In Between Sets: March 2017

Coffee Date with STN

Ever wanted to just sit down with STN and catch up on life? We’re instituting rainy day coffee dates (it’s raining somewhere, right?) around this blog – and we’re calling it In Between Sets. So grab a cup of your fav (I’ll get a chai latte, extra hot please) and let’s see what’s happening this month!



Can’t believe it’s already that time of the semester – interns leave on their outreach to another island. This semester they split into teams and hit up the extra special island of…drumroll…Maui! They’re in for 10 days of service, adventure, bonding and probably a few s’mores! They’re off the grid for the outreach too, so besides important calls, there’s no social media, no texting, no distractions. What a challenge! But be sure to check out these hashtags when they’re back: #stnintern and #surfingthenations

Things are getting a whole lot quieter at the STN base as the Surfers Leadership School are also heading out on their Sailing Adventure Leadership Training, or more commonly known as SALT. Students get to spend 5 full days navigating the channels between the Hawaiian Islands, learning the ins and outs of sailing, working as a team and facing the daily challenges of living in close quarters and maybe facing a bout or two of sea sickness. Check out this link to see pics of last year’s adventure.

Pepperdine Team in the House

We were stoked to host – for the fourth time – a team from Pepperdine University! Pepperdine is located in Southern California and are a prestigious school with whom we share similar values and are extremely pleased to have a longstanding partnership. It’s always a pleasure to serve alongside these young men and women during their alternative Spring Break, while also getting to surf, and enjoy Hawaii together. We’re excited to inspire the next generation to be focused on giving back!
Getting to know our Guys

STN wouldn’t be what it is without its staff – all 100% self-funded volunteers. You can see all their beautiful faces here on our staff page, and also learn more about the latest crew of guys to join the staff in this blog. Chase, Kevin, Samuel and Daniel talk about what brought them here, what keeps them here and why YOU should be here, too!
Looking Ahead

This year is going to be epic – we’re already in March and the official launch of STN’s 20-year anniversary is coming up around the corner! Stay tuned!
Click these links to see some more highlights:

We’ll soon be revealing all the details for our 20th trip to Indonesia, for now pencil in July 3 – 23 for the adventure of a lifetime, and read this blog to get stoked!

We are continually pushing forward with development of our COTC (Community Outreach and Training Center) – the former brothel!

Our very own boutique The Vintage Hawaii just had a remodel and their website got a facelift.

The Surfers Coffee Bar, our non-profit business that supports all our outreaches and programs, is getting lots of love on yelp! They even made us a video, so check it out!

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