The month of May was history-in-the-making for Surfing The Nations as we took another big step towards Transformation Wahiawa! The much-anticipated demolition of an old brothel in the back of our property has finally come to pass. After years of being used as a house for illegal drug dealing and sex-trafficking, the plot of land has been flattened in order to rebuild a community center in its place. The "Outreach Training Center" (OTC), as it will be called, will include a food pantry, art & music rooms for our Ulu Pono Kids program as well as permanent offices for ...
It's hard to believe that 2014 marks Surfing The Nations' SEVENTEENTH trip to Indonesia!
In 1997, STN founder Tom Bauer pioneered the organization's first surfing adventure tour to this country of over 10,000 islands. On the brink of a new era of surfing about to flood Indonesia, he committed to go back every summer for the next ten years. Little did he know, that 'ten' would later turn into a 'twenty.'
Now, 17 years later, he is back once again with a fresh team of 21, ready to introduce them to all of the reasons why he is full of stoke for Indo. The team landed in ...
Surfers Coffee Bar Is Going Big!
Surfers Coffee Bar is now in its 4th year running and is thriving due to it’s recent makeover. Thank you to everyone who helped in the renovation of SCB and thank you to all our loyal customers for your patience and for supporting SCB through the transition. Since the renovations, SCB has had their most successful quarter ever and attribute it in large part to their increasingly famous Acai Bowls.
We are thrilled at how SCB is thriving. We are becoming better and better known for the quality of our caffeine ...
While it is no longer a secret that Instagram may be one of the biggest blessings (and curses) of this generation, we thought we would take a moment and help channel the daily flood of photos to just eight of our favorite Instagram accounts. Here's to hoping that these photos may inspire you to get off your phone (or computer in this case) and go on an adventure - specifically in our beloved backyard, Hawaii!
P.s. Follow us on Instagram @surfingthenations
Two brothers, Nainoa and Makana, capturing their exploration of their Hawaii Nei ...
The Surfers Coffee Bar got an extra jolt last Friday morning with a visit from Stumptown’s very own David George. This seven-year veteran with Stumptown Coffee Roasters took the five hour flight from Portland to Wahiawa to up the expertise of the already “Top 10 Coffee Shops in Hawaii” placeholder.
SCB Barsita, Karen Domingo was thrilled to have the opportunity, and recognizes the benefits it will have on Surfers Coffe Bar: ""In general, I think it was important that all of our baristas were trained together. Not only do we know we're on the same page, but we're ...
For the next ten days, Surfing The Nations is collaborating with SOL (Stoked On Life) to bring you some limited edition “Surfers Giving Back” apparel and promote the idea of using your talents and passions to make a positive impact!
100% of the sale proceeds go to Surfing The Nations along with all of the merchandise on SOL's website (solsunglasses.com) for the next ten days. Visit teespring.com/surfersgivingback to check out the limited edition t-shirt, tank and hoodie!
In the end of 2013, STN went on their first 'pioneer' trip to Turkey. Today, staff member Gisele Pitot shares a little about the trip:
"When I think of a pioneer I picture a David Livingstone-esque character: grizzly and sweaty, hacking through the jungle with a machete while mosquitos feast on him. I picture safari hats and lot of khaki. But on an STN pioneer trip, things look a little different (although we still had some grizzly men!). Skateboards, stickers, cameras, GPS signals and the odd map were our tools in our very first trip to the Eurasian country of Turkey....
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!
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
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.
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: