23 results for tag: Surfers Giving Back


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 ...

Aloha Bangladesh 2012

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime'' -Lao Tzu Today, we sent back 2 of our Bengali friends with a team of 10 STN staff for the 8th annual, month-long Bangladesh trip. The journey all started eight years ago, when the founder of STN looked at a map and noticed that Bangladesh had the longest sand beach in the world. Shortly after that, a handful of people touched down in Bangladesh, and through meeting one lone surfer in Bangladesh, the sport of surfing and the culture of giving back began to take roots in the country. We've been going back to Bangladesh for several years, so what's ...

Paddle For Daisy

At age 8 after 6 surgeries, 22 rounds of chemotherapy and 2 courses of radiation, Daisy Love Merrick is facing cancer for the 3rd time and is in a battle for her life. The next steps of Daisy's treatment include, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant with progressive treatments in America and Israel. The estimated cost not covered by insurance will total close to half a million dollars. In June, Al Merrick met with Dean Plumlee, the national director of Christian Surfers US, who suggested a paddle-a-thon to raise money for Daisy's medical treatments. This event hopes to provide both emotional and financial assistance to Daisy and her family. Essent...

Bed. Breakfast. Bike. Board.

It’s like a dream. One of those dreams where you find out you’ve been a royal all your life and have a rich inheritance and a crown waiting for you. Or you’ve won the lottery and you’re driving your dream car down a road to your home with an oceanfront view. But then, it’s not a dream, it’s a reality that, perhaps unbeknownst to you, you have a home on the coast of France! That home has a name and it is ‘Surf Hostel Biarritz.’ Most hostels I’ve been at through my travels in Europe that are within a certain student-esque budget will offer you the following: the comfort of a sturdy bunk bed, and a breakfast of toast and jam with some ...