4 results for month: 08/2018


Cheers, McDaniel Family!

While many staff come and go, Rob and Gisele McDaniel have been a crucial part of the Surfing the Nations family for almost a decade. With Rob having eleven years on staff under his belt, and Gisele with eight, this couple has worked in a plethora of job roles at STN. Seeing this organization grow from the pioneering stages, to a thriving non-profit, Rob and Gisele have been an integral part of developing STN into the thriving organization it is today. The fierce South African beauty and Californian artist are the dynamic team who have influenced so many with their genuine hearts and faithfulness towards the community here, all while raising two ...

Staff Snaps – Vol. 4: Dave Winters

On Staff Snaps we feature some of the all stars who make the good stuff happen behind the scenes at Surfing the Nations. Today on Staff Snaps we're featuring our resident Aussie and staff of the month for April, Dave Winters. While Dave keeps our Oahu base property in mint condition with the help of his team, he's always sharing epic and hilarious stories, but what's more is this legend's heart for people. Born and raised? Southwest of Western Australia. The town I was born in is a place called Pinjarra. But Mandurah, that's where I grew up. Favorite part of the workday? Probably coffee, first thing in the morning. And working with ...

STN Global – Thruster Model

Surfing The Nations is breaking new ground in 2019 and establishing new bases around the world! Surfing The Nations is going global! While our founding base is established on Oahu, global directors Zach and Charis Ifland are implementing our vision to see Surfing the Nations planted internationally. This means seven STN bases established around the world and you can be a part of it! With foundations already set in the South Pacific, Sweden, and Sri Lanka, we're still in the pioneering stages of establishing bases in North America, Africa, South America, and Oceania. The common thread between each of our global bases will be implementing the ...

STN Global – Särna, Sweden

Longtime staff member Teka Gabaldon experienced the launch of our base in Sweden firsthand this past winter in the small mountain town of Särna. Read below to get excited for what's ahead for our Sweden base and how you can get involved! Growing up in Southern California, I’ve never experienced a proper winter before. I, unlike my peers growing up more North, did not have memories of making snowmen or bundling up like the kid in A Christmas Story. Not being a huge fan of the cold, I wasn’t particularly sad about missing out. However, when I was invited to join the pioneering of our first out of country base in Sweden during the arctic ...