One eyelid slowly cracks open as you reach to turn off the loud beeping that is your alarm. As you climb out what feels like the most warm and comfortable place on this planet, there is one word echoing through your mind: c o f f e e. But as you stumble towards your caffeine machine, you catch a glimpse of your surfboard out of the corner of your eye. Suddenly, you remember why you woke up at 5:30am, and uncoincidentally you immediately have energy. You close your eyes and imagine the clean rolling waves of the North Shore, and then find yourself at your dresser hastily ...
In the land of maple syrup, hockey, and igloos lies a small town that happens to also happens to include our favorite sport: surfing! For this months' ‘On the Other Side of Go’ blog, we bring to you the district of T O F I N O. Often referred to as “the jewel of Canada’s West Coast”, this beautiful town with just under 2,000 residents is known for its breathtaking nature, great vibes, and perfect waves! We love everything about that combination, making Tofino one of our most desirable travel destinations.
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This month for our Alumni Wave, we introduce to you... Sanna Myers! After bringing the ‘fire’ to Surfing The Nations in 2010, Sanna has been quick to carry the torch onto her new clothing company, "SPARK," that is soon to set the fashion industry ablaze. (Are we punny yet?)
Sanna Myers, who many of you remember as Sanna Parker, moved to Hawaii from Sweden and soon became a valued member of our STN staff. Although she served in all of our outreaches and spent countless hours working in our office, for Sanna, Surfing The Nations was much more than just a job. ...
After 8 years of dreaming- and months of preparing- the first ever S.A.L.T. trip was successfully pioneered by the students of the Spring 2015 Surfers Leadership School!
So, what is S.A.L.T., you may ask? Surprisingly, the "S" has nothing to do with surfing, but rather - SAILING.
S.A.L.T., an acronym for Sailing Adventure Leadership Training, turned out to be the perfect description for what the students experienced over their five days at sea. Between high waves and beautiful Hawaiian islands, this journey was the experience of a lifetime. Modeling the quote ...
Today's blog is written by guest author Erin Himes of Pepperdine University!
Last Saturday morning around 5 AM, a group of 13 college students gathered in a dark parking lot to drive to the airport and board a flight to Honolulu. Now, one week later, a group of 13 friends are scattered across the Surfing the Nations property waiting to fly home. We want to tell you the story of our spring break.
We are a part of a program called Project Serve at Pepperdine University. Basically, that means that earlier in the year, we were placed on a team and told we would be ...
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 ...
Get your boards ready, the Alumni Wave is rolling in! This month we are bringing to you a travel-savvy South American who’s living up her dreams around the world!
Meet (or remember!) Belen Del Canto. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Belen was with Surfing The Nations for four years (2007-2011), holding a couple different positions during her time. Some of you Alumni might remember her as Cindy’s assistant, or you probably saw her cruising with international department!
Today, Belen currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale and works (and travels the world I might add) ...
Every three months, young adults from all over the globe arrive for a healthy dose of adventure, outreach, and hearty character development! Everyone who comes brings their own personality and flavor that complements the experience. During this time, you’re going to be living with quite a few people from a MULTITUDE of cultures.
Living ‘dorm style’ can seem a bit hectic when you don’t give yourself alone time. “The biggest difference between here and home is that I live with seven others guys and there are always people around. I strive to stay positive ...
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While everyone is busy trying to set (and keep) their New Year's resolutions, we want to invite you to join us on ours here at Surfing The Nations!
Every year, STN sets a theme to encourage and inspire our "ohana" to raise the bar in how we serve the communities we love here in Hawaii and internationally. For 2015, we have chosen the simple, yet powerful theme of "Character." Each month we will focus on different character traits and make it our goal to refine these in new ways, both personally and as an organization.
See the list below to follow along and be a ...