26 results for tag: Surfers Giving Back


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 County South Shore Lifeguards, Holomua Nā ʻOhana, and Angel Network. In total, ...

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 of  'Surfers Giving Back'. Follow STN on facebook and twitter at @stn1040 for ...

STN in Mexico City

Hola World! Jeremy Seick, Zack Williams, and Renee Arnold from Surfing The Nations are here in Mexico City recruiting. We are being hosted by the amazing Maria "Nana" and Paola in one of the craziest cities we've ever been in. Here are some highlights from our first couple days. One of our first stops was Maria and her brother Rodrigo's school Beraca, in Saint Jeronimo. We chatted it up with passionate young people, one of our favorite being Emilio who gave Zack a tech deck to "remember him" by. Then it was off to Transformacion Urbana located in Chimalhuacan, 2 hours away from our home base but amazingly still within Mexico City (this place ...

STN Goes To California & Mexico

...And they're off! Last night we sent out five of our staff to California, thus beginning our 2012 California/Mexico Recruitment Tour. I had a chance to peek at their schedule and it looks pretty packed with visits to Azusa Pacific University, Point Loma, Hurley International and the Dane Williams Memorial Surf Festival - and that's just in California. (more…)

Bangladesh Team Heading Home

It has been a quick yet fabulous month in Bangladesh and the team has been making their way back home to Hawaii. 12 hours on a bus from Coxs Bazar to Dhaka, an airplane through Thailand, and a couple more flights over the Pacific and I'm sure they will be sleeping for the next day just recovering from an exhausting travel. Rickshaws rides and elephants, surfboards and street-kids, three-pieces and board shorts. You can begin to realize the world of a difference the sport of surfing might pose in a country like Bangladesh. But after only 30 days, the 2012 Bangladesh team hosted a nation-wide surfing competition in Cox's Bazar, an all-girls surf camp ...

Bangladesh Team Update!

As promised, the Bangladesh team update! Get a glimpse of what it's like to be there through the eyes of team member Kirsten Jackson, as she shares her perspective on the country, the people, the experience.   After 3 days of flying and a 14 hour bus ride, we finally made it to beautiful Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. We've got an awesome team out here! So much has happened in such a short time. Our days are filled with early morning dawn patrols, promptly followed by breakfast at the local hotspot "Poushee" (Our absolute favorite)!  Next, we cruise around Bahatchurat, the town the surf club boys live in. There's so much to see and experience ...

STN Sweden and Ireland Trip

On July 16th -August 18, founder of Surfing the Nations Cindy Bauer and two STN staff members, Renee Arnold and Julie Nelson, took off on a trip to Sweden and Ireland. STN Sweden is in its early days of forming and developing so Cindy, Renee and Julie went over to meet with the Swedish staff, help cast the vision and equip the leaders. Renee and Julie jetted off to Ireland for a week to get to know the people there and scout out a place where STN Sweden could send teams to for humanitarian and surf outreaches. Here is an excerpt from Julie that she wrote as the trip was coming to an end: (more…)

Help Josh Build A Studio

I hope that you enjoyed Josh Garrel's free album last Friday. If you have not, his newest album Love & War: B-sides and Remixes is available online and you can read up on it in our recent post. Amazingly enough, Josh Garrels has written, recorded and produced all of his albums, including Love & War & The Sea In Between, from home, outside of the "ideal" studio-space. And with the next full-length album on the horizon, Garrels has chosen the route of building an adequate studio - a space that would cater to his recording needs and be used to create limitless albums for many other musicians. (more…)

Paddle for Daisy in Bali

On September 1st, people all over the US and beyond gathered to participate in 'Paddle for Daisy'. Surfers from all over came to show their support and help raise the funds needed by the Merrick family to continue Daisy's treatment as she fights cancer for the third time in her young life. We believe this act fully embodies 'surfers giving back.' (more…)

Give Aloha revised!

If you are a Hawaii resident and you shop at Foodland, the Give Aloha gift matching program is an easy way to contribute to the work of Surfing the Nations. At the checkout, you may pick the Hawaii non-profit charity of your choice to make a donation of up to $249, and Foodland will match that donation.* Simple! Just let them know you are donating to Surfing the Nations, ID number 78555. For more details visit: http://www.foodland.com/our-community/give-aloha Thank you for helping us bring positive change and hope to communities here and across the globe! *PLEASE NOTE: Whoops! We weren't completely accurate in our information on the give aloha ...