Surfers are some of the most adventurous people on earth. They will go anywhere, and endure anything, if they have an opportunity to surf a great wave. Surfers are always looking for a new, undiscovered break. Even unknown surfers from obscure locations are truly stoked regardless of where they come from or how great they can rip. They share the common thread of the surf experience. The oceans of the world are the great equalizers. All true surfers are what Aussies call “the true blue crew.”

Where ever they go, however, surfers are impacting local cultures. Over the years, as an unknown break becomes known, more and more surfers travel to surf. The result is that local cultures are impacted by the presence of surfers, many of whom are young men. Businesses grow around the presence of surfers – to feed, house and entertain – them. Much of this impact, unfortunately, has not been positive, and surf culture has therefore received mixed reviews.

Surfers on Mission wants to offer a positive alternative to the traditional surfer reputation. Surfers on Mission’s vision is to take groups of surfers to needy areas of the world, where great surf breaks are located, and to give back to the local communities. Through humanitarian aid, Christian witness, and general service and assistance, Surfers on Mission will help people in the name of Jesus Christ.

Surfers are also some of the most unlikely candidates for Christian service and for focus of Christian outreach. But, like the Apostle Paul said, “God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” (1 Corinthians. 1: 27-28).

Surfers on Mission envisions that the groups who travel will provide mentoring experiences for every surfer on the team. Fathers and mothers can take their sons or daughters. Adult surfers who travel with a group will have an opportunity to lead by example in Christ-like living, serving, and surf etiquette in the water. Surfers on Mission teams are committed to honoring Jesus Christ and His purposes in every area of life. That example, both inside the team and through the team’s service will be a part of “letting our light shine” for Jesus in a dark and needy world.