"Surfing The Nations impacts local and international communities through the sport of surfing and selfless service by meeting needs and changing lives."
The concept of integrating surfing and humanitarian work began way back in the early surf era with founder Tom Bauer. As a young boy who loved surfing, he found himself caught in the characterization of the surf culture as one marked by drugs, partying and self-centeredness. After fully grasping the concept that surfing and giving back can actually go hand-in-hand, Tom committed his life to mobilizing surfers to serve and be leaders of positive change in communities both locally and internationally. Surfing The Nations was born!