for a chance to win an awesome prize - we can’t wait to see your photos!
Surfing The Nations - our name says it all.
Read on to see why we go to the nations, which nations we're going to next - and how you can get involved!
We go out to the nations not only with the purpose of experiencing surf in different countries, but to truly bring the heart of surfing to their cultures as well. By simply using this sport, we are able to break down cultural barriers, build relationships, and be a catalyst for change; through all of this, we have been able to open doors which allow us to meet needs all around the world.
Aren't a surfer? ...
We can feel the excitement increasing for the Community Outreach Training Center, and the anticipation builds with each donation that comes in! We want to thank all of you who have financially partnered with us for the construction of the COTC; we still have a long way to go, but we couldn’t have gotten this far without your help.
This week we would love to give a special shout out to one of our supporters: Whole Foods in Kahala! Whole Foods has been extremely generous to us and has played a huge part in helping this building progress. But what a lot of you probably ...